Retailers with above-average sales growth are more aggressive than other retailers in trying different mobile strategies before settling on what works best, according to a new report from RSR Research.
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When it comes to the purpose of their mobile strategies, 49 percent of retailers pinpoint driving sales to the store as a priority compared to only 41 percent who said providing a new selling channel is the purpose, according to a new report from RSR Research.