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Macy's new NYC store touts localization efforts


  • Women's Wear Daily (subscription required)

Macy's opened a 160,000-square-foot store in the Bronx, N.Y., this month, the first new New York City store the retailer has opened in 40 years. The store illustrates the company's focus on merchandis… Read More

Study: Streaming to drive digital music revenue in 5 years


  • GigaOm

Revenue from digital downloads of music is forecast to fall 39% in the next five years, with streaming representing 70% of digital music revenue by 2019, according to MIDiA Research. At present, just … Read More

How to gauge the need for automated technology in frozen food ops


  • Refrigerated & Frozen Foods online

There are several steps companies should take to decide whether they need an automated storage/retrieval system for their frozen food operations, writes Dan Labell, president of Westfalia Technologies… Read More