U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: U.S. retail sales numbers beat expectations; Andrew Ng announces his next AI project; Target acquires Shipt to boost same-day delivery capabilities; changing shopping habits are impacting holiday hiring practices;…

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Inside the Voice of the Store Manager Survey Results: Successful Retailers Find Ways to Fulfill Customer Expectations

It’s no secret that today’s consumer is in the driver’s seat and has high expectations from retailers. The second annual JDA Voice of the Store Manager Survey revealed that instead of shutting doors, successful retailers are evolving the store into a place to solve customer problems, relying on the speed and convenience of in-store fulfillment…

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