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Walmart’s McMillon talks tech, people

Walmart’s McMillon talks tech, people

NEW YORK — Despite the technology that is changing the way stores operate and consumers shop, retailing is still a people business, Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon said on Sunday. “The way the customers feel when they leave the store, or your web site or app, determines how fast they’re going to come back,”

NRF forecasts sales growth for 2017

NRF forecasts sales growth for 2017

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation on Wednesday forecast that retail industry sales will grow between 3.7% and 4.2% in 2017. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 8% and 12%. NRF’s definition of retail sales excludes automobiles, and money spent at gas stations and