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Is e-commerce killing physical retail?

August 23, 2018

Via: James Hughes

Hundreds of brick and mortars seem to have been put to bed as e-commerce sites take over the consumer shopping industry. With physical shops and malls increasingly becoming a thing of the past, it seems that some retailers will surrender […]


Retail Trends

The Future of Malls: A Visit to Stanley Marketplace

August 21, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

Pulling off Peoria St. in downtown Aurora, we drove down a dusty road wondering where the GPS could possibly be taking us. Not long after, the word “Stanley” in bold letters reminiscent of a 1950’s diner sign was straight ahead. […]


Retail Trends

Five Below downgraded as Amazon looms

July 23, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Five Below has maintained a focus on brick-and-mortar retail as it painstakingly curates on-trend merchandise for discovery. The discount chain opened 33 new stores in Q1, ending the quarter with 658 stores in 32 states, a footprint increase of 19% […]


Retail Trends

What a trade war with China means for retail pre-holiday

July 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China reached a head on Friday when another round of tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods took hold. Within two weeks, another $16 billion will receive tariffs and President Trump […]


Retail Trends

Digital Transformation in Retail

June 29, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

The term ‘digital transformation’ in retail encompasses a range of business opportunities that go beyond simply focusing on a single technology or a discreet strategy, such as e-commerce or click-and-collect. Digital transformation in retail refers to the emerging trend of […]


Retail Trends

What the landmark Supreme Court decision on e-commerce tax means for retail

June 22, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

After decades of fights on Capitol Hill and in states across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court in a narrow 5-4 decision on Thursday struck down two long-standing precedents in the e-commerce state sales tax debate, clearing the way for […]


Retail Trends

Retail groups decry ‘reckless escalation’ in China tariffs

June 19, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The U.S. under the Trump administration is increasingly shifting to a protectionist stance, a move that China and many other countries are quickly responding to with tariffs of their own meant to either cancel the benefits of such a strategy […]


Retail Trends

More than a store – retail invests in people

June 18, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While headlines proclaim the robot takeover is upon us, America’s retailers know different. The retail industry is dependent upon the interaction of people — our workforce and the customers we serve each day. In a fast-changing retail landscape, America’s most […]


Retail Types, Stores

Why 2018 is the year of modernization for Target

June 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Target’s new facility in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, equips the company to achieve 40% fewer out-of-stocks than before. A remodeled store, the chain says, will bring in 2% to 4% more sales soon after it reopens. A decision to move […]


Retail Trends

Politics & Retail: What You Need to Know

June 5, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

There’s never a boring day in retail. This is especially true under the Trump administration. There are many changes in the works with different moving parts. Here is a quick overview of different laws, policies, and agreements currently up for […]