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These New Technologies Are Bringing Retail into the New Year

The new year is bringing plenty of newness to retail, much of it “behind the scenes” thanks to further adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), generative AI, and augmented…

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Consumers

Consumers, Retail and What to Expect in 2024? It’s Tricky

Another holiday season is just about in the books and, of course, the retail industry is looking to suss out trends for 2024 before January hits. That’s always tricky, but…

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Consumers

Here’s Where & What Holiday Consumers Will Buy (Despite Their Economic Jitters)

Consumers may seem like walking contradictions right now – saying they feel one way about the economy but acting differently with when it comes to purchasing. And that has helped…

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Retail/Brands

These New Passports Will Emphasize a Brand’s Sustainability

A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme says greenhouse gas emissions reached a new high in 2022 and by September 2023, global average temperatures were 1.8°C above pre-industrial…

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Retail/Brands

‘Tis the Season – And It Should Be Merry & Bright

It’s that time of year again, when people are hauling out the holly, Jack Frost is nipping at noses and – if expectations prevail – shoppers will be rushing home…

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Consumers

Reaching Gen Z & Millennials: Different Social Platforms Call for Different Content Every Time

There are 8 billion people in this world. And of them, 60 percent, or 4.88 billion, are active social media users. In the U.S., that number jumps to 74 percent.…

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Consumers

Despite Decreased Inflation, Back-to-School May Be Impacted

Inflation is at its lowest point in more than a year – three percent in June, down from 9.1 percent in June 2022. Yet, the continuation of increased prices, albeit…

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Retail/Brands

Buckle Up: The Metaverse is Coming to Retail & Young Shoppers Are Ready

Way back in the 1992 in his book Snow Crash, author Neal Stephenson coined the word “Metaverse,” a space he saw as a successor to the internet and a virtual…

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Consumers

Things to Know About Back-to-School 2023

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Media

Sustainable and Stylish: Cotton for Back to School

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