Retail Round-Up: The Top 100 Retailers and Why Fashion and Technology are Vying for the Same Talent

The technology industry is becoming seriously fashionable, and the fashion industry is becoming technologically ultra-advanced. The two worlds have been colliding when it comes to hiring the best of the best. (The Wall Street Journal)

How are point of sale companies changing the retail game? By giving physical stores predictive analytics about employee performance and inventory, they’re giving them a leg up against eCom competition. (Multichannel Merchant)

Many consumers expect omnichannel service, but few retailers can properly deliver. The reason for missing the mark might lie in back-end operations and a lack of integrated technologies. (Memeburn)

Who are the heaviest hitters in retail this year? Amazon tops the charts (no surprise there) but it’s the only purely eCommerce company to do it. (National Retail Federation)

Bonobos, the online brand famous for their “sexy” men’s pants, joined the physical world by recently opening 10 “guideshops”. By embracing the showrooming model (letting customers try on clothes in the store and then place orders for delivery) they’ve successfully blended online and offline retail. (New York Times)