The State of the Retail Union ... Looks Good!

Should the recent volatility in the U.S. stock market worry retailers? Coupled with a disappointing last quarter of 2015 for retailers like Wal-Mart and Nordstrom, concern is in the air. The good news is that overall U.S. economic fundamentals are strong. There are many positive data points that signal a positive outlook for retail. 

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Topics: retail trends, stock market, economy

Get Ready for a Different In-Store Experience this Year

Industry publications have been releasing their annual reports, recapping the trends in 2015 — and most importantly — offering predictions for the coming months. Unsurprisingly, the continued emergence of immersive retail was well represented.

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Topics: retail analytics, personalization, retail trends

Can Retail Analytics and Personalization Offset Rising Shipping Costs?

The high cost of shipping is often a detractor to purchasing goods online. Although there are other reasons for not purchasing online, shipping costs seems to be high on the list. In a recent Harris poll 66% of consumers said shipping costs were their ‘biggest online shopping pet peeve’. As online sales continue to grow as a proportion of total retail sales, how can retailers offset rising shipping costs? 

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Topics: retail analytics, retail trends, shipping

Your Guide to the 2016 NRF "BIG Show"

It is less than a few days away! The ‘BIG Show’ is the flagship event for the National Retail Federation, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. If you want to know what to expect this year, keep on reading…

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Topics: retail trends, nrf

Retail Analytics Show a Post-Holiday Surge

For most of us, the traditional holiday shopping season exists somewhere between camping outside a major retailer on Black Friday and running through a mall in a panicked frenzy on Christmas Eve. And while we tend to differ on when we actually start buying gifts, even the biggest procrastinators among us agree that come the morning of December 25th, time is up.

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Topics: holidays, retail analytics, retail trends

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