Mind the Store

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What we’ve learned from Victoria’s Secret

State of In-Store, Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

The news has been punctuated with updates on the decision for Victoria’s Secret to go private while long-standing CEO Les Wexner - with the...

Overcoming Lagging Sales in Apparel

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Fashion & Accessories

High fashion is a tough business, with each season bringing a new look, and retailers and brands trying to stay ahead of the trends. But challenges that simple are a thing of the past - fashion...

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...

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...

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...

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