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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.

Data Insights, Food & Beverage

The Secret to Long-Term Brand Sales? A Great Customer Experience

It’s no secret that today’s customers are looking for a better in-store shopping experience. While 64% of Americans still prefer shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, most shoppers agree that...

Industry Trends, Food & Beverage

Whole Foods Can Partner with Brands to Improve Customer Experience

It’s no secret that tensions between Whole Foods and its suppliers and vendors have been on the rise in recent months. As Whole Foods revamps its in-store strategy, it has started charging vendors...

Industry Trends, CPG, Food & Beverage

Will Target’s Latest Moves Help it Compete Better With Amazon and Walmart?

Target’s been busy recently bolstering its supply chain and eCommerce operations to excite any shoppers looking for convenience. And let’s face it, that’s pretty much all of us.

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...

Industry Trends, Food & Beverage

Why Aren’t Millennials Shopping at Grocery Stores?

Millennials are a hot topic when it comes to disrupting the traditional norms of various industries, and the food retail industry is no exception. The largest US population spends the least amount...

Data Insights, Food & Beverage

Are You Offering Exceptional Customer Experiences?

As a tried-and-true retail strategy, demos are a great way to drive product trials. The try-before-you-buy approach is especially popular for food and beverage brands, where the buying decision...

Industry Trends, Food & Beverage

Why Whole Foods Is Saving Amazon—Not the Other Way Around

The dust has barely settled from the recent announcement that Amazon will buy Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion later on this year, but the reigning sentiments seem clear: Amazon saved the...

Industry Trends, Food & Beverage

Grocery Stores Arrive in the Digital Age: What Brands Should Know

Despite efforts across the retail industry to enhance the shopper experience, grocery stores have been slow to evolve in the digital age. One reason grocery stores may be slower to adjust is...

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories, Food & Beverage

3 Ways Retailers Are Leveraging Social Media to Boost In-Store Traffic

Around every corner, there's someone recording a video of their dog for Instagram or posting their favorite pie recipe on Pinterest. People have immersed their lives in social media, and it's...

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...

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