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Mind the Store is your guide to whats's happening now in retail, bringing actionable reports straight from the store floor to help brands and retailers navigate the future of retail in a tech-driven world.

Industry Trends

Physical Retail Growth is Hiding in Plain Sight

The headlines around physical retail often paint a picture of gloom and doom, with the focus on the number of stores that are closing. But the truth is, physical retail isn’t disappearing – it’s...

State of In-Store

To Keep up With The Largest Shopping Market in History, Take Another Look at In-store Associates

Millennials have already outpaced their predecessors when it comes to purchasing power. And Gen Z, on track to become the largest generation of consumers by the year 2020, already accounts for $29...

Industry Trends

Calling All Retailers: Beware of Shiny Objects Like Amazon Go That May Distract You

If you’re one of the few people who hasn’t heard about the opening of Amazon Go, their checkout-free convenience store, here’s the scoop: it’s officially open. After nearly a year of delays,...

Industry Trends

Why Aren’t Millennials Shopping at Grocery Stores?

Millennials are a hot topic when it comes to disrupting the traditional norms of various industries, and the food retail industry is no exception. The largest US population spends the least amount...

Future of Retail

CES 2018: Self-Driving Stores, Circuit City Rises from the Grave, and the Future of Physical Retail

Mixed in with the fantastical flying machines and gimmicky-but-disappointing robots, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas included several new announcements that offer a...

Industry Trends

Brandless-ness: The Retail Fad (& Fallacy) of 2018

A retail revolution is upon us, with consumer transformation at the center. Consumers today are active participants in brand experiences in and outside of stores, regularly taking to social media...

Data Insights

Top 10 Tips for Next-Generation Demos and Assisted Selling in Stores

At a time when nearly half of retail CIOs say growth is their top priority for 2018, brands and retailers are searching for ways to make the physical store more engaging for customers, and...

Data Insights

The Recipe for an Impactful Sales-Driving Demo (Infographic)

It's hard for brands to stand out on a crowded store shelf. That's why so many invest in product demos: they're a trusted strategy for driving product trials and sales.

Data Insights

Next-Generation Demos: What You Need to Offer Exceptional Customer Experiences

As a tried-and-true retail strategy, demos are a great way to drive product trials. The try-before-you-buy approach is especially popular for food and beverage brands, where the buying decision...

Data Insights

Holiday Shoppers – Smarter Than Ever? What Brands, Retailers Need to Know

The holidays are upon us, and that means a flood of foot traffic to brick and mortar retail stores. But is your brand ready to take advantage of the opportunity?

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