Stores are becoming increasingly more connected. The Internet of Things will allow retailers to transform their brick and mortar locations to offer more contextual and efficient consumer experiences. Consumers can expect more frictionless shopping, which will be as simple as walking into a store, selecting what they want, and then walking away. The payment will …
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Shoppers Online and Off Set Spending Record, Giving Many Retail Sectors Much to Celebrate this Year PURCHASE, N.Y. – December 26, 2017 – Mastercard SpendingPulse today reports that holiday sales increased 4.9 percent this year, setting a new record for dollars spent. This is the largest year-over-year increase since 2011 and a further indication of consumer …
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Mastercard SpendingPulse today released its U.S. Retail Holiday Shopping Mid-Season Update, reporting strong growth of 3.6 percent compared to last year. In fact, 2017 is projected to show the strongest holiday season growth rates since 2010, with the overall potential to surpass 5 percent year-over-year growth.

Growing up, we got our milk and our bread at the local store around the corner. But Stop & Shop was much more than that. It was a place where our neighbors stopped by for a chat and to share the latest gossip. It was always as much about the human and social experience as …
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  This holiday season there was a new breed of consumer driving sales—omnishoppers, a group that aggressively uses technology to interact with brands across multiple channels. The Retail CMO’s Guide to the Omnishopper, culled from aggregated and anonymized transaction data and a robust global MasterCard survey of consumers, illustrates a salient point about these empowered …
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