The 7 Fastest Growing American Retailers

August 17, 2017

Category: Retail Trends

Today’s retail startup can quickly become tomorrow’s Fortune 500 darling with a little luck and the right strategic vision. Every year Inc. ranks the 5,000 fastest growing privately owned American companies. This year, software company Skillz came in first place in the coveted list, […]

Many shoppers ‘eager’ to use virtual reality tools

August 7, 2017

Category: Others, Tech

Between 70% and 80% of 1,000 early technology-adopting consumers surveyed by L.E.K. Consulting said they are eager to use virtual reality and augmented reality technology to design rooms, try on apparel and take virtual shopping trips as part of the shopping process. […]

3 Tech Tips for Scaling up Your Independent Retail Business

July 26, 2017

Independent retailers face some big challenges in 2017, but also enjoy some unprecedented opportunities, reports Independent Retailer contributor and Sumner Communications managing editor Meaghan Brophy. The biggest challenge is staying profitable in the face of online competition, labor skills gaps, higher […]

Retail Trends, Retail Types, Stores

What To Expect From Target’s Q2 Earnings

August 15, 2017

Via: Forbes

Target (NYSE: TGT) is scheduled to announce its fiscal second quarter results on Wednesday, August 16. The company announced better-than-expected first quarter results, as both its revenue and earnings per share came in ahead of market expectations. However, the company’s […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Aldi turns up the heat in already competitive supermarket industry

August 15, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

German discount grocer Aldi is jumping into home grocery delivery. The retailer announced a pilot program with Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery service. Starting later this month, the service will be available in Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles, with potential […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Best Practices For Brand And Retailers: Harnessing The Impact Of Social Media

August 15, 2017

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

Both my brand executive experience at LVMH, Richemont and Christie’s and my current role at Splashlight (a leading visual content creation company geared towards e-Commerce and social media), give me a unique perspective on the importance of visual content to […]