TECHNOLOGY MERGER 'FRENZY' COULD HELP RETAILERS

Small-to-midsized retailers stand to benefit from the merger "frenzy" that took place last year between vendors of supply chain and retail technology, according to a retail analyst."Those retailers under $1 billion in sales are quite excited about the mergers because it will provide some integration and financial stability in vendors that has been lacking," said Greg Buzek, president, IHL Consulting

Small-to-midsized retailers stand to benefit from the merger "frenzy" that took place last year between vendors of supply chain and retail technology, according to a retail analyst.

"Those retailers under $1 billion in sales are quite excited about the mergers because it will provide some integration and financial stability in vendors that has been lacking," said Greg Buzek, president, IHL Consulting Group, Franklin, Tenn., which tracks retail IT spending and trends.

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