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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.

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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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Physical Retail Thrives as Digitally Native Brands Arrive on the Scene

Everyone has been watching with almost voyeuristic interest the ways that brick-and-mortar retailers are competing with ecommerce companies. Target announced new services that help make the...

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Whole Foods Can Partner with Brands to Improve Customer Experience

It’s no secret that tensions between Whole Foods and its suppliers and vendors have been on the rise in recent months. As Whole Foods revamps its in-store strategy, it has started charging vendors...

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Mobile is the New Chaperone for Local In-Store Retail

When was the last time you pulled out your smartphone while you were out and Googled something like “grocery stores near me,” or “department stores near me”? Perhaps you asked Siri or Alexa...

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Physical Retail Growth is Hiding in Plain Sight

The headlines around physical retail often paint a picture of gloom and doom, with the focus on the number of stores that are closing. But, the common emphasis on “physical versus digital” is...

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What Brick and Mortar Retailers Can Learn from Alibaba’s New Retail Strategy

Increasingly, ecommerce giants are expanding into physical retail, because they’re learning what retail brands and manufacturers already know: that in-store is where a majority (over 90%) of...

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Will Target’s Latest Moves Help it Compete Better With Amazon and Walmart?

Target’s been busy recently bolstering its supply chain and eCommerce operations to excite any shoppers looking for convenience. And let’s face it, that’s pretty much all of us.

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