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No Longer Uncool: Millennials Love Store Brands

The traditional stereotype of the millennial generation leads us to believe they are obsessed with brands, particularly premium brands. Yet research shows that few millennials are willing to part with the large amounts of cash that aspirational brands command. By contrast, millennials are now …

Study finds benefits in flexible work program at Fortune 500 company

If you've ever looked around the office and wondered if your company could embrace a more flexible work culture, a new randomized control trial may offer hope.<p>Sociological researchers out of the University of Minnesota found they were about to set up a successful flexible initiative within a …

The Workplace

It's all an illusion: How augmented reality is changing the future of retail

Retail tech can be slow to catch on. While smartphones have been around for more than 10 years—some would argue even longer—users are just now …

More to Love: The Target Mobile App

With a smartphone, you can shop smarter… especially if you have the <b>Target mobile app</b>. You know that the app for iPhone and Android exists, but do you …

20 percent of products bought from Walmart.com are shipped from Walmart stores

<b>Updated</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO — Walmart is rapidly answering Amazon and other mega-retailers by letting customers pick up online purchases at a nearby stores.<p>The retail giant has come around to the belief that customers really care only about buying a product in the fastest, cheapest, most convenient way …

The Office Of The Future Could Be A Park

The cubicle is dead, but what’s next? Will the office of the future be a self-driving car? A city in itself? A cabin in the forest?<p>According to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC, the workplace of the future is a park. “To transform the workplace into more public and social …

The Workplace

What The Grocery Store Of The Future Will Look Like

While much has been discussed about how tablets and other technology will be implemented in stores, the core merchandising strategy is also shifting.<p>As consumers distance themselves from the supercenter model, stores are becoming more intimate, with emphasis on prepared foods and local …

eCommerce

Samsung In Talks To Scoop Up SmartThings For Around $200 Million

Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source.<p>(Update: The deal is not done yet, says another.)<p><b>Update</b>: SmartThings has been acquired by Samsung.<p>SmartThings …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Target Makes a Connection with Match.com CEO and Other Tech Experts

Photo: Jake Turner<p>It’s a digital world, and retailers must do a whole lot more than just live in it.<p>According to a recent Deloitte study, digital …

How To Master The Fine Art Of Small Talk

Move beyond the weather to make small talk less painful and more productive. Here are five things that great conversationalists know.<p>Small talk gets a bad reputation. To avoid this allegedly meaningless drivel, people skip networking events. Or, almost as bad, they attend, but talk to the three …

Biographies

A Giant Among Dinosaurs, Discovered In Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina say they have unearthed the fossils of the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.<p>The bones are believed to be from a new species of the aptly named titanosaur, a massive herbivore from the late Cretaceous period, officials from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio …

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PayPal Is Piloting A Wireless Smartwatch Payment System

From parking apps to Square, one of the key elements in the growth of the mobile industry is finding ways to make it easier for people to part with their money. Now PayPal is piloting a new program to enable wireless payments with smartwatches.<p>The pilot, which PayPal is trying out in its on-campus …

Paypal

Analyst Report: Retail 2.0: the convergence of wearables, iBeacons and big data

Analysis<p>Retail 1.0, as it stands today can be defined as disparate online and in-store experiences, with mobile shopping applications trying hard to …

Internet of Things

Seven Ways Retailers Are Embracing Tech

With Forrester predicting online shopping will reach $370 billion by 2017, retailers are fighting hard to get consumers to visit stores -- and …

eCommerce

How do retailers achieve operational efficiency?

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading<p>Retail Week is the most trusted source of business intelligence for the retail industry. …

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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns

Kick back with these four new books, plus our favorite sweet and salty reads from years past.<p>A Hundred Summers<p>By Beatriz Williams<p>368 pages; G.P. …

Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

Books