The Future of Retail: Technology Reshaping How We Buy and Sell Products

REDMOND, Wash. – Jan. 10, 2010 – Today’s consumers use an array of new tools and technologies to make buying decisions, whether shopping from home, comparing bargains with friends on Facebook, or using mobile phones to decide which store to visit next.

At the same time, retailers are gaining an array of new capabilities to sell more effectively, especially to their increasingly tech-savvy customers. View the slideshow below to see some of the trends being explored at this week’s National Retail Federation tradeshow. Also read our blog post about the event and see our announcements. Find out how the newly released Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will help retail employees be more effective and efficient. Read about the new report coming out of the Future Value Chain industry initiative providing guidance for building strategies for the coming decade. And learn how the new connected experience between Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 being demonstrated this week provides opportunities today.

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