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It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days – TechCrunch

It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days – TechCrunch A lot of people that will say that traditional retail is dying. They’ll point to the rising prominence of e-commerce, which accounts for under 10% of total retail in the U.S. and a whopping 15% or more …

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China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch

China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with another U.S. tech giant: Intel. JD and Intel said today that …

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Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more – TechCrunch

Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more – TechCrunch Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to tap into digital capabilities in their …

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Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores – TechCrunch

Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores – TechCrunch People like to say that brick-and-mortar retail is dead, but direct-to-consumer businesses continue to dabble with physical stores all the same. Why? Because brick-and-mortar retail provides businesses with benefits an online shopping platform can’t, namely consumer experiences that create and …

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund MallforAfrica and DHL are giving African merchants a global stage. This week the online retailer and delivery …

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Macy’s credit card processors stop working on Black Friday

It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but retail giant Macy’s can’t get its credit card processors to work. Customers have been waiting in lines across the United States to buy discounted items, only to find out that the machines won’t take credit cards or gift cards. …

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