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SORO 2017
The State of Retailing Online 2017

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Retail Trends

This article summarizes a roundtable discussion in which top industry signage solutions providers, vendors and end users gathered to talk about the implications of the Internet of Things.


New year off to strong start with above-trend growth expected in the range of 2.5 to 3 percent.


United Sates will reach a record tenth year of expansion in 2018.

Consumer Trends

NRF surveyed 1,000 consumers between the ages of 18 and 36 to help retailers understand what is motivating young shoppers during the 2017 holiday season.

Retail Trends

The conditions outside will often determine if consumers are heading inside to stores or visiting websites.


With the economy growing at a 3 percent pace over the last two quarters and unemployment at a 17-year low, it would normally be expected that inflation would begin to show up on the radar screen.

Consumer Trends
Alliance Data

As customers shop their favorite brands for the perfect gifts this season, retailers need to wrap up a positive, memorable experience at every phase of the customer journey. Find out how in Alliance Data and Epsilon's 2017 holiday infographic.

Loss Prevention

The scope of current ORC activity, retailers’ resources for fighting it, and the overall impact on the industry.

Human Resources

The Mercer 2017 U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data, extensive HR and industry practices information, and benefit plan features for all merchandise categories including specialty retailers.