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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.

Industry Trends

This Amazon Prime Day, Make Sure to Invest in B&M (Yes, Really!)

Amazon Prime Day, the ecommerce giant’s annual day of deals, has finally arrived to entice shoppers with sizable discounts on popular items. With an estimated 40% – 60% of US households having...

State of In-Store

What Does it Take to be an All-Star Brand Ambassador?

Even though 64% of Americans still prefer to shop in-store, most shoppers agree that there’s room for improvement when it comes to the in-store experience. Invested brands are creating their own...

State of In-Store

5 Steps to Flawless Retail Execution

Ramping up your in-store action plan is more than just opening doors and having product in place—it’s creating a robust, multi-faceted approach that pairs analytical insights with dynamic...

Industry Trends

Self-Disrupt or Die: How Retailers and Consumer Brands Are Reinventing Themselves

Sometimes it can feel like retail is all about the race to innovate: where you either come up with the next great idea or see yourself fall behind.

Data Insights

Back to Basics for the Back-to-School Shopping Season (Infographic)

Back-to-school is the second-busiest retail season each year for brands that sell everything from apparel and accessories to supplies and electronics. How can brands put themselves in the best...

State of In-Store

What Does the Rise of Private Label Mean to Retail Brands?

Does it seem like Amazon is always announcing a new industry disruption? Most recently, Amazon launched its own private label brand of dog food called Wag. Some say this new private label is the...

Data Insights

Don’t Let Shiny Tech Distract You from Fixing Basic In-Store Execution Issues

In the ongoing battle to improve in-store profit, retailers and brands are experimenting with flashy new technology or gimmicks like in-store entertainers to generate sales. Driven by competition...

Data Insights

What Can Brands Learn from Their Best-Performing Stores?

The idea is simple: There's incredible value in brands optimizing their in-store footprint to maximize sales. 

Industry Trends

Physical Retail Thrives as Digitally Native Brands Arrive on the Scene

Everyone has been watching with almost voyeuristic interest the ways that brick-and-mortar retailers are competing with ecommerce companies. Target announced new services that help make the...

Data Insights

The Secret to Long-Term Brand Sales? A Great Customer Experience

It’s no secret that today’s customers are looking for a better in-store shopping experience. While 64% of Americans still prefer shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, most shoppers agree that...

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