Smartphones, channel convergence, conscious capitalism, runaway discounting and government gridlock dominated the dialogue at this week’s National Retail Federation convention.
That’s plenty to chew on, but what was hard to swallow was the overriding message that retailers must continue to operate in an increasingly pressured, complicated and uncertain business climate and probably won’t do much better this year than last.
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