6 Reasons Customers Come to Your Store

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Even though the buzz in retail is all about mobile and and online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores still account for more than 93 percent of overall retail purchases made in the U.S. Clearly, consumers still prefer brick-and-mortar stores to online shopping. When online shopping offers speed, comfort and convenience, however, brick-and-mortar retailers who want to stay relevant have to ask why customers come to their stores.

Below are some of the reasons — and how you can use them to boost sales.

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Six Months in Jail for a Tweet: Bahrain Update

On January 20, Bahrain sentenced its most prominent human rights activist to six months in jail — for a tweet. Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, was convicted of insulting the Bahraini government under Article 216 of the country’s strict penal code. VICE News was with Nabeel at his home, when he received his verdict. He had some harsh words for Britain, one of Bahrain’s closest foreign allies. In December, the UK announced a landmark agreement to build a new naval base in Bahrain at the cost of 15 million pound sterling ($22.8 million). In a statement to VICE News, a spokesperson at the UK Foreign Office said, “The UK government is supporting the government of Bahrain in its reform program, including work to help Bahrain strengthen its human rights and justice sector.” Watch “Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising” – http://bit.ly/1wz8Am4 Watch “Bahrain: More Bloodshed” – http://bit.ly/1BjZlsI Video Appears to Show Bahraini Security Forces Shooting Opposition Activist in the Face – http://bit.ly/1BuIfuJ We Spoke to Bahraini Activist Nabeel Rajab, Hours Before He Was Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for a Tweet – http://bit.ly/1DdgRkT Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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3 Simple, Yet Genius Productivity Systems to Try This Year

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There’s something very personal about productivity: What makes someone productive may actually work the other way around for you, making you lost and overwhelmed.

I’ve seen this many times. I have been multi-tasking for years but I never argue with people who claim multi-tasking generally kills productivity. I realize it actually may be overwhelming. That’s also the reason why I never recommend multi-tasking as the generic productivity tactic. It’s not for everyone.

I am taking personal productivity very seriously.

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A Tannery Worker Poisoned by Toxic Chemicals (Extra Scene from “Toxic Tanneries”)

Bangladesh’s leather industry is worth a billion dollars a year, but that value comes at a significant human cost to the many workers employed in the country’s leather tanneries. The process of tanning leather hides is highly toxic. Workers face appalling conditions and are exposed to dangerous chemicals that also pollute surrounding waterways. VICE News traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, and visited the tannery district in the city’s Hazaribagh neighborhood — ranked by international research organizations as one of the most polluted places on Earth — to investigate the conditions in which workers produce leather that is exported and sold all over the world. In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid meets 17-year-old tannery worker Mohammad Rahman, who has developed a series of health problems from working in the leather industry his whole working life. Without adequate safety equipment provided by his employer, daily exposure to the chemicals used when treating raw leather hides have taken their toll on Mohammad’s health. Watch “Toxic Tanneries Poisoning Workers in Bangladesh” – http://bit.ly/1Caf9DK Watch “A Crime Unpunished: Bangladeshi Gang Rape” – http://bit.ly/1wolPGl Read “Tanneries in Bangladesh Are Spewing Toxic Waste and Making Workers Sick” – http://bit.ly/1woRIhQ Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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