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Does The 5.5% Holiday Sales Increase Signal A 2018 Retail Rebound? - January 28, 2018

According to the National Retail Federation, 2017 ended on a high note with $691.6 billion in holiday sales. Read Mihir’s thoughts in Retail Touch Points, on what tricks did retailers smartly implement to do well, during the 2017 holiday season. >>>

56% Of Men More Likely To Purchase Clothing From Amazon - January 18, 2018

There’s a lot of discussion on the possible acquisition of Target / Nordstrom by Amazon. Find out what does our analysis say. >>>

Data Feed: December 21, 2017 - December 21, 2017

Emarketer featured our holiday voice shopping analysis on voice deals offered via Amazon and Google. Read more. >>>

Apple HomePod likely a no-show at CES, but it could win anyway - December 20, 2017

This holiday season there was a tug of war between Alexa and Google Home Mini. Does Apple’s Home Pod have any chance to compete? Learn more here >>>

Study: Retailers need to step up customer engagement for voice-enabled devices - December 19, 2017

Despite the hype around voice devices, retailers didn’t seem to heavily leverage this newest consumer touchpoint. Read more here. >>>

How Best Buy is winning against all odds - December 13, 2017

Find out how the electronics specialist-Best Buy sees opportunity everywhere. Even if it’s on Amazon. Read more in Retail Dive here. >>>

Amazon’s poor start a Christmas gift to rival retailers - December 9, 2017

Amazon’s launch in Australia was a surprise for retailers but was it a disappointment for consumers? This article in The Australian discusses this and includes our insights. >>>

Amazon pushes holiday sales of its Alexa-enabled devices, but holds back on voice commerce - December 7, 2017

How well did Amazon’s Echo Dot encourage shoppers to make purchases. Find out in digitalcommerce360. >>>

Amazon's Australian launch breaks records - December 6, 2017

“Australian retailers should focus on their customers and Amazon’s moves, as it’s known to be a long term player.” Read Mihir Kittur’s advice to Australian retailers on Amazon’s launch in the Australian Financial Review. >>>

Amazon underwhelms despite “landmark” launch - December 6, 2017

Inside Retail carries Mihir’s quotes on Amazon’s entry in Australia and why retailers shouldn’t start celebrating just yet. Read the article here. >>>