Here’s this week’s roundup of links of inter­est in Retail & Travel, from the thought lead­ers on our retail & travel con­sult­ing team:

2012 U.S. Hol­i­day Shop­ping Recap [Adobe Dig­i­tal Index]
Our own Adobe Dig­i­tal Index team does a full recap of the 2012 U.S. Hol­i­day Shop­ping sea­son, com­plete with infographic.

Vend­ing Rein­vented: Super­mar­ket where goods are made to order [The Hub]
Check out this retail concept.

Online lead­ers of the pack: Lessons from Ama­zon, Nord­strom and Wal­mart [Shop​.org Blog]
Some key notes, ideas, & lessons from some online retail leaders.

For­rester: Mobile Com­merce to Quadru­ple to $31 Bil­lion in Next 5 Years [Mash­able]
Just in case you weren’t already well aware of the sheer growth of mobile commerce.

The rise of dig­i­tal and mobile: What we’ve learned from Hol­i­day ’12 [Shop​.org Blog]
More learn­ings from this year’s hol­i­day sea­son, around mobile com­merce, show­room­ing, and other dig­i­tal & mobile impli­ca­tions and opportunities.


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Michael HalbrookMichael Hal­brook is a man­ager in Adobe Con­sult­ing focused on dig­i­tal strat­egy, ana­lyt­ics, and opti­miza­tion in the retail & travel indus­try. His team serves retail & travel clients with the Adobe Mar­ket­ing Cloud, help­ing retail­ers with online & offline mea­sure­ment of retail & travel acqui­si­tion, opti­miza­tion, and con­ver­sion, and devel­op­ing & exe­cut­ing on new dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing strate­gies. He tweets at @Hal­brook.