Euromonitor International sees technologies such as augmented reality playing a key role this year.
Research conducted by NewStore showed a disconnect between online and in-store capabilities.
Shoppers shifted share of wallet toward merchandise purchases this past holiday season.
Strong fundamentals has the retail sector well-positioned this year.
Easter Sunday is earlier this year, which doesn’t bode well for retailers.
The near-term outlook on business conditions and job prospects were areas of concern by consumers.
More seamless and hassle-free shopping experiences are expected.
Using GAAP measures, Costco’s November sales rose 10 percent over last year.
Tulip Retail’s mobile platform runs on iOS and Apple, and can help improve the in-store shopping experience.
The company analyzed data from its retail partners to determine sales trends.