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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

What Does it Take to be an All-Star Brand Ambassador?

Even though 64% of Americans still prefer to shop in-store, most shoppers agree that there’s room for improvement when it comes to the in-store experience. Invested brands are creating their own...

State of In-Store

5 Steps to Flawless Retail Execution

Ramping up your in-store action plan is more than just opening doors and having product in place—it’s creating a robust, multi-faceted approach that pairs analytical insights with dynamic...

State of In-Store

What Does the Rise of Private Label Mean to Retail Brands?

Does it seem like Amazon is always announcing a new industry disruption? Most recently, Amazon launched its own private label brand of dog food called Wag. Some say this new private label is the...

State of In-Store

Who’s Responsible for In-Store Sales: The Brand or The Retailer?

Recently, I was reminded of the story of George Saunders, who ran a grocery store in Memphis back in the early 20th century. In those days, each customer would give their shopping list to the...

State of In-Store

Point-Of-Sale Analytics Help Brands Drive Sales, Become a Better Partner to Retailers

This guest post was contributed by T.J. Blons, Sales Manager, Supplier Analytics at SPS Commerce, a ThirdChannel partner. 

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To Keep up With The Largest Shopping Market in History, Take Another Look at In-store Associates

Millennials have already outpaced their predecessors when it comes to purchasing power. And Gen Z, on track to become the largest generation of consumers by the year 2020, already accounts for $29...

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Inventory Management is the Bridge Between Online and Brick-and-Mortar

It’s surprising to some that the physical retail space is a key component of online shopping. While consumers may start their shopping journey online, many visit brick-and-mortar stores to see and...

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Stop the Disappearing Associate Act with Mobile Technology

Most consumers today have experienced the vanishing retail associate act: The associate, when asked to locate a product, will tell a consumer they're going to "check the system" or "see if it's in...

State of In-Store

Emotion Sells: 4 Ways to Connect with Consumers In Stores

The physical space of retail stores is a brand’s biggest asset, a place they can connect with consumers in a way that’s still impossible online. The key? An emotional connection: one that engages...

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Toys Lead Phygital Experience in Retail Stores

Amid a dour drumbeat of retail closures, bankruptcies and liquidations, retailers are investing in hybrid physical-digital experiences designed to engage shoppers, increase foot traffic and boost...

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