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Mind The Store

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.

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

Getting Phygital

Let’s get phygital…phygital…let’s get into phygital. Wait; what was that? What is phygital? It’s the concept in retail execution and customer experience that has marketers, key account managers,...

Data Insights, Industry Trends, Home Improvement

Millennials and Home Improvement

Millennials. They are often maligned and misunderstood, but looking closer at their demographics and behaviors reveals a great deal about their value as customers to home improvement retailers....

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

The Buzzword: Experiential Retail

Experiential retail is a brand buzzword that forward-thinking brand teams are chasing. On a large scale, there are retail locations that don’t have any merchandise for in-store sales, but rather...

Industry Trends

This Amazon Prime Day, Level Up Your In-store Strategy (Yes, Really!)

Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s annual day of deals, has finally arrived to entice shoppers with sizable discounts on popular items. Recent research from Pymnts.com suggests that 51.3% of...

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

The Showrooming Effect

What comes to mind when you think of a showroom? A car dealership, or a store that has products displayed and showcased? Not in 2019.

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, Cosmetics & Hygiene

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, Baby & Kids

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...

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