Mind the Store

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Getting Phygital

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

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...

Millennials and Home Improvement

Data Insights, Industry Trends, 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....

The Buzzword: Experiential Retail

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

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...

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

Industry Trends

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...

The Showrooming Effect

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

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.

More Impulse Buys In Stores, Not Online

Future of Retail, Industry Trends

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...

Stay Away from the Customer

Data Insights, Industry Trends

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...

Malls... featuring Grocery Stores?

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

“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...

Beauty and the Boom

State of In-Store, Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

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...

Playing Around in the Baby Space

Industry Trends, Baby & Kids

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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