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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.

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...

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

The Showroom Strategy: 5 Tips and Tricks for Consumer Brands

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...

Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Mobile is the New Chaperone for Local In-Store Retail

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...

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

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

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...

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

Survival of the Fittest: Darwinian Theory Applied to Retailers

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...

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

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

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.

Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Sephora Turns Self-Service Model into A Unified Digital Experience

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...

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

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

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.

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

Grow Retail Sales With Data-Driven, Personalized Rewards

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...

Industry Trends, Home, Home Improvement, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Why Mobile is a Customer Relationship Builder

Today, 90 percent of customers browse stores with phone in hand, so brick-and-mortars should think of mobile as a medium for building relationships.

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