Retail Stores

The Benefits of Retail Digital Signage
October 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

Eight out of 10 consumers have entered a store because of a digital sign catching their eye. With impressive engagement statistics like this, there's no denying that digital signage is the future of retail marketing. Yet, most retailers don’t know exactly how digital signage can benefit their store locations. To begin, retailers should consider the…

How Kate Spade Uses Content to Clearly Communicate its Brand Message
October 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

When it comes to communicating Kate Spade's brand's voice, content is king. This was a key takeaway during a presentation by Mary Renner Beech, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kate Spade & Company, at Luxury Interactive in New York City yesterday. "Clarity of brand voice still wins; we believe this very strongly at…

Retail Sales in September Increase Most in 2-Plus Years
October 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in two-and-a-half years in September likely as reconstruction and clean-up efforts in areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma boosted demand for building materials and motor vehicles. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales jumped 1.6 percent last month, also buoyed by a surge in receipts at services…

2017 In-Store Holiday Shopping Report
October 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Eight out of 10 consumers have entered a store because of a digital sign catching their eye. With impressive engagement statistics like this, there’s no denying that digital signage is the future of retail marketing. Yet, most retailers don’t know exactly how digital signage can benefit their store locations. To begin, retailers should consider the […]

Sephora Names Mary Beth Laughton EVP, US Omni Retail
October 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Beauty retailer Sephora has promoted Mary Beth Laughton to executive vice president of U.S. omni retail. Previously, Laughton was senior vice president of digital. “Mary Beth is a visionary and strategist with a deep understanding of how customers are evolving,” said Calvin McDonald, chief executive officer and president of Sephora Americas. “During her time at…

Forever 21 Launches Beauty Store Targeting Millennials
October 10, 2017 at 10:37 am

Forever 21 has opened Riley Rose, a beauty boutique that's being rolled out at 13 of General Growth Properties' shopping centers across the U.S. The first Riley Rose store opened in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Riley Rose moniker was coined by Linda and Esther Chang, the daughters of Forever 21's founders. While the two have…

How Wholesalers Can Save Brick-and-Mortar
October 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Despite the pervasiveness of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores still hold a significant portion of the retail dollar. During the first quarter of 2017, online sales accounted for just 8.5 percent of sales out of the $22 trillion global retail market. Yet, the percentage of online sales is growing, as online sales were 5.1 percent five years…

Costco Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery
October 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

Costco announced last week that it's offering customers same-day grocery delivery. On Thursday, the company announced two new delivery options: two-day delivery for dry goods, and same-day delivery for orders that include fresh foods. The same-day service will be powered by grocery delivery company Instacart. The same-day delivery option, available in “most metropolitan areas,” lets…

Wal-Mart Aims to Handle Online Returns in 35 Seconds or Less
October 9, 2017 at 11:32 am

In its ongoing effort to compete with Amazon.com, Wal-Mart announced a new way of handling in-store returns of online purchases that it claims could shrink the processing time to 35 seconds. Starting next month, Mobile Express Returns will enable consumers to begin a return process on Wal-Mart’s app before bringing the item in question to any…

Sears Gets $100M Loan From CEO Eddie Lampert
October 6, 2017 at 11:40 am

Sears Holdings Corp. is getting another cash infusion from CEO Edward Lampert, just in time for the key holiday season. Lampert has agreed to loan Sears $100 million through his ESL Investments fund — if the retailer agrees to pledge more stores or other assets as collateral. The agreement, disclosed in a recent filing with…