Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

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...

Customer Centricity

Future of Retail, Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

"The customer is always right." Is this still the case? Should brands be bending over backward to meet every need, offer every service, and agree to whatever terms a buyer wants? Clearly, that's...

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...

Self-Disrupt or Die: How Retailers and Consumer Brands Are Reinventing Themselves

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

Sometimes it can feel like retail is all about the race to innovate: where you either come up with the next great idea or see yourself fall behind.

What Does the Rise of Private Label Mean to Retail Brands?

State of In-Store, Fashion & Accessories, Pet

Does it seem like Amazon is always announcing a new industry disruption? Most recently, Amazon launched its own private label brand of dog food called Wag. Some say this new private label is the...

Physical Retail Thrives as Digitally Native Brands Arrive on the Scene

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

Everyone has been watching with almost voyeuristic interest the ways that brick-and-mortar retailers are competing with ecommerce companies. Target announced new services that help make the...

What Brick and Mortar Retailers Can Learn from Alibaba’s New Retail Strategy

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

Increasingly, ecommerce giants are expanding into physical retail, because they’re learning what retail brands and manufacturers already know: that in-store is where a majority (over 90%) of...

Point-Of-Sale Analytics Help Brands Drive Sales, Become a Better Partner to Retailers

State of In-Store, Fashion & Accessories, Footwear

This guest post was contributed by T.J. Blons, Sales Manager, Supplier Analytics at SPS Commerce, a ThirdChannel partner. 

Inventory Management is the Bridge Between Online and Brick-and-Mortar

State of In-Store, Fashion & Accessories

It’s surprising to some that the physical retail space is a key component of online shopping. While consumers may start their shopping journey online, many visit brick-and-mortar stores to see and...

Stop the Disappearing Associate Act with Mobile Technology

State of In-Store, Home Improvement, Fashion & Accessories

Most consumers today have experienced the vanishing retail associate act: The associate, when asked to locate a product, will tell a consumer they're going to "check the system" or "see if it's in...

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