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Are You Ready to “Scan and Go?”

Wouldn’t you love to walk into your local grocery store, scan the items on your list, put them in your bag and head straight to your car when you’re done? No waiting to reach the cashier in long checkout lines, or even shorter self-checkout lines for that matter.

I’m talking about a completely autonomous experience. In and out. Actually, it’s more like “scan and go.”

Allow me to explain.

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Retail Roundtable: Can Brick-and-Mortar Thrive in an Omnichannel World?

These are dark days for many retailers, especially those brick-and-mortar stores that are losing store traffic and market share to aggressive ecommerce retailers.

By some accounts, as many as two-dozen major U.S.-based retailers are in danger of bankruptcy due to poor credit ratings. More than 3,500 stores – and counting – have closed thus far in 2017. And countless malls and shopping centers are facing vacancy rates that dwarf those of the Great Recession of 2008.

Is the ecommerce tsunami ushering in a sea change for traditional retailers? Or is the brick-and-mortar environment simply experiencing a natural evolution, which will sacrifice weaker players and leave stronger, innovative, omnichannel companies poised for long-term success?

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