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Mind the Store

Mind the Store is your guide to what'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.

State of In-Store, Future of Retail, Industry Trends

Getting Phygital

Let’s get phygital…phygital…let’s get into phygital. Wait; what was that? What is phygital? It’s the concept in retail execution and customer experience that has marketers, key account managers,...

Data Insights

The Halo Effect

In retail, there is often a divide between e-commerce and brick and mortar sales, but brands that want to level up their consumer engagement should be looking to merge the two channels rather than...

State of In-Store, Data Insights

Don't Miss The Grand Finale

It might still be summer, but retail’s yearly big finale is almost upon us. Brand managers, buyers, and marketers have to gear up for the biggest season in retail, Holiday 2019. While many see...

State of In-Store

Is Omni-Channel Marketing Dead?

A quick Google search on the term “omni-channel” will yield dozens of hits on whether or not the retail concept is still relevant. In its simplest form, it means a seamless integration of retail...

State of In-Store, Data Insights

Were you thinking about Christmas in July?

There are less than 150 days until Christmas 2019, and since retail is now a 24/7 industry with omnichannel sales, that means each one is a shopping day. Holiday 2019 is about to begin, are you...

Data Insights, Industry Trends, Home Improvement

Millennials and Home Improvement

Millennials. They are often maligned and misunderstood, but looking closer at their demographics and behaviors reveals a great deal about their value as customers to home improvement retailers....

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

The Buzzword: Experiential Retail

Experiential retail is a brand buzzword that forward-thinking brand teams are chasing. On a large scale, there are retail locations that don’t have any merchandise for in-store sales, but rather...

State of In-Store, Data Insights

Tips For Successful In-Store Experiences

Retailers and brands need to manage vast amounts of data from sales, traffic, and customer loyalty programs and make the numbers work. While most purchases still happen in the store, customers...

Industry Trends

This Amazon Prime Day, Level Up Your In-store Strategy (Yes, Really!)

Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s annual day of deals, has finally arrived to entice shoppers with sizable discounts on popular items. Recent research from Pymnts.com suggests that 51.3% of...

State of In-Store, Future of Retail, Industry Trends

The Showrooming Effect

What comes to mind when you think of a showroom? A car dealership, or a store that has products displayed and showcased? Not in 2019.

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