Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

How In-Store Demos Are Changing

State of In-Store, Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition

Bringing back demos to the sales floor is essential for complex brands to gain market share. This is particularly important for health and...

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 longest CEO tenure of any S&P 500 company - will step...

Outdoor participation is down 1 billion adventures, with changing demographics

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Food & Beverage

The  Outdoor Foundation’s much-awaited Outdoor Participation Report was released a couple weeks back coinciding with the annual Outdoor Retailer show; it revealed some hard truths for retailers in...

Tumultuous Weeks for Organics Retailers

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Food & Beverage

As grocery floor space diminishes, where does that leave natural and organic brands? ThirdChannel commits to bringing actionable tips to make the most of your in store presence during the ups and...

Where to find growth with consumers in the Naturals Market?

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Food & Beverage

“Naturals” accounted for a whopping 27.4% of the growth within the food and beverage industry during 2019. According to SPINS 2019 State of the Natural Industry report, the natural food and...

What's Ahead in the Toy Market for 2020?

Industry Trends, Baby & Kids

Target was expecting to post a better showing for Holiday 2019, especially with seasonal merchandise like toys, electronics, and some home decor products, but they fell short of expectations....

Keeping It Clean: It's More Than a Trend

Industry Trends, Health & Nutrition, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

If there is one word in beauty products that encapsulates the latest trend, it’s “clean." Consumers want products that are free of chemicals, haven’t been tested on animals and are packaged and...

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...

Temps or Trusted Talent?

State of In-Store, Future of Retail, Industry Trends

The “pop-up shop,” or store within a store concept, is a significant disruptor in the retail space. With many brick and mortar department stores shrinking their sales floor space and partnering...

Don't Believe Everything You Read

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Industry Trends

Don’t believe everything you read. Good advice, right?

Despite the billions of bytes of data, information, news, and opinions floating around about the economy, and specifically the retail space,...

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