Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

Outdoor participation is down 1 billion adventures, with changing demographics

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Food & Beverage

The  Outdoor Foundation’s much-awaited Outdoor Participation Report was released a couple weeks back coinciding with the annual Outdoor Retailer...

Tumultuous Weeks for Organics Retailers

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Food & Beverage

As grocery floor space diminishes, where does that leave natural and organic brands? ThirdChannel commits to bringing actionable tips to make the most of your in store presence during the ups and...

Overcoming Lagging Sales in Apparel

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Fashion & Accessories

High fashion is a tough business, with each season bringing a new look, and retailers and brands trying to stay ahead of the trends. But challenges that simple are a thing of the past - fashion...

Where to find growth with consumers in the Naturals Market?

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Food & Beverage

“Naturals” accounted for a whopping 27.4% of the growth within the food and beverage industry during 2019. According to SPINS 2019 State of the Natural Industry report, the natural food and...

What's Ahead in the Toy Market for 2020?

Industry Trends, Baby & Kids

Target was expecting to post a better showing for Holiday 2019, especially with seasonal merchandise like toys, electronics, and some home decor products, but they fell short of expectations....

Managing Regulated Products in Stores

State of In-Store

For most brands and products, optimizing sales in brick and mortar stores is fairly straightforward. Merchandise should always be attractively displayed, sales associates need to be trained on...

Making the Most of the In-Store Experience

State of In-Store

Everywhere you look in the retail landscape, it's about technology and innovation. What is the latest and best way to track sales? How can loyalty programs leverage the data they collect into news...

Is Your Brand Lost or Found?

State of In-Store, Fashion & Accessories

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to the retail sales floor, shoppers will definitely judge your brand by how it’s displayed, what signage is like and how it’s...

Keeping It Clean: It's More Than a Trend

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

If there is one word in beauty products that encapsulates the latest trend, it’s “clean." Consumers want products that are free of chemicals, haven’t been tested on animals and are packaged and...

Are Rentals Wrecking Retail? 3 Major Shifts in Apparel to Watch

State of In-Store, Industry Trends, Lifestyle, Fashion & Accessories

Apparel sales, especially in women’s clothing, are undergoing a change, and not just one of styles, trends and seasonal collections. Women, especially those in the Gen X and Baby Boomer...

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