Mind the Store

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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....

Back to Basics for the Back-to-School Shopping Season (Infographic)

Data Insights, Baby & Kids, Consumer Electronics

Back-to-school is the second-busiest retail season each year for brands that sell everything from apparel and accessories to supplies and electronics. How can brands put themselves in the best...

Don’t Let Shiny Tech Distract You from Fixing Basic In-Store Execution Issues

Data Insights, Consumer Electronics

In the ongoing battle to improve in-store profit, retailers and brands are experimenting with flashy new technology or gimmicks like in-store entertainers to generate sales. Driven by competition...

CES 2018: Self-Driving Stores, Circuit City Rises from the Grave, and the Future of Physical Retail

Future of Retail, Consumer Electronics

Mixed in with the fantastical flying machines and gimmicky-but-disappointing robots, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas included several new announcements that offer a...

Top 10 Tips for Next-Generation Demos and Assisted Selling in Stores

Data Insights, CPG, Home, Home Improvement, Health & Nutrition, Pet, Consumer Electronics, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene, Food & Beverage

At a time when nearly half of retail CIOs say growth is their top priority for 2018, brands and retailers are searching for ways to make the physical store more engaging for customers, and...

The Recipe for an Impactful Sales-Driving Demo (Infographic)

Data Insights, CPG, Home, Home Improvement, Health & Nutrition, Pet, Consumer Electronics, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene, Food & Beverage

It's hard for brands to stand out on a crowded store shelf. That's why so many invest in product demos: they're a trusted strategy for driving product trials and sales.

Data Shows Assisted Selling Boosts Brands’ Bottom Lines

Data Insights, CPG, Home, Home Improvement, Health & Nutrition, Pet, Consumer Electronics, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene, Food & Beverage

Assisted selling is a tried-and-true method brands use to drive sales in retail stores. The sales tactic involves companies sending brand champions into third-party retail stores to work alongside...

Beyond Omnichannel: Remaking Retail Stores into Digital Operations

Future of Retail, Athletic Apparel, Consumer Electronics

Retailers sometimes bat around the term “omnichannel" as if it were just another marketing catchphrase.  To really meet the demands of consumers these days,  it's important to communicate in a...

Data, Data, Data: Applying the Lessons of Ecommerce Success In-Store

Industry Trends, Home Improvement, Consumer Electronics

Ecommerce accounts for less than 10 percent of retail sales today, yet brands everywhere are pouring resources into online innovation. Walmart, for example, acquired Amazon competitor Jet.com for ...

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