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Is Retail Tech Fixing Your Customers' In-Store Experience?

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Industry Trends, Lifestyle, Consumer Electronics, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

The National Retail Foundation has released its Summer 2019 Consumer Review, and it’s a good look at what shoppers expect from a retail store....

Beauty and the Boom

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

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...

The Showroom Strategy: 5 Tips and Tricks for Consumer Brands

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

There’s a new buzzword in town that’s not just for car dealerships and furniture manufacturers anymore.

That’s right: showrooms.

Forget whatever visions of shiny SUVs on slowly rotating pedestals...

Mobile is the New Chaperone for Local In-Store Retail

Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

When was the last time you pulled out your smartphone while you were out and Googled something like “grocery stores near me,” or “department stores near me”? Perhaps you asked Siri or Alexa...

Who’s Responsible for In-Store Sales: The Brand or The Retailer?

State of In-Store, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene, Food & Beverage

Recently, I was reminded of the story of George Saunders, who ran a grocery store in Memphis back in the early 20th century. In those days, each customer would give their shopping list to the...

Survival of the Fittest: Darwinian Theory Applied to Retailers

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Despite many recent news headlines, the retail industry overall is booming. Industry sales in 2017 are expected to rise by 3.8% again, outpacing the GDP growth at about 2.1%   Even sales in brick...

Beyond Pokémon Go: The Promise of Augmented Reality is Real for the Retail Industry

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Augmented reality is influencing sales for brands retailers across the globe, as it transforms brick-and-mortar shopping into an exciting and informative experience for consumers.

Sephora Turns Self-Service Model into A Unified Digital Experience

Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Self-service (or open sell) retail isn’t a new concept for brick & mortar stores and is most often associated with discount retailers. Designed to put the shopping experience in the hands of...

Retailers, Brands: Are You Ready for the $44 Billion Generation Z Opportunity?

Future of Retail, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

The first demographic cohort of true digital natives, for whom technology is an extension of their physical selves, is steadily gaining purchasing power: Say hello to Generation Z.

Grow Retail Sales With Data-Driven, Personalized Rewards

Future of Retail, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene, Food & Beverage

Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Steven Kirn remembers each time he bought clothing from his favorite store, the clerk would write down everything he bought in a little black book kept by the...

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