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How artificial intelligence is defining the future of brick-and-mortar shopping
While online shopping has taken great strides in recent years, the brick-and-mortar retail hasn't managed to keep pace. Artificial intelligence now permeates every aspect of ecommerce platforms, especially where customer interactions are involved.

Local 10

Hat store catches fire at Lauderhill shopping plaza
Local 10
LAUDERHILL, Fla. - A hat store caught fire Monday morning at a shopping plaza in Lauderhill, authorities said. The fire was reported inside Mable's Hats at the Madrid Plaza at 7553 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Crews Battle Fire at Shopping Center in LauderhillNBC 6 South Florida

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Grafton Commons shopping center expansion proposed for undeveloped land north of Costco
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Grafton Commons shopping center would undergo a major expansion under a new proposal pending before Grafton officials. Known as Grafton Commons North, it would feature a building with three retail spaces of 55,000, 9,000 and 5,000 square feet, ...

The Ledger

Tax-free holiday in time for last-minute shopping for school supplies in Polk
The Ledger
Frederick, whose daughter is starting sixth grade at Roosevelt Academy, started shopping as soon as school was out in June, but plans to stock up on glue and white board markers, and buy her daughter's first pair of new shoes for the year when she ...

Emerging trends in urban shopping experiences
NRF News (press release) (registration) (blog)
The industry is changing rapidly with new technologies and shopping experiences seemingly being introduced every week, “but at the heart of it, we're all consumers,” she says. “What makes your shopping experience different? What really makes you go ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After QVC-HSN merger, home shopping enthusiasts wonder what lies in store
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Ms. Barr is one of scores of Pittsburgh-area shoppers who were shocked to learn earlier this month that QVC, Liberty Interactive's home shopping television network, is merging with its longtime rival, the Home Shopping Network. QVC, which already owned ...

Pearland shopping center changes hands
Pearland Corners Shopping Center, a 37,548-square-foot center at 1635 East Broadway in Pearland, has changed hands. The center, at the intersection of Dixie Farm Road across from WalMart Supercenter, had an asking price of $6.3 million and drew 10 ...

More parents shopping earlier, spending more for back-to-school
Leigh Ann Van Doren, owner of Fredericksburg Parent, said that she'll probably do some back-to-school shopping for daughters Jamie, 16, and Tabitha, 19, during tax-free weekend, which is Aug. 4–6 in Virginia. But she'll probably wait until the week ...

Toledo Blade

Toledo market shopping leads to delicious culinary ideas
Toledo Blade
This past weekend, on a rare Saturday with no specific plans, I went on a shopping excursion to the Toledo Farmers' Market and to Rhodes' Garden Fresh market. I am inevitably tempted and seduced by so many beautiful items at both places that I'm never ...

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Editorial: Online shopping taking toll
Plattsburgh Press Republican
Everyone who shops online should understand the negative local impact that comes with that joy of a great purchase. Because online shopping is taking a more far-reaching toll than many people realize. It's easy to see the lure of sitting in your home ...

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