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Category: Retail Trends


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Trends

A roundup of retail holiday deals

November 18, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Fourth quarter of 2019 is a make it or break it time for many retailers. This has been a record year for store closures. Credit Suisse recently said 7,600 stores have shut their doors — the highest in the index’s […]


Retail Trends

How E-Cigarette Regulations Are Affecting Retailers

November 14, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Vaping and e-cigarette resellers are all on edge with the deaths and illnesses that have reportedly been linked to them. Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger and Rite Aid are only some of the retailers that have decided to pull these products from […]


Retail Trends

Gen X will spend the most this holiday season

November 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As the generations continue to battle for domination on social media and beyond, NPD’s survey points out how critical each age group is to a successful holiday season for retailers. “No consumer can be left behind in today’s increasingly competitive […]


Retail Trends

Consumers plan to spend more than $200 on gift cards this year

November 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The Blackhawk report’s findings were congruent with the National Retail Federation’s survey, which found that more than half of consumers wanted gift cards for the holidays. Previous research from the Blackhawk Network also found that millennial and Gen Z consumers […]


Retail Trends

Is the short holiday season an excuse for retailers to post soft sales results?

November 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

While Black Friday is still weeks away, several retailers have already begun rolling out holiday promotions in an attempt to make up for this year’s shortened shopping season. Target in October announced it would offer free shipping on “hundreds of […]


Customer Experience, Point of Purchase, Retail Trends

Half of shoppers would give up low online prices for personalized service

November 4, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Young millennials and Gen Z shoppers are a major area of opportunity for retailers with brick-and-mortar locations this holiday season. Coldwell Banker Commercial found that the demographic aged 18-34 is most likely to go to stores “to kill time” than […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

AR tops list of tech that makes users view a brand as innovative, study says

November 4, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Cutting-edge technology may boost perceptions of brand innovation and help to boost sales, but only among a small group of consumers, Diffusion’s study indicates. When prioritizing which technologies deserve investment, brands may see the greatest effect from AR, which overlays […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Three Black Friday marketing automation workflows that create lifelong customers

November 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Black Friday is just around the corner, and that means you’re about to be very very busy. Anything you can automate to make the process smoother is going to save your precious minutes for more critical fires to be put […]


Retail Trends

Welcome back, Toys R Us. Your market is tougher than ever

October 28, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

What happens to a retail category when its largest retail specialist disappears? Toys offers perhaps the clearest answer to that question. This year’s holiday sales season marks the second without the big box version of Toys R Us. It could […]


Retail Trends

26 Big Retailers Expected to Grow This Year

October 25, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

While reports of closing retail stores continue to rock headlines, stable food sellers and drugstores, like Costco Wholesale and Walmart, along with some retailers of discretionary items, such as Ulta Beauty, are growing. In fact, of the 31 retailers in […]