Retail Stores

Private-Label Products Are Driving Loyalty for Sam's Club
September 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm

When customers can only get their favorite products exclusively at your stores, it drives brand loyalty. Chandra Holt, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Sam’s Club and SamsClub.com, discussed this and more in a session at Groceryshop on Monday. Holt was interviewed by Krystina Gustafson, vice president of content for Groceryshop. Before Holt…

Why Successful Retailers Create Community Spaces for Customers
September 13, 2019 at 11:31 am

It began with “groceraunts,” but it has extended throughout the retail industry. The concept of community spaces within retail stores has been used to drive more foot traffic and offer a more complete customer experience. Whether it's a café, wine bar, bistro, or even just a sitting area with free Wi-Fi, community spaces have been…

GameStop Will Close Up to 200 Stores by End-of-Year
September 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm

GameStop is planning to close between 180 and 200 underperforming stores by the end of its fiscal year, according to CNBC. The video game retailer made the announcement earlier this week after it posted disappointing fiscal second quarter earnings. “Optimizing our store base for an increasingly digital world is essential for the future and increasing the…

Fred's Files for Bankruptcy Protection, to Close All of its Stores
September 10, 2019 at 9:17 am

Discount retailer Fred’s announced Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing all of its stores. The company said liquidation sales at retail locations will be completed over the next 60 days. The bankruptcy is a sign that cost-cutting measures such as the shuttering of hundreds of unprofitable stores and inventory clearance sales couldn't save the retailer.…

Why Retailers Still Need to Focus on Improving the In-Store Experience
September 9, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Consumers have high expectations. They expect a personalized, enjoyable shopping experience across all channels at all times. This has put a lot of pressure on retailers. Even though e-commerce continues to flex its muscles, a recent study showed that 97 percent of consumers still find a need to visit stores. But have retailers over-rotated to…

3 Tools Retailers Need to Create Customer-Centric Stores
September 6, 2019 at 9:54 am

Experiential retail has taken the industry by storm as one of the best ways to generate more foot traffic. Retailers can cash in on this trend by designating in-space for their customers to relax, unwind, and enjoy a quick bite or beverage. These customer-centric spaces focus on meeting more of the wants and needs of…

Walmart Moves Further Into Healthcare Market With New Clinic
August 30, 2019 at 10:45 am

Walmart is moving further into the primary care and mental health market, according to CNBC. The world's largest retailer is opening a new clinic in Dallas, Georgia called Walmart Health. The company has launched a website for the new clinic, Walmarthealth.com, where patients can make appointments for immunizations, optometry and more. Walmart is testing the…

What You Need to Know About Consumer Shopping Habits
August 30, 2019 at 9:37 am

As Lightspeed's vice president of marketing, I’m always on the hunt for ways to empower retailers with insights that help them adapt in an industry that’s constantly changing. It’s our mission to remove any barriers they face along the way. In my conversations with retailers, the same questions come up time and time again: things…

Target to Add 25 Disney Shops Inside its Stores
August 26, 2019 at 10:54 am

Target announced yesterday that it’s opening dozens of permanent Disney stores within its own stores over the next year, as it invests in more unique ways to drive foot traffic. On Oct. 4, 25 Disney stores will open at certain Target stores across the country, in cities including Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago. Forty additional Disney locations are…

How Retailers Can Prepare Their Stores for Back-to-School Success
August 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Kristina Stidham and Ashley Chiaradio discuss the back-to-school shopping season, including a few tips for retailers from an article recently published in Total Retail Report, titled “Back-to-School a Big Opportunity for Retailers to Impress,” written by Keith Jelinek and Rick Maicki of the Berkeley Research Group.…