Weekly News Roundup: Predictions, CES, Brand Fallout

Weekly News Roundup

Here's what our team is reading this week... 

2017 Predictions
A report by USA Today anticipates groundbreaking changes in mobile tech for 2017, along with expectations on shopping might change

CES
Consumer-focused AI gadgets took center stage at the CES convention this week, along with a TV so paper-thin it can be hung with magnets (New York Times, USA Today). Wireless charging and health tracking devices were popular among Innovation Award finalists (BGR).

Brand Fallout
With disappointing holiday results behind them, Macy’s and Kohl’s must revamp omnichannel strategies (MarketWatch). Also trying to stay afloat is Sears Holdings, which will sell off its Craftsman brand and close 150 Sears and Kmart stores (Bloomberg, CNN Money).

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Topics: Trends