IDC European Retail Trends 2018 Infographic

| July 16, 2018

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In Europe, retailers' IT departments control the largest part of IT spending, but LOBs exercise significant control and influence Customer experience drives expansion, innovation and marketing strategies for European Retailers In Europe, the top solution investments will span from ecommerce to machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI) to the store.

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Established in 1996, OnlineShoes.com is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. OnlineShoes.com offers the latest high quality footwear for men, women and kids in over 240,000 shoe and apparel choices from over 200 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags, athletic apparel and accessories. For work or play, from rugged to refined, there's something for everyone. Customers are entitled to a 110 percent price guarantee, 365-day return policy, plus free shipping and exchanges on most orders.

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