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Retail IT News: February in Review

Hello and welcome to February: in review

Things seem somewhat bleak, right now: the coronavirus and the economic ramifications seem to be dominating all news channels. In particular it’s interesting to see the rise in online orders as people stay behind closed doors. However, retailers don’t stand still and there continues to be a drive towards innovating both the online and in-store customer experience. While no one can predict the future, it’ll be interesting to see what the retail landscape will look like by Summer.

Either the coronavirus will fizzle out, and life will return to normal, or our new-found germaphobic ways will push retailers to shift towards drone deliveries, AR product previews and anything else that minimizes human contact. Time will tell!

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Amazon is expanding its cashierless Go model into a full-blown grocery store

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