Top Retail News Digest #2 of 21-04-2017

Here is the most interesting retail news of the last week, chosen by our team:
A survey among 300 retailers shows that their focus for 2017 is mobile payment capabilities. You can find more useful numbers here.
Alibaba continues to grow. The giant has announced another privatization.
Rue 21, apparel retailer, is to close 400 of stores because online competition is growing.
'We are excited to bring thousands of new jobs...': to launchin Australia.

Interesting weekend reading:

  • Bloomberg columnist on the trends and future: rise of online retail, services we're spending more and less on, and even more statisticsyou can find here.