Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

Own the Outdoor Season

State of In-Store, Outdoor Goods, Home Improvement

Another summer is upon us and the “honey do” lists are getting longer. Planting flowers, making home repairs, and getting the backyard ready for...

How the Concession Model Gives Brands More Say in Retail Stores

Future of Retail, Outdoor Goods, Athletic Apparel

Most American department stores have a familiar look and feel: overhead florescent lighting and aisles of metal racks accented with discount signs. Products are organized into categories and...

3 Ways to Adapt in the Changing Retail Landscape

State of In-Store, Outdoor Goods

Many retail stores feel like walking through time, with the look and feel of shopping in 1999. Only, shoppers haven’t jumped into a DeLorean, and it's the 21st Century. And yet, everything is the...

Likes Per Square Foot: Integrate Instagrammable Moments Into Your Sales Strategy

Industry Trends, Outdoor Goods, Fashion & Accessories

Search online for "Instagrammable retail" and a host of articles pop up, from lists of the most Instagram-worthy coffee shops in London to showcases of the most visually inspiring home décor shops...

That Retailer You Sell to Just Declared Bankruptcy. Now What?

Industry Trends, Outdoor Goods, Fashion & Accessories

Let's start with the bad news: According to Moody's Investors Service, the number of retailers it classifies as "distressed" hasn't been this high since the peak of the 2008 recession. Retail...

Adopting New Technologies In-Store: Embrace Change, But Proceed with Caution

Future of Retail, Outdoor Goods, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Innovation is alive and well on the retail sales floor.

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