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Gathering customer data in brick-and-mortar retail

Gathering customer data in brick-and-mortar retail

Although brick-and-mortar retail businesses are still able to experience success despite the emergence of e-commerce and giants such as Amazon, it cannot be denied that online retailers have some advantages that make competing less...

Marketers are targeting value over thriftiness

Marketers are targeting value over thriftiness

The economy has improved substantially within the past five years since some troubling times around 2008. However, thrifty spending remains a strong mindset in customers around the nation. There seems to be an attitude...

Operational efficiencies improve business success

Operational efficiencies improve business success

It’s no secret that efficiency is a key to success in any facet of life. Making things easier and more effective in terms of time and cost management is a fundamental practice of good...

Consumer spending higher than anticipated in April

Consumer spending higher than anticipated in April

Market researchers and analysts have recently expressed concern that gradual and sustained consumer pullback would lead to a stifling of the retail economy as spenders become more and more conservative with their income throughout...

Will the Marketplace Fairness Act hinder small businesses?

Recent news that the United States Senate has moved forward on the Marketplace Fairness Act, a piece of legislation designed to “level the playing field” between online and brick-and-mortar retailers, has brought up new...

Big retailers offering classes for college credit

Big retailers offering classes for college credit

The retail industry is well-known for its ability to offer jobs of many kinds to a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, of diverse age groups, and with diverse levels of education. It...

Stores within stores: a model that might save big retailers?

Stores within stores: a model that might save big retailers?

As a consumer, you’ve probably encountered stores within stores many times in the recent past. What began as department stores having McDonald’s tucked in the corner of their entrance has now stretched out to...

Retailers and in-store WiFi

Retailers and in-store WiFi

Nowadays, people generally expect to be able to connect to the Web no matter where they go. Whether it’s through the use of a WiFi hotspot or with satellite services like 4G, people in...

In-store tracking should require opt-in, says U.S. Senator

In-store tracking should require opt-in, says U.S. Senator

Retail businesses all over the world use various strategies to perform “in-store tracking”, a practice that helps retail professionals gain insight into customer habits, interests, selling points, and so on. There’s no denying that...

Kid’s clothing business runs primarily through social media

Kid’s clothing business runs primarily through social media

The development of the Internet and its evolution over the past 20 years has definitely changed the world of business. Retailers are now looking to web stores, online advertisements, and a number of other...

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