KicksUSA and the Slow Shopping Movement

Update 9/15: Be sure to check out KicksUSA latest opening in Spanish Harlem


Prior to their reinvention as experience-driven locations, movie theaters closed with alarming frequency. Fox News dubbed 2005 the “death knell for movies,” and by 2011, more than a handful of articles called for something to be done with the thousands upon thousands of vacant theaters looming over strip malls across the country. And while, six or so years later, the theater-going experience has largely rebounded, little progress has been made on re-purposing those that failed to survive.

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Topics: customer experience, concept stores, accessories, slow shopping movement, shoes, in-store experience

Monday Mélange for Aug 28, 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

An Early Look at the 2017 Holiday Season

Yes, yes, I know we just published our look at back to school shopping a mere few weeks ago. But for retailers, it's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season. 

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Topics: holidays, shopping trends, ship-from-store, store assortment

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

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