Retail Stores

Walking in Retail Wonderland
November 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Brick-and-mortar stores are on the nice list this year by gifting their customers with a truly remarkable experience: a holiday-inspired experiential in-store environment. Physical retailers need to stand out to attract shoppers during the busy rush of the holiday season. According to eMarketer Retail, 2018 holiday e-commerce sales will expand at a rate of 15.3…

5 Priorities Driving the Renaissance of the Store in 2019
November 7, 2018 at 10:14 am

The store is more relevant than ever as customers now use it as an extension of the digital journey. To accommodate, retailers are required to not only implement increasingly sophisticated digital solutions in their stores, but in many cases redesign all or part of their brick-and-mortar presence to enable these new digital capabilities. With a strong economy and, for most retailers, a realization that they must reassess their strategy, 2019 will be a healthy year for in-store investments.

Lowe's to Close 51 Stores in US, Canada
November 6, 2018 at 9:26 am

Lowe's announced yesterday that it will be closing 20 stores across the country as well as an additional 31 stores in Canada. The home improvement retailer, based in Mooresville, N.C., said the “wind-down” of certain underperforming store locations was part of its ongoing strategic reassessment. Lowe’s said most of the impacted stores were located within 10 miles…

Brick-and-Mortar 2.0: E-Commerce Disruptors Redefine Role of Stores
November 6, 2018 at 8:27 am

I recently attended a retail conference in New York City with a speaker list packed with executives from well-known, online D-to-C (direct-to-consumer) companies. These are the “disruptors” shaking up their industries, many building vertically integrated brands that avoid unnecessary markups and give consumers a new way to buy products that would have traditionally had a…

Target Introduces Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shoppers
November 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Target shoppers will be able to avoid long checkout lines this holiday season thanks to a new mobile checkout service. The retailer's store associates will be equipped with mobile devices that can complete shoppers’ checkout processes from anywhere in its stores. The new service, which Target is calling "Skip-the-Line," was launched this week at all company…

Holiday Shopping Insights 2018: How Brick-and-Mortar Can Turn the Tables on Amazon
October 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Euclid’s report outlines consumers’ shopping behavior and preferences around the 2018 holiday shopping season. Top retailers across the country have already indicated plans to close on Thanksgiving this year. Yet the Euclid survey found that Thanksgiving (30 percent), Black Friday (28 percent) and the day after Christmas (28 percent) are likely to be the busiest days for all respondents shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.

Moody's Turns Positive on U.S. Retail Industry
October 25, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Moody’s Investor Services said Thursday that its outlook for the U.S. retail industry has turned positive for the first time since July 2015, with the strong economy giving 2018 a boost and acceleration expected in 2019. In the report, U.S. Retail: Going positive as investments start bearing fruit and economy boosts growth, Moody’s said retailers…

Amazement: Brick-and-Mortar Retail’s Biggest Threat
October 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm

It seems that there are only two types of retailers today: those facing deep existential challenges and Amazon.com. This competitive landscape has caused many brick-and-mortar retailers to lose sight of the customer experience. A new horrible term called “Amazonization” (yes, it really has got two "z's" in it) has recently emerged. Aside from the ghastly…

Announcing Total Retail’s 8th Annual Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers List
October 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Total Retail is excited to present its eighth annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing publicly traded retailers. This year’s list, as in years past, is based on companies’ year-over-year net sales growth, comparing the 2017 fiscal year to the 2016 fiscal year. For the first time in the eight years that Total Retail has complied…

Total Retail's Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers
October 22, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Brick-and-mortar stores are on the nice list this year by gifting their customers with a truly remarkable experience: a holiday-inspired experiential in-store environment. Physical retailers need to stand out to attract shoppers during the busy rush of the holiday season. According to eMarketer Retail, 2018 holiday e-commerce sales will expand at a rate of 15.3 […]