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Category: Retail Trends


E-commerce, Retail Trends, Retail Types

Retailers see 42% of online sales from mobile devices, study says

January 28, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Mobile technology has become a vital part of retailing as consumers increasingly use mobile devices for online shopping instead of desktop and laptop computers, Quiq’s survey suggests. That means retailers must have a comprehensive mobile strategy to stand out both […]


Retail Trends

Half of retailers plan to spend most of their budget on social media advertising in 2020

January 24, 2020

Via: Charged

Social media advertising is expected to make up half of all retail advertising spend throughout 2020. According to new research from Smartly.io 52 per cent of retail marketers intend to spend more on social media advertising in 2020 than they […]


Retail Trends

Amazon, Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart earn perfect scores for LGBTQ policies

January 22, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Retailers rose to the top of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s eighteenth annual “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) report, which rates workplaces on their policies and treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. Amazon.com, Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart […]


Customer Experience, Point of Purchase, Retail Trends

Why Millennials Shop On Social Media But Also Like To Shop In Stores

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

According to a new report, the consumer millennials (18 – 34-year-old) are notably impacted by internet influencers and people they follow sites such as Instagram and Facebook. Their daily use of Facebook is 77%, compared to 68% usage by the […]


Retail Trends

Mobile shopping apps were downloaded 5.4bn times in 2019

January 16, 2020

Via: Charged

Mobile is set to dominate online shopping in 2020 thanks to a 20 per cent increase in shopping app downloads to 5.4 billion last year. App Annie’s The State of Mobile 2020 report has revealed the scale of influence mobile […]


Retail Trends

10 retail trends to watch in 2020

January 6, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

The on-again, off-again, maybe-on-again of tariffs that got on retailers’ last nerve in 2019 serve as a neat metaphor for the industry as a whole — in retail, things are complicated, swiftly changing and sometimes contradictory. The U.S. consumer, for […]


Retail Trends

‘Shocking’ discounts may make 2019 the most promotional holiday since the Great Recession

January 3, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Analysts have been expecting plenty of discounts during the fourth quarter. Moody’s analysts warned in December that the six fewer selling days between Thanksgiving and Christmas could “exacerbate the promotional environment” for the period. They noted, as an example, that […]


Retail Trends

Retailers led job cuts in 2019

January 3, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

The uncharacteristically low December job cuts reflect a “wait and see” approach going into 2020, according to firm Vice President Andrew Challenger. Bankruptcies weren’t the only reason for significant cuts. Companies cited restructuring for most of the total — 137,968 […]


Customer Experience, Point of Purchase, Retail Trends

Nearly half of consumers would pay more for a better shopping experience

January 2, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Respondents to the Accenture survey aren’t the only consumers who’ve expressed frustration about the shopping process. A Zebra Technologies survey found that 75% of millennials and 53% of Gen X consumers have left a store without buying an item to […]


Retail Trends

40% of Americans shopped DTC in the past year

December 30, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Direct-to-consumer brands have increasingly moved into the physical space, blurring the lines between their business model and that of traditional retail. In Diffusion’s survey, consumers showed interest in visiting a DTC’s physical store to get a sense of the product […]