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Retail jobs at risk in the face of automation

 

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July 27, 2017

Today’s Rundown

  1. Retail jobs at risk in the face of automation
  2. Video ad watching up 19%
  3. Retail Roundup—Raley’s adds health positions; Abercrombie sells on Tmall

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Retail jobs at risk in the face of automation

Nearly 16 million people work in retail in the U.S., and it’s estimated that almost half could lose their jobs to robots over the next decade. A new study shows that 7.5 million retail jobs are expected to be automated in the next 10 years, with cashiers most likely to be affected.

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Video ad watching up 19%

Consumers’ response to video advertising is on the rise and was up 19% in the latest quarter, according to a new second-quarter benchmark report from Extreme Reach.

Retail Roundup—Raley’s adds health positions; Abercrombie sells on Tmall

Raley’s Supermarket focuses on wellness, Abercrombie & Fitch adds more brands on China’s Tmall site, an activist investor sells its stake in Whole Foods, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

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