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Like it or not, the time for retailers to adopt a mobile shopping strategy is over. Shoppers are using smart phones and mobile devices for all manner of shopping activities, including price comparison, product information, local inventory lookup, reviews and social opinion, and more.

Via Milo

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Recession-era frugality and online and mobile access to coupons has revived the American consumer’s reliance on coupons to meaningfully cut family expenses. Coupon redemption surged 63% last year and couponing resources and blogs are numbering into the thousands.

Full story at Coupons.org

Americans are now within mere percentage points of being a majority single nation: Only 51% of adults today are married, according to census data. And 28% of all households now consist of just one person — the highest level in U.S. history.

Via FORTUNE

Every time you go shopping, you share intimate details about your consumption patterns with retailers. And many of those retailers are studying those details to figure out what you like, what you need.

Full story at Forbes

Global retail sales are expected to slow this year as China and the rest of the BRICs face tightening monetary policy and weaker demand abroad. That’s the takeaway from Deloitte’s annual ranking of the top 250 retail chains by sales.

Via Business Insider

Now encompassing almost 17% of the total U.S. population, Latinos in America are becoming a force in more ways than one. When it comes to money, Latinos are a growing influence in the workplace and in the consumer marketplace.

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