Mind the Store

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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...

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...

More Impulse Buys In Stores, Not Online

Future of Retail, Industry Trends

After a seven-year process of legal wrangling and negotiations, online retail giant Amazon will soon have its own brand-specific TLD (top level domain.) While it’s a victory for the company’s...

The Millennial Parent Expectation

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Baby & Kids

It’s been said that the happiest days are when babies come. For parents, of course, babies are a life-changing event. For retailers, however, babies are big business. Globally, the baby product...

Is your brand benched or on the field?

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods

Batter up. It's coming on to summer, and there are all kinds of outdoor sports and games going on. If your brand is all about the sporting life, how can you make it stand out from the rest of the...

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