Everything You Need to Know About Back to School Shopping

Back-to-school is the second largest shopping season (trailing only the holidays), with estimated sales reaching upwards of $75.8 billion dollars. This growth is largely accredited to e-commerce, as each year, more and more consumers forego annual trips to the mall in favor of shopping online.

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Topics: back to school, ship-from-store, store assortment

Top 3 Most Interesting Takeaways from the Journal of Retail Analytics Q2 Report

Last week, the Platt Retail Institute (PRI) released their quarterly report on the state of retail analytics, “a comprehensive quarterly publication that includes news and case studies regarding retail analytics, digital customer-facing technologies, and related topics.”  Its aim, according to the PRI, is to “provide a snapshot of the economy as it impacts retailers and consumers.”

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Topics: retail analytics, apple, retail spending

Monday Mélange for Aug 7, 2017

3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so)

Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

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Topics: predictive analytics, retail analytics, retail news, top stories, monday melange

Monday Mélange for July 31, 2017

3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so)

Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

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Topics: predictive analytics, retail analytics, retail news, top stories, monday melange

These Liquor Stores Are Taking Another Look at Their Assortments

Liquor store shelves are crowded. I mean, really crowded. Not just in type of liquor, but in sheer flavor variance. Smirnoff alone offers more than 20 different varieties of vodkas; because, well, apparently there’s demand somewhere out there for flavors ranging from Honeydew to Amaretto spiced. There’s also abominations like 'Cookies and Cream' whiskey and 'Dark Chocolate' tequilas; unicorn tear gins and sesame and popcorn daiquiris. Gross.

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Topics: in-store assortment, inventory optimization, liquor stores

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