Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

Don't Miss The Grand Finale

State of In-Store, Data Insights

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...

Is Omni-Channel Marketing Dead?

State of In-Store

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...

Were you thinking about Christmas in July?

State of In-Store, Data Insights

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...

Millennials and Home Improvement

Data Insights, Industry Trends, 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....

The Buzzword: Experiential Retail

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

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...

Tips For Successful In-Store Experiences

State of In-Store, Data Insights

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...

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

Industry Trends

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...

The Showrooming Effect

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

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.

Own the Outdoor Season

State of In-Store, Outdoor Goods, Home Improvement

Another summer is upon us and the “honey do” lists are getting longer. Planting flowers, making home repairs, and getting the backyard ready for BBQ season all drive retail sales in home and...

Touch, Feel, and Spend

State of In-Store

While e-commerce isn't going away, brick and mortar is still the Super Bowl of retail sales, brand awareness, and customer experience.  Sporting goods especially are a purchase that most shoppers...

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