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Reports Spotlight Need to Invest in Employees, Leadership and Customer Service

The reports offer insights that can help retailers succeed this holiday shopping season.

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With Holiday Shopping Season Under Way, the ‘Conscious Shopper’ Emerges

A Mastercard report showed that 75 percent of consumers plan to be “more mindful” of where they shop.

clock November 19, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Holiday Shopping Season Plagued With Consumer Concerns

Three recent reports show some improvement in consumer sentiment, but also the stark realities of the impact of the coronavirus.

clock November 17, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A shopper peers into a closed Pier 1 Imports store, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The chain plans to shutter all stores and liquidate due to COVID-19. Many beaches and businesses have reopened during the new coronavirus pandemic. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)


Pier 1 Imports Finds New Life as E-commerce Only Site

Retail Ecommerce Ventures has retained the 58-year-old home goods retailer’s senior buyers for the relaunch.

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Even as the Pandemic Persists, the Future of Retail Is Not Locked Down

SAP’s Robin Barrett Wilson shares key trends shaping retail as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Data Shows Thanksgiving Foot Traffic Vital to Holiday Success analyzed foot traffic during the holiday period to see if Black Friday could pick up lost sales from Thanksgiving closures.

clock August 7, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Why Enhancing Forecasting, Scenario Planning Is imperative Now

Jill Standish discusses how retailers can become “future-ready.”

clock August 7, 2020Jill Standish

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For SMBs Looking to Restructure Rent This Fall, Data Can Help

Using historical and real-time sales data can help negotiate a better lease.

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Salesfloor Launches ‘Associates of the Year’ Awards

The program recognizes retail professionals who work to improve the customer experience.

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In Latest Book, Industry Veteran Explores Retail Essentials for Success

Steve Dennis is a keynote speaker, author and consultant, and former executive at the Neiman Marcus Group and Sears Holdings Corp.

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Survey Shows Stores Still Key as Shopping Destination

A consumer survey by Raydiant revealed shopping preferences — online and in-stores.

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Better Inventory Management Means Higher Sales

New research supports what inventory managers have sensed, “intuitively,” for some time: inaccuracies impact sales.

clock January 31, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Off-price Is on Target With Value-Based Fashion Model

Tricia Barglof, executive director of the Offprice Show, offers her perspective on what makes the segment compelling.

clock December 2, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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FTI Consulting Sees Ho-Hum Holiday Results for Many Retailers

Researchers at the firm also see online sales decelerating.

clock November 26, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Department Store Forum Stresses Importance of Retail Experiences

Speakers noted that the role of physical retail spaces in a digital world is not to sell products, but to provide what online shopping can’t.

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