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A Look At The Digital Future Of Global Retail - Retail Touch Points

As many as 90% of consumers say they trust online recommendations for products; and up to 25% of social media shoppers say they use social channels to finalize purchases. - From Retail Touch Point

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Visualizing the Biggest Risks to the Global Economy in 2020 - Visual Capitalist

In a recent survey, actuaries ranked climate change as their top risk for 2019, ahead of damages from cyberattacks, financial instability, and terrorism—drawing strong parallels with the results of this year’s Global Risk Report. - From Visual Capitalist

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Future of Retail - Throwaway Culture - Racounteur

From a UK / Europe Point of View. We throw a staggering volume of clothes to landfill every year, and the effect that the rise of single-use fashion is having on our environment is shocking. As the average number of wears for each garment continues to fall, more must be done to tackle the problem. - From Raconteur

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Prediction Consensus: What the Experts See Coming in 2020 - Visual Capitalist

Of the hundreds of forward-looking pieces of content published in the lead-up to 2020, how many of the expert predictions lined up? Was there a consensus on any particular trend, or were predictions all over the map? - From Visual Capitalist

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5G The Future Unplugged

Over the next decade, 5G is set to change the way underserved communities access high-speed data and allow a faster flow of information between devices. It's another innovation that will disrupt retail. - From Goldman Sachs

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The Most Valuable Nation Brands

One of most impressive gains came from second-ranked China, which is rapidly closing the gap separating them from the United States. China’s brand value surged over 40% to $19.4 trillion — more than the cumulative brand value of the next five countries.

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RFID: The Key to Guarantee Omnichannel Fulfillment Victory - RIS News

Real-time inventory visibility has become a necessity for retailers that want to guarantee in-stock positions for online orders, especially those that must be fulfilled on increasingly tight schedules.- From Impinj and RIS News

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Why Biometric Security is the Future - Visual Capitalist

From Visual Capitalist, this infographic covers biometric security from a number of angles, from current use cases to the ways people are outsmarting existing security measures. According to a recent study, facial recognition accuracy jumped 20x between 2013 and 2018. - From Visual Capitalist

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Ranked: The 20 Easiest Countries for Doing Business - Visual Capitalist

Contrary to popular belief, the hardest part about running a business may not be finding customers, it’s getting one started. If you live in Luxembourg or Argentina, however, it’s a different story─with the process sometimes taking over a year. - From Visual Capitalist

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The Startup Ecosystem - Raconteur

From AI to gaming, tech startups across the world are attracting huge interest from investors, receiving millions (if not billions) of funding.  but while digital media is by far the largest sector when it comes to the number of startups, early-stage funding is slowing and flowing into  other industries such as manufacturing and robotics. - From Raconteur

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The World’s 25 Most Successful Media Franchises, and How They Stay Relevant

While the list proves that success builds over time, these classics need to constantly reinvent themselves as their audiences become reliant on new technologies and demand more immersive experiences. - From Visual Capitalist

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An Investing Megatrend: How Demographics and Social Changes are Shaping the Future

This week’s infographic is from Visual Capitalist and Black Rock. By 2100, over 50% of the world will be living in either India, China, or Africa. Spending power will continue to migrate to older populations. Global consumer spending from those over 60 years is predicted to nearly double, from US$8 trillion in 2010 to a whopping US$15 trillion in 2020.

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The real cost of cybercrime - Raconteur

Overall, the average annual cost to organizations has been ballooning for all types of cyberattacks. For example, a single malware attack in 2018 costed more than $2.6 million, while ransomware costs rose the most between 2017–2018, from $533,000 to $646,000 (a 21% increase). - From Raconteur.net

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The Most Popular Toys Through the Decades - Rakuten

Every holiday season, there’s one must-have toy. Customers have been known to wait in line for hours, pay massive amounts of money and even physically fight in toy-store aisles during Black Friday sales just to get their hands on the year’s hottest toy

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2019 Holiday Shopping Outlook

Will it truly be the most wonderful time of the year? Bain unwraps this year’s forecast amid mixed macroeconomic indicators.

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