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Are YOUR Career Skills on Target for the Future?

Are YOU forward-looking in YOUR career skills in looking to the future? Click here for a post we ran last year on this subject. Below is a new infographic on job skills from Guthrie Jensen. As Guthrie Jensen reports: “In … Continue reading

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The Future Roles of the Physical Store

As we are well aware, many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are evolving in response to the impact of online shopping — which more and more people are using both to acquire information and to make purchases without visiting a store. Big … Continue reading

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Slow North American Retail Growth Ahead

United States and Canadian retailers are forecast to be in a slow to moderate growth mode well into the future. According to an eMarketer study: “Despite steady growth of 3%, which puts the U.S. ahead of Canada’s rate of increase, … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Age of Disruption

Consulting firm PWC calls this retail era “the age of disruption.” And PWC has done a lot of research to determine the characteristics of this era, their implications, and how to deal with them. Recently, PWC completed a major survey of … Continue reading

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What Job Skills Will Be Most Important in 2020?

As we plan our future career moves, it is essential to be aware of trends in the job marketplace. For example, what skills should we expect employers to desire in the year 2020? Consider these observations from YouTern: “Drivers of … Continue reading

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An Infographic Look at the Future of Retailing

Here’s an interesting infographic on more of the changes that retailing is undergoing — and will undergo in the future.   Visually  

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A Nice Slideshow on the Future of Retailing

The slideshow below is from  Ross Dawson‘s keynote speech at Congreso Internacional de Retail in Lima Peru. Dawson is a futurist and strategy advisor at AHT.    

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