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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.

Future of Retail, Industry Trends

More Impulse Buys In Stores, Not Online

After a seven-year process of legal wrangling and negotiations, online retail giant Amazon will soon have its own brand-specific TLD (top level domain.) While it’s a victory for the company’s...

Data Insights, Industry Trends

Stay Away from the Customer

A customer walks into a store…no; it’s not the opening to a bad joke; it’s something that happens every day, thousands of times. The trick for retailers is to know what that customer wants. Stores...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Malls... featuring Grocery Stores?

“Where have all the anchors gone? Long time passing…”

The retail landscape is in an arc of change, especially as it applies to big box stores and mall anchors. Sears, once the giant of mall...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

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

Playing Around in the Baby Space

With the closure of Toys R Us and its affiliate brand Babies R Us, the retail landscape for infant and child products is undergoing a shift that could allow for other retail giants like Target and...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Top Ten Tips for Your Field Force

Marketing is about making sure your product or service is featured in the best possible light. One way to do that is to have in-store brand representatives that can demonstrate a product, engage...

Future of Retail, Industry Trends

Customer Centricity

"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...

Data Insights, Industry Trends

Retail Analytics: Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Data

IT strategy as it relates to retail is more than just a bunch of data crunching algorithms that are generated quarterly. Having software in place that shows what happened during a specific period...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Three Kinds of Customer Loyalty Brands Need to Understand

Loyalty. It’s the “L Word” of the retail landscape. It’s not enough to bring in a new customer; retailers must also ensure that shoppers come back again and again. It’s not hard to bring in a new...

Industry Trends

All Work and No Play Makes In-Store Shopping a Dull Experience

Does it sometimes feel like shopping in stores has become as painful as, say, traversing a cavernous hotel with little offerings in the middle of a blizzard-laden nightmare?

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