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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.

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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The Culture Club: Connecting Consumers and Brands in Stores

We’re not gonna lie: creating brand culture is much easier on a large scale if you have your own retail stores. Take Warby Parker, for instance, who transformed their SoHo store into a...

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QR Codes Are Making a Comeback (And We’re Just as Surprised as You Are)

Remember QR codes? They were all the rage at the end of the Aughts, but just as quickly as they appeared they disappeared, never to be seen again.

Or so we thought.

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The Showroom Strategy: 5 Tips and Tricks for Consumer Brands

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...

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The Rise of Robots: How New Technologies Affect Retail Strategies

Imagine this: You walk into your favorite brick-and-mortar store and are immediately greeted by a robot—let’s call her Ali—on wheels. With just one look, Ali knows your name and shopping...

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Concerned About Tariffs? Here’s What Consumer Brands Can Do.

It’s looking more and more like a new round of tariffs will directly hit consumer brands—and their customers—with tariffs on everything from electronics to clothing to beauty products.

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3 Ways Petco’s New Concept Store Can Transform Your Retail Strategy

Expert education. Personalized pampering. Tasty treats. If that sounds good to you, just think how much your pet is going to love it.

PetCoach—the brainchild of big-box pet retailer Petco—has...

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The Top 3 Analog-Tech Tactics for Consumer Brands

What if we told you that digital is dead? You wouldn’t believe us—and for good reason— but it’s a fact that the way retailers approach their ecommerce sales and marketing strategies is changing....

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This Amazon Prime Day, Make Sure to Invest in B&M (Yes, Really!)

Amazon Prime Day, the ecommerce giant’s annual day of deals, has finally arrived to entice shoppers with sizable discounts on popular items. With an estimated 40% – 60% of US households having...

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

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.

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