Retail Gets Touchy Feely

Earlier this week, Wal-Mart announced they were laying off hundreds of employees to realign the business and help strength the companies’ ecommerce operations.

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Topics: assortment optimization, omnichannel, in-store assortment

Black Friday Retail Recap: What Happened?

Last week, we predicted shoppers wouldn’t care about Black Friday sales.  We were right. 

Mostly.

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Topics: holidays, black friday, in-store assortment, millenials

Shoppers Don’t Care About Black Friday

Friday is Black Friday. And we’re sorry to burst your bubble retailers, but the shopping holiday really doesn’t matter all that much anymore. 

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Topics: holidays, black friday, in-store assortment

4 Disruptive & Promising Concept Stores

If you’ve been following any retail themed news site or blog as of late, you’re probably aware that in-store shopping isn’t going anywhere. Both Millennials and Generation Z prefer it. Mall foot traffic has experienced a resurgence. And Best Buy, once written off as little more than an Amazon showroom, has thrived.

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Topics: retail trends, in-store assortment, concept stores

3 Recent Trends Proving In-Store Shopping is Stronger than Ever

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, many people still assume that brick-and-mortar retail will eventually succumb to e-commerce shopping. They’ll point to the closing of once-great retail giants like Circuit City and Sports Authority to further their claims, while neglecting to mention the successes of brick-and-mortar competitors like Best Buy or Dick’s. Or they’ll explain how online and mobile shopping has grown year-over-year, without realizing that the same increase in consumer spending volume is also seen in malls across the world.

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Topics: in-store assortment, shopping trends, malls

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