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What’s in store for retail technology in 2018?

January 8, 2018

Retail has changed a lot over the past decade, in no small part due to the embracing of technology to give retailers a competitive edge over rivals. The in-store experience of today is markedly different to a decade ago. Even […]


Retail 2018: What’s Next?

January 2, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

According to headlines, 2017 was the year of the “Retail Apocalypse.” However, many indie retailers thrived in this so-called shakeout of a year. In many ways, our industry is stronger than ever. Increasing competition, higher consumer demands and more accessible […]


Top 8 Retail Trends to Watch in 2018

December 21, 2017

Category: Retail Trends

Four years ago, I was invited to Dallas to meet with the merchandising, marketing and store operations executives at what was then called “JCP” to discuss how Coca-Cola might be a part of JCP’s re-envisioned store concept – a store-within-a-store […]


Retail Types, Stores

15 stores to see while in NYC

January 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

If you’re one of the thousands of retail mavens descending upon New York City this weekend for the National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2018, your schedule is likely chock-full of meetings, panels and speaking engagements. But don’t forget you’re in […]


Retail Trends

Retail exodus from malls could be understated

January 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Department store anchors, many with high-profile reductions of their physical footprints (notably Macy’s and Sears), are leaving gaping holes in many malls, but they’re not necessarily landlords’ biggest problem, according to Green Street’s research. As department stores have struggled to […]


Retail Types, Stores

Sears holiday sales plummet 16%

January 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sears, like a lot of distressed retailers, needed a good holiday season. It did not have one. The early figures for Q4 show a slide in comparable sales mirroring its third quarter, when comps fell a precipitous 15%, contributing to […]