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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, Sporting Goods

Is your brand benched or on the field?

Batter up. It's coming on to summer, and there are all kinds of outdoor sports and games going on. If your brand is all about the sporting life, how can you make it stand out from the rest of the...

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods

5 Things One Retail Buyer Wishes Brands Knew

Although their goals are the same (sales!), the relationship between brands and retail buyers can be strained—particularly in today's retail climate. Dollars play a major role, with net profit...

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods, Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

Survival of the Fittest: Darwinian Theory Applied to Retailers

Despite many recent news headlines, the retail industry overall is booming. Industry sales in 2017 are expected to rise by 3.8% again, outpacing the GDP growth at about 2.1%   Even sales in brick...

Industry Trends, Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods Shake-Up: Something More at Play?

On March 7, Edward Stack, CEO and chairman of Dick’s Sporting Goods, announced the company is dropping 20% of its brand offerings. This news is part of a larger redirection for the sporting goods...

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