Tech Infused Retail Takes: October 31

Enjoy Halloween and the quick reads below:

  • HBC raising cash. First it was NYC Lord & Taylor flagship, now its Vancouver. Link
  • GameStop woke up and realized that digital downloads have been stealing share for years. This solution of rentals will ease a bit of the pain. Stores must be closed. Link
  • Sears Canada CEO believes his plan was working. Link
  • REI avoids door buster deals by closing on Black Friday. Link
  • Understanding Amazon as a advertising platform. Link
  • Amazon drops selling fee for 3rd party sellers in grocery from 15% to 8% for the next year. Definitely no secrets to how badly Amazon wants your grocery spend. Link
  • Renting in the US has never been more unaffordable. Link
  • What The Economist learned in its' first year on Snapchat Discover. Link