Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

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...

Top Ten Tips for Your Field Force

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Marketing is about making sure your product or service is featured in the best possible light. One way to do that is to have in-store brand representatives that can demonstrate a product, engage...

Customer Centricity

Future of Retail, Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories

"The customer is always right." Is this still the case? Should brands be bending over backward to meet every need, offer every service, and agree to whatever terms a buyer wants? Clearly, that's...

Retail Analytics: Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Data

Data Insights, Industry Trends

IT strategy as it relates to retail is more than just a bunch of data crunching algorithms that are generated quarterly. Having software in place that shows what happened during a specific period...

Three Kinds of Customer Loyalty Brands Need to Understand

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Loyalty. It’s the “L Word” of the retail landscape. It’s not enough to bring in a new customer; retailers must also ensure that shoppers come back again and again. It’s not hard to bring in a new...

All Work and No Play Makes In-Store Shopping a Dull Experience

Industry Trends

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?

The Culture Club: Connecting Consumers and Brands in Stores

Industry Trends

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...

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

Industry Trends

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.

The Showroom Strategy: 5 Tips and Tricks for Consumer Brands

Industry Trends, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

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...

The Rise of Robots: How New Technologies Affect Retail Strategies

Industry Trends

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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