By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We know you’re ready for the holiday weekend, so we’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your day. From alternative Color Of The Year options to Walmart’s future-forward retail plans, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Will These 10 Colors Be Big in 2018? | Jennifer Ott: Not everyone is completely sold on Pantone’s color of the year for consumers’ interior decorating needs. Luckily, several paint brands have put out their choice for color of the year as well. Houzz has broken down a few hues, and given suggestions for how consumers can decorate with those colors.

LG will release new AI products under the ‘ThinQ’ brand | Mariella Moon: LG is planning to enter more heavily into the connected appliance arena. Going forward, all of their connected devices will use their own brand of AI technology, and will be unified with the “ThinQ” brand name.

Walmart is developing a personal-shopper service for rich moms – and a store with no cashiers | Jason Del Rey: Walmart is making an effort to beat Amazon to the punch with cashier-less stores. They’re leveraging their purchase of Jet.com to give themselves a leg up in the task. Additionally, in order to attract more high-income consumers, they hope to offer personal shopping in some cities.

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