Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

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...

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...

New Overtime Rules Impact Retail

Future of Retail, Lifestyle, Fashion & Accessories

The rules have changed and for retailers, it’s going to involve a lot of math and a lot of hours. The Department of Labor has issued a Final Rule for Overtime Eligibility and its got some...

Temps or Trusted Talent?

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

The “pop-up shop,” or store within a store concept, is a significant disruptor in the retail space. With many brick and mortar department stores shrinking their sales floor space and partnering...

Don't Believe Everything You Read

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Industry Trends

Don’t believe everything you read. Good advice, right?

Despite the billions of bytes of data, information, news, and opinions floating around about the economy, and specifically the retail space,...

It Only Takes One To Get on the Brand Blacklist

State of In-Store, Data Insights

Keeping track of your brand’s customers, demographics, traffic patterns, sales, and countless other data points is a big job. Retail execution is a data-driven endeavor and all of the numbers...

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