Retailers and online stores battle

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Brick-and-mortar retailers and online stores are going head-to-head for holiday dollars.

Frustrated by once-loyal customers who have been wooed away by online merchants, retailers are gearing up with new weapons to stop the continuous flow of shoppers from stores to computers and smartphones.

With the holiday season approaching, some chains are vowing to match prices with their biggest online rivals. Others are offering free layaway and expanding their assortment of unique products or adding Wi-Fi and other digital upgrades inside stores to entice tech-savvy shoppers. There’s even increasing talk about same-day deliveries.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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