Mind the Store

Retail industry news you can use

The Buzzword: Experiential Retail

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

Experiential retail is a brand buzzword that forward-thinking brand teams are chasing. On a large scale, there are retail locations that don’t...

Tips For Successful In-Store Experiences

State of In-Store, Data Insights

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...

The Showrooming Effect

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

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.

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 BBQ season all drive retail sales in home and...

Touch, Feel, and Spend

State of In-Store

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...

The Millennial Parent Expectation

State of In-Store, Data Insights, Baby & Kids

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...

Is your brand benched or on the field?

State of In-Store, Sporting Goods

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...

First Impressions Don’t Give Second Chances

State of In-Store

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...

Malls... featuring Grocery Stores?

State of In-Store, Industry Trends

“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...

Beauty and the Boom

State of In-Store, Industry Trends, Beauty, Cosmetics & Hygiene

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...

No More Posts