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A long line might actually be the quickest line. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Why is this line so long?

Don't despair if, once you've gathered your shopping items, you're met by a single line that looks a mile long. Queuing theory suggests this is likely the fastest way to get you rung up and moving on.
Some young people are getting into credit card debt to achieve the ideal lives they see portrayed on social media. Shutterstock

Sharing your #shopping on social media can damage your health and your wallet

When young adults create and share online content focused on consumer products, it can trigger a social comparison process that results in feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem.
What is the future of retail? Shutterstock

What’s really driving the future of retail?

Specific predictions go obsolete fast, but some common themes are emerging – convenience, fragmentation, intelligence, personalisation and experience.
Retailers have refocussed their attention on location – but not their location, your location. Shutterstock

Location and voice technology are the future of retail

We're not going to stop wandering through shopping centres anytime soon, but mobile, micro-location and voice technologies are set to transform the retail experience.

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