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Retail Types, Stores

Claire’s files for bankruptcy

March 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

If you have to file for bankruptcy, the way Claire’s did it represents the best possible chance for success. The retailer has reportedly been negotiating with its lenders for weeks about a Chapter 11 plan that would give lenders ownership […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Retail Tech: Beyond Shiny Baubles and Gadgets

January 23, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

In 2018, brick and mortar retailers have to rebalance their split focus between bricks and online. While it continues to be critical to improve online resources, after years of incredible hype about “it’s all about online” we now know that’s […]


Retail Types, Stores

Sears downgraded as it negotiates with lenders

January 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sears said in January it was committed to becoming profitable again this year. Its road toward black ink, however, still looks long and uncertain. For one, it had an alarmingly terrible holiday sales season. The retailer said in January that […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Meeting Rising Consumer Expectations

January 16, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

One of the greatest challenges all retailers face is the rising expectations of customers. Not only do consumers expect to shop anytime and everywhere, they expect their experience to be “seamless”, with multiple options on how and where to take […]


Retail Trends

Retailers Need to Start Innovating

January 16, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

When asked what indie retailers need to do differently in 2018, Dave says: “Stop waiting for something to bring shoppers back to your store and start innovating. Taking advantage of the creativity and entrepreneurial roots that prompted an independent retailer […]


Retail Trends

Amazon Private Label and Prime Now Deliveries Biggest Threat to Retailers in 2018

January 9, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

Brick and mortar retailers will face increasing pressures around addressing long-term debt. As online retailers continue to flourish without the pressures of significant fixed costs that brick and mortar retailers traditionally face, the competitive advantage will continue to favor lower-cost […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

Create Holiday Sales Success with Unbeatable Customer Service

December 7, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

Making the holiday shopping season a lucrative endeavor involves more than unbeatable bargains and sales. Its no secret customers scoured the internet for the best prices over Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. The key to a truly successful season […]


Retail Trends

2017 Retail Trends from A – Z

November 30, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

2017 was an exciting year for retail. Evolving technology, changing consumer preferences, and political shakeups all had a large impact on our industry. Here is Independent Retailer’s roundup of top trends, influencers, buzzwords, and developments that affected retail in 2017. […]


Others, Tech

Is The IoT Relevant To The Independent Retailer?

November 28, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

RSR just published their annual benchmark on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a couple of things became clear. First, far too many retailers large and small don’t really understand exactly what the IoT really is. Secondly, retailers have some […]


Retail Trends

65 Percent of Americans Prefer Shopping at Physical Stores to See and Touch Products

November 22, 2017

Via: Independent Retailer

Americans value the rich information available to them while shopping online but crave the immediacy and sensory elements of the brick-and-mortar shopping experience. A new study commissioned by June20 found that 84 percent of Americans prefer to shop at brick-and-mortar […]