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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, Industry Trends

The Buzzword: Experiential Retail

Experiential retail is a brand buzzword that forward-thinking brand teams are chasing. On a large scale, there are retail locations that don’t have any merchandise for in-store sales, but rather...

State of In-Store, Data Insights

Tips For Successful In-Store Experiences

Retailers and brands need to manage vast amounts of data from sales, traffic, and customer loyalty programs and make the numbers work. While most purchases still happen in the store, customers...

State of In-Store, Future of Retail, Industry Trends

The Showrooming Effect

What comes to mind when you think of a showroom? A car dealership, or a store that has products displayed and showcased? Not in 2019.

Case Studies, State of In-Store

Own the Outdoor Season

Another summer is upon us and the “honey do” lists are getting longer. Planting flowers, making home repairs, and getting the backyard ready for BBQ season all drive retail sales in home and...

Case Studies, State of In-Store

Touch, Feel, and Spend

While e-commerce isn't going away, brick and mortar is still the Super Bowl of retail sales, brand awareness, and customer experience.  Sporting goods especially are a purchase that most shoppers...

Insider, State of In-Store, Data Insights

The Millennial Parent Expectation

It’s been said that the happiest days are when babies come. For parents, of course, babies are a life-changing event. For retailers, however, babies are big business. Globally, the baby product...

State of In-Store

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

First Impressions Don’t Give Second Chances

Total retail sales in the United States hit $3.6 trillion last year, with a full 85% of that figure reflected in purchases in retail stores. While that is reassuring for brands that have a strong...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Malls... featuring Grocery Stores?

“Where have all the anchors gone? Long time passing…”

The retail landscape is in an arc of change, especially as it applies to big box stores and mall anchors. Sears, once the giant of mall...

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Beauty and the Boom

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or is it caught in the crosshairs of marketing departments seeking to keep their brands looking back from the mirror mirror on the wall? While beauty products...

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