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Mind The Store

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, Outdoor Goods, Home Improvement

Own the Outdoor Season

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...

State of In-Store

Touch, Feel, and Spend

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...

Future of Retail, Industry Trends

More Impulse Buys In Stores, Not Online

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...

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

The Millennial Parent Expectation

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...

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods

Is your brand benched or on the field?

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...

Data Insights, Industry Trends

Stay Away from the Customer

A customer walks into a store…no; it’s not the opening to a bad joke; it’s something that happens every day, thousands of times. The trick for retailers is to know what that customer wants. Stores...

State of In-Store

First Impressions Don’t Give Second Chances

Total retail sales in the United States hit $3.6 trillion last year, with a full 85% of that figure reflected in purchases in retail stores. While that is reassuring for brands that have a strong...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Malls... featuring Grocery Stores?

“Where have all the anchors gone? Long time passing…”

The retail landscape is in an arc of change, especially as it applies to big box stores and mall anchors. Sears, once the giant of mall...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Beauty and the Boom

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or is it caught in the crosshairs of marketing departments seeking to keep their brands looking back from the mirror mirror on the wall? While beauty products...

Data Insights, Pet

Who Let the Dogs In?

“Who let the dogs in?” Who doesn’t love a warm puppy with a cold nose, or a furry cat to purr on your lap? Pets are a big part of families; research shows that in San Francisco, there are more...

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