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Early Online Impact of GDPR

As we have reported before, Europe’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018: It seeks to protect the personal data of EU citizens. In addition, it increases the obligations of firms that collect or process … Continue reading

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Disconnect Between Consumers and Retailers

Today, there is a big disconnect between consumers and retailers with regard to social media priorities. In fact, consumers most want to read about deals. Yet, many firms place too little emphasis on this. Take a look at these posts … Continue reading

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2018 Retail StatPack

In conjunction with Oracle and Bronto, eMarketer offers a FREE Retail StatPack. Just click on the image. Then fill out the short form to download the report.    

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H&M Is Now Using Data Analytics

Just a few years ago, H&M was charging along as a leading purveyor of “cheap chic.” In recent times, it has not done nearly as well. Hence, H&M is now using data analytics more actively than before.   Why and … Continue reading

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Retail Job Trends from LinkedIn

Recently, LinkedIn cited a lot of new information about retail jobs. Click the image to read the full discussion. Below the image are three highlights of the LinkedIn report. “Of all retail associates who took on a new job title in … Continue reading

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Online Shopping Behavior Is Still Evolving

As we reported yesterday, the future of E-commerce is brighter than ever.  Now, we study how online shopping behavior is still evolving. In this post, we look at: (1) online shopping trends and (2) the recent success of eBay. The material … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Are Charging Ahead

Many small business trends are worth studying. Now, let’s consider how small businesses are charging ahead. According to Vangie Beal for Webopedia: “A small business is privately owned and operated. And it typically employs a small number of workers. In … Continue reading

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