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Humans versus technology

For the past decade, advancements in technology have disrupted what seems like most facets of the human experience. And with what feels like monthly advances in technology, it’s no surprise the retail industry is accelerating globally in innovation and experimentation. According to Gartner, worldwide retail-tech spending will increase by 3.6 per cent to $203.6 billion in 2019, surpassing the technology spending of most other industries.  The emerging technologies we’re seeing develop ar