2020 year in review - 7 essential lessons and expert advice to help retailers prepare and improve their business for 2021.
We caught up with a few experts to bring you some insights and tips on how to prep for holidays 2020 and boost your bottom line.
Retail returns aren’t just an eCommerce problem; all retailers should be thinking about ways to reduce returns. Here are 3 ways to reduce in-store returns.
What's on the consumer's mind? We have identified 4 consumer behavior trends for Summer 2020 affecting consumer spending and priorities.
COVID-19 will undoubtedly change the retail landscape forever. But, the transformations brought about have been building for years (they are just accelerating). Here are 5 key ways COVID-9 will impact retail.
So what shapes customer buying decisions? And more importantly, how can merchants better understand a customer's path to purchase so they can boost store sales?
New and established retailers alike stand to gain significant business by successfully showcasing themselves as "green" brands that can be trusted to conduct responsible and sustainable practices. With that in mind, below are three marketing tips that can help brands highlight their sustainability efforts to attract environmentally conscious customers and boost sales.
87% of Americans state they would purchase products from businesses that advocate for sustainability. Here's how to implement sustainability in store.
Q4 is the busiest selling season for retailers. This means more consumers in your stores and restaurants. This is an opportunity to sell and create brand awareness among consumer groups you may not normally interact with at other times of the year. Take advantage of this chance to boost your bottom line. We have 5 … Continue reading 5 Not-to-be-Ignored Shopper Demographics for Q4
5 tips highlighting how merchants can capture more customer attention through strategic, engaging ways that help increase foot traffic to their stores.
“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That quote which was said to be from Mark Twain, could also apply to the current state of retail. From headlines the past couple of years you might assume that sales in brick-and-mortar stores are in negative territory and on the brink of extinction (a full retail … Continue reading The Retail Apocalypse that Wasn’t: Brick-and-Mortar is Thriving
There are a lot of trends when it comes to retail. A few years ago the word “sustainability” was probably considered to be a passing phase. But that’s no longer the case. Customers care about the impact that their purchases have on the planet. Retailers are finding out that sustainability isn’t a trend — it’s here … Continue reading How Retailers are Responding to Sustainability (With Examples to Inspire You)
Retail is abuzz with the momentum of companies jumping to create a niche for themselves in the emerging market of cannabis and retail.
5 Tips for marketing and customer retention plans that allows you to converting holiday shoppers to loyal customers after the gift-giving days are over.
Retail pharmacies are really two industries in one: retail and healthcare. Here are the major pharmacy trends affecting the industry.
Across suburbs and cities, pet ownership is on the rise. Experts estimate that upwards of 60%+ of US households have at least one pet. By 2020, the U.S. pet industry is expected to reach revenues of $96 billion. If you are wondering about the trends fueling the growth of revenues for all things related to … Continue reading 6 Trends Propelling the Pet Care Industry
Having the ability to connect with consumers across various channels (i.e. physical retail stores, ecommerce, mobile, and social media) isn’t just a “nice to have.” It’s an absolute must. Make no mistake: your customers are using several channels to research, browse, and buy. Brands that want to stay competitive need to engage consumers at multiple … Continue reading 4 Tips to Help CPGs Create Brilliant Multi-Channel Campaigns
“What does the future hold for CPGs?” It’s an interesting question, and one that’s not always easy to answer. Market and consumer trends can be unpredictable. And sometimes, the technologies you expect to hit it big fall flat (remember Google Glass?) while the real game changers come in when you aren’t looking. But as tricky … Continue reading Ready for the Future? 3 CPG Trends to Watch
Through our business and research, we have come across a number of high-level facts and statistics about the convenience (c-store) industry, its direction and emerging trends. We thought they would be of interest to our customers and readers. There are lots of convenience stores! Convenience stores continue to have steady growth as an industry, doubling … Continue reading Convenience Store Industry, Emerging Trends and Interesting Facts
The CPG landscape is more competitive than ever. The shopping habits of consumers have changed dramatically over the last few years, and brands who fail to keep up risk losing market share to more innovative and forward-thinking companies. Don’t let this happen to you. Ensure that your brand stays relevant by keeping an eye on … Continue reading 5 Consumer Trends for Brands (and How to Keep Up)