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Category: Retail Trends


Retail Trends

Retail defaults to ease, but hurdles ahead for weaker players

February 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The retail industry has been shedding its weakest links for a some time now, and that’s a good thing in some ways. Bankruptcies have reduced the pool of Moody’s Caa1 and lower-rated retail and apparel issuers from 26 in December […]


Retail Trends

What does experiential retail even mean these days?

February 19, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

These days in brick-and-mortar retail circles, it seems all anyone can talk about is experiential retail. Immersive, interactive, technology-enhanced — these are all adjectives that get tossed around when executives are talking about what the store of the future needs […]


Retail Trends

15 affordable tools to help you grow your business

February 18, 2019

Via: Lightspeed POS

Have you ever searched for your business’ top keywords and phrases only to see you don’t have a high search ranking? The solution might be that you aren’t using the right SEO techniques or the right tools for the job. […]


Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Study: Voice assistant usage to surge 320% to 8B by 2023

February 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Android smartphones and iPhones currently are the biggest platforms for voice assistants, but the smartphone market has matured and shipments have slowed as consumers hold on to their handsets for longer periods. That means the growth for virtual assistants will […]


Retail Trends

The store of the future depends on employees

February 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

MIAMI — Mark Qualls went on a listening tour last quarter. The VP of store operations at GameStop visited 17 cities and spoke with 25 store leaders and between 10 to 15 district heads. He wanted to get in their […]


Retail Trends

50% of retailers list a mobile shopping app as a top priority

February 6, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

There are more ways than ever to shop including in store, online, via voice-activated virtual assistants, personal shopping assistants, mobile-optimized websites, branded shopping apps and progressive web apps. With all those choices, retailers continue to see their own shopping apps […]


Retail Trends

The running list of 2019 bankruptcy victims

January 31, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Last year delivered some of the biggest bankruptcies in retail history, including the Chapter 11 filing of 125-year-old department store, Sears. During the fall of 2018, Retail Dive looked at data and FRISK scores from CreditRiskMonitor to predict which retailers […]


Retail Trends

75% of search shopping impressions occur on mobile

January 25, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Kenshoo’s quarter-end study echoes other reports that indicate Amazon’s rapidly growing presence in the digital ad market, in which last year it became the third-biggest seller of digital advertising after Google and Facebook. The e-commerce platform was especially prominent during […]


Retail Trends

China retail growth leapfrogs US

January 24, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

While both the American and Chinese economies are showing signs of slowing in early 2019, China’s government is taking decisive steps to prop theirs up, while the U.S. government is introducing uncertainties such as a trade war and an ongoing […]


Retail Trends

What can US retailers learn from China?

January 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

In grocery stores around the world, retailers are making big changes to deliver online and offline experiences that will win shoppers over. Mexico’s Soriana grocery chain offers free Wi-Fi in 824 stores for millions of customers. Lidl in Ireland sells […]