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Retail Industry Trends: What’s New for Spring 2019?

April 25, 2019

Via: Lightspeed POS

Spring has finally sprung. While a move towards warmer weather and thoughts of summer holidays benefits many a brand, there are also bigger retail trends in play this season. These aren’t born overnight; sometimes one trend sparks another or naturally […]


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No free returns? More than half of shoppers won’t buy

April 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Yes, returns are costly for retailers, but, as this latest report points out, getting returns right is key to satisfying customers. It’s critical for stores to provide customers with a seamless returns process and multiple payment options, which might mean […]


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Clouds on the horizon: What climate change means for retail

April 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The world is on fire and retail is to blame. At least partially. Global warming is likely “the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented,” according to NASA, and is evidenced […]


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5 Bad Habits Retailer’s Need to Stop Making

April 19, 2019

Via: Lightspeed POS

Let’s face it – we all have bad habits. Whether it’s skipping workouts or being notoriously late to meetings, no one is perfect, and that’s okay. But what’s not okay is letting your bad habits compromise your business’ well-being. More […]


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Consumer confidence may be hitting a peak

April 18, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The vigorous levels of consumer confidence that is bolstering sales in much of the world may have reached their crest, according to the The Conference Board. “In more than half the countries surveyed, consumers expressing concerns about the current state […]


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A majority of retailers struggle with inventory forecasting

April 15, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Bossa Nova is not exactly an independent arbitrator in the case of using automation to improve on-self inventory — they sell a robot that does just this. But these numbers do tell us something: retailers struggle with inventory, they think […]


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75K stores could shutter by 2026

April 9, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers last year boosted their store productivity levels nicely: In the last four quarters, productivity has increased an average of 4.1%, up from average growth of 2.9% in the previous four, according to a UBS report. Sales per store is […]


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Gen Z favors Vans, Lululemon and Amazon

April 9, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Americans in the Z generation — whom Piper Jaffray defines as those ages 13 to 19 — are collectively spending some $77 billion a year, based on teens’ claim through the survey that they spend $2,600 each annually, on average. […]


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Retail leads in job cuts as employment holds steady

April 8, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The overall unemployment rate is one of the most important statistics to retailers because of its significance to the state of the economy and consumer confidence. Earnings growth appears to be slowing. In March, average hourly wages on private nonfarm […]


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Retail Sales Drop in February

April 1, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Following positive growth in January, retail sales dropped .2% in February. The reversal marks a return to negative month-to-month sales totals. The industry was encouraged when sales increased .7% in January following a disastrous December that saw sales drop by […]