This week’s rec­om­men­da­tions from the thought lead­ers on our retail and travel con­sult­ing team include arti­cles that con­sider the impact of tablets, dis­cuss new tech­nol­ogy that com­pa­nies are explor­ing to help ana­lyze in-store shop­ping behav­iors, and present addi­tional pre­dic­tions for 2014.