SOURCE: Retail Digital

Retail Digital

June 04, 2012 14:10 ET

Walmart's 50th Anniversary, Mobile Shopping and ePay, and a Look Back at the History of Retail, in Retail Digital

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - The May issue of Retail Digital, the pioneering media platform for all things retail, has gone live and is available to read to all professionals, retailers and enthusiasts.

This month's issue pays homage to the grandmaster of all global retailers. Walmart celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and the world's largest store is dissected.

Not only is it the most successful store, but is also a great example of how retailers have to reinvent themselves in the light of multichannel retailing, ecommerce and the resurgence of smaller convenience stores.

A large part of these online developments in regards to mobile shopping is the influence of price comparison websites. Global Prepaid Exchange Managing Director Kevin Harrington looks into this trend, its pitfalls, and how it is affecting high street retailers.

Further to this, ePay also discusses the role of multichannel retailing in more depth. Similarly, the role of social media is also once again explored, as the high street chains look to any developmental strategy to cling on to.

Elsewhere, Retail Digital takes its time machine back through the ages of fashion, as the world's most stylish, prevalent and popular vintage clothing stores are compared. This brief stop in history was merely a pit stop on the way back to the ancient Chinese civilisation though; as Beijing's antique stores are perused. This comes as part one of a two part series in which Retail Digital compares the shopping options available in the host city of the last Olympic Games to the upcoming hosts'. Next month, London makes its own claim to contain the coolest selection of stores.

You can read all these articles, plus a review of the new Nintendo Wii U at or by perusing the digital magazine.

About Retail Digital

Retail Digital is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific issues such as: Multi-Channel Marketing; Property; Technology and Storage; and Outsourcing. Retail Digital is the industry-dedicated arm of the WDM Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, WDM Group retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, mobile apps, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

Retail Digital is headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in Boston, Toronto, Mumbai, and Norwich, England. For more information, contact 760-827-7800 or visit

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