By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From the cashier-less retailers to mobile shopping trends, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

AiFi replicates Amazon Go’s checkout-free shopping in any store | Rachel England: Amazon made serious waves in the retail world by announcing its cashier-less concept store, and then even more when they opened the store to the public. Now, another company has found a way to duplicate Amazon’s method without the need to completely retrofit large retail spaces.

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Lowe’s inks expanded deal with paint giant | Ken Clark: Lowe’s is strengthening its relationship with Sherwin-Williams. They hope that by streamlining their paint department with exclusively Sherwin-Williams’ brands, they can maximize customer satisfaction. On the other hand, it does mean that some of Lowe’s other paint partners will be left behind due to this new partnership.

Smartphone users are spending more money each time they visit a website | Rani Molla: As more consumers use their smartphones for everything, they’re spending more money on retail websites. The rate that consumers are shopping from phones is increasing much more quickly than desktop or tablet shopping However, they’re not spending more time on those e-commerce sites.

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