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There's one huge factor shaping Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts' 'coffee shop of the future' (SBUX, DNKN)

02:21 AM |

Smartphones are about to change coffee shops as we know them, as Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks prepare to build the "coffee shop of the future." 
"As we think about what that coffee shop of the future look like… the whole store will be much more focused on mobile ordering," Scott Hudler, Dunkin' Donut's chief digital officer, said at a media day on Tuesday.

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'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market

12:18 PM | The Guardian

Canal Street was never a high-end retail experience. But, like many streets in New York City and in cities across the US, it is becoming increasingly desolate. Boarded-up stores line the thoroughfare that bisects much of lower Manhattan. Many stores that are still open for business also display signs that read “for lease” or “for rent ”


One reason why retailers are struggling: Americans are tapped out

07:22 AM | New York Post

If you are wondering why US retailers are feeling a strain, look no further than the latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York that stated 33 percent of Americans said they could not come up with $2,000 over the next 30 days if the need arose.


Industry trade bodies call for ambitious free-trade deal with EU

12:33 AM | The Grocer

The BRC, FDF and NFU want to “avoid costly and disruptive customs checks, processes and procedures”

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John Lewis launches 2017 start-up accelerator programme

10:12 PM | Daily Mail

The John Lewis Partnership is calling for applications for JLAB 2017, its annual global start-up accelerator programme.


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