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Retail Trends

Retail sales soar in June

July 16, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers’ June performance, which beat most expectations, demonstrates that the U.S. consumer remains “engaged,” according to a statement from NRF Chief Economic Jack Kleinhenz emailed to Retail Dive. But he warned that tariff concerns could inflict some pain later in […]


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Retail Return Policies: Your Guide to Returns and Free Shipping

July 11, 2019

Via: Lightspeed POS

Repeat customers are good for business. Repeat returners? Not so much. While returns are a natural part of the retail business, some customers take it to another level. Whether their motives are fraudulent or simply fickle, serial returners impact your […]


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The wealth gap is a retail problem

July 1, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

This month marks 10 years of an economic expansion in the U.S. that has been seen mostly on Wall Street, less so on Main Street. It’s either tied for or is the longest recovery ever, depending on which economist you […]


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Report: US retailers see increased need for “digital transformation”

June 17, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The report indicates that while retailers know they need to invest in technology, they don’t always have the knowledge to take action. Tech. asked retail executives to rate six technologies on their rate of understanding, with visual search receiving the […]


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Will the once marvelous department store ever come back?

June 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Private labels. Localization. Home delivery. Knowledge about the customer. Personalization and customization. Most of the innovations that are fueling today’s most successful retail startups have less to do with avant-garde tech like AI and robots and more to do with […]


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Retail shrink totaled $50.6B in 2018

June 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Cybercrime is an increasing threat faced by loss-prevention teams, and the top issue on the minds of those surveyed. But a majority of those loss-prevention professionals indicated they aren’t often involved in cybersecurity issues. Loss prevention departments are typically called […]


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Retailers prioritize mobile shopping experience

June 10, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers have seen multiple casualties as online shopping continues to upend brick-and-mortar businesses. Recent notable closures include Party City and Family Dollar. However, as the report points out, retailers expect their online sales to grow and, in turn, are focused […]


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Shoppers Proud to Splurge on Made in USA Goods

June 6, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Americans love buying Made in USA products. While the Fourth of July holiday certainly brings awareness to supporting local businesses and American- made products, sales for Made in USA are seeing steady increases in sales all year round. Casual Living […]


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65% of shoppers prioritize deals, exclusive offers on retail apps

May 30, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

While discounts and deals provide the most incentives for consumers to use e-commerce apps, Clutch warns retailers against engaging in price wars to compete with online retailers like Amazon or Overstock, as shoppers will likely abandon apps after discounts disappear. […]


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New tariffs could imperil Best Buy, Dick’s and Bed Bath & Beyond

May 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Earlier this month, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette called the proposed fourth tranche of tariffs “the big one.” It would leave few products and few retailers untouched by steep levies as the Trump Administration tries to renegotiate the country’s economic relationship […]