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IoT on the Rise, Google Everywhere, HBC Strong
Strength begets more strength in this week's retail news story roundup. Internet of things devices have strong growth potential, Google hits the "holy grail of advertising," and HBC flexes its muscle against Sears. [su_spacer size="60"] Number IoT devices in retail rise as prices fall. [su_row][su_column size="3/5"]The…
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Wave of Changes in Retail
One would think that the retail industry is one of the most mature markets with retailers having found sucessful formulas and that any changes would be infrequent and minor. But the business of retail changes fast and furiously because of many factors: the economy, online…
The Future of Gaming – E3 2012
matrix has entered into gaming in a big way in the last 2 years, so we are very interested in what is going to happen in the future for gaming. It promised to be another very interesting upcoming 2 years from what was announced at…
Now is the Time for Mobile in Retail
For the last 3 years, it has been clear in the industry that mobile marketing and retail were going to intersect in a big way. But this holiday season we saw big waves from Amazon with mobile marketing (see below). Now the National Retail Federation…
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Display Material Scorecard
There are many potential material options available to produce  retail displays. For the unfamiliar, It can be an intimidating process to work through. All materials have their ideal applications, but if used in the wrong environment it could spell disaster. As retail experts, matrix can…
Holiday Season 2011: Retail Projections
According to the National Retail Federation, holiday season sales are set to increase 2.8% over last year. The 2.8% is a modest increase, but a welcome one. It is less than the dramatic increase last year where the 2010 holiday season bounced back 5.2% blowing…
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Consumer Confidence Increasing?
Consumer confidence and increased discretionary spending a sign of good things to come? Heading into the key season for most retailers there may be some cause for a more positive outlook as there are signs that consumer confidence may be growing stronger and discretionary spending…
QR Codes in Retail Marketing
QR codes have come to North American marketing in a big way. They are particularly interesting to the retail marketing industry because they engage the consumer on location in the store at the point of decision. The data that comes from having someone interact with…