Another One Bites the Dust? Not So Fast.

This week's retail news greeted us, yet again, with another not-so-surprising headline, which has been a reoccurring theme throughout the past year:

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Topics: customer experience, shopping trends, physical stores, consumer insights

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

Our Favorite Retail Stories of 2016

As we look forward to 2017, we take a look back at some of the more memorable stories of the past year. While there were numerous blogs to pick from, we narrowed it down to those stories that will continue to resonate into the coming year and beyond.

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Topics: holidays, shopping trends, inventory optimization, roundup

The Dissection of Generations by Retailers

As it stands currently, millennials consists of those ages 18 through 34, which makes the vast majority of them in (or soon entering) their prime income and spending years. It is no longer wise to refer to them as the future of retail (that’s generation Z). No, millennials are the now, and to know them is to know your customers.

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Topics: purchase behavior, millenials, generation z, shopping trends

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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