This Holiday Season, Doing More is More
December 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm

As the pandemic wages on, people are shopping online more than ever. And with the holidays upon us, brands are preparing for the wave of e-commerce-driven shoppers. In fact, 56 percent of people haven't visited a brick-and-mortar store since the start of the pandemic. However, that doesn't mean that shoppers have stopped spending. A recent…

On-Demand Production Process Helps Ministry of Supply Produce, Donate Face Masks
April 29, 2020 at 7:37 pm

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Gihan Amarasiriwardena, co-founder and president of Ministry of Supply, a Boston-based performance business wear fashion brand. Amarasiriwardena discusses why he and his business partners founded the brand, how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Ministry of Supply, and how the company began producing face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) during…

Amazon to Mail Holiday Toy Catalog for First Time
November 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm is dropping its first-ever printed holiday toy catalog to millions of customers starting this month, according to a report on CNBC. The catalog features 70 pages of cozily-clad kids surrounded by toys such as action figures, board games and Barbies, as well as high-end items such as Bose audio gear and PlayStations. The book…

Crate and Barrel is Driving Engagement With Interactive Product Imagery
November 2, 2018 at 1:59 pm

In this special episode of Total Retail Talks, recorded at the recent Total Retail Tech conference, Brian Schultz, senior director, e-commerce and digital product management for Crate and Barrel, gives a presentation on how the furniture and home decor retailer is using computer-generated imagery (CGI) on its website and in marketing materials to cut costs and…

Digital Printing Offers Personalization, Increased ROI for Retailers
October 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

New research conducted by NAPCO Research and commissioned by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) evaluates the value and transformational influence of digital printing (i.e., inkjet and toner-based electrophotography) for retailers, including the ways they’re using digital printing, challenges faced in adoption, future interest, and level of understanding of programs. The research shows that retailers are…

Seasonal Offers Are the Ideal Time to Test New Tactics
December 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

’Tis the season of limited-time offers. As holiday shopping escalates, it's hard to escape all of the limited-time offers (LTOs), which fill our inboxes, mobile apps and brick-and-mortar retail spaces. Consumer product groups have long used LTOs as a way to introduce new consumers to their products and bump sales at key times in the…

Personalization Made Easy
August 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm

The term “fast fashion” didn’t always have the best connotations. In fact, says Sharon Donovich, product marketing manager for Kornit Digital, it was akin to a dirty word in certain circles. “Fast fashion is all about a highly profitable business model that was based on replicating catwalk trends and high-fashion designs, and mass-producing them at […]

Fighting for Catalogers’ Futures
October 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm

It can be easy for a catalog, or really any type of retail CEO, to overlook things. After all, especially with a catalog operation, there are so many factors that go into running a profitable business, right? Unless you’re a small mom-and-pop shop, wherein you personally oversee everything from soup to nuts, if you can…