Apple's physical retail stores perform better than any other. In fact, Apple's performance, measured in annual sales per square foot, is 17 times higher than the average retailer and twice as efficient as its nearest rival.
Shoppers are no longer impulsive. A recent study from Deloitte has found that nine out of 10 shoppers know what they're purchasing before entering a physical store - all thanks to research first conducted online.
Tesco is planning to offer customers free Wi-Fi in stores across the UK, possibly the first such move by a supermarket chain operating in Britain. It's hoped that providing free internet access will help bolster domestic sales.
Google is rumored to be rolling out a smarthpone based real-world payment system using Near Field Communication technology. Well, the Wall Street Journal reports that the search giant has now brought MasterCard and Citigroup on-board.