Retail Stores

Forever 21 Moves in With Sears
October 18, 2010

Popular retailer Forever 21 is doing something else no other chain of its type has done: It’s taking a big chunk of space in an existing Sears store.

Ikea: Self-Assembled Success
October 13, 2010

Ikea has conquered the world with its stylish flatpack furniture, cunning store layouts - and the promise of meatballs for the weary shopper.

Study Shows Online Users Are Underexposed to Retail Campaigns
October 6, 2010

MediaMind Technologies Inc., the leading independent provider of integrated digital advertising solutions, today released new research on retail titled, “’Tis the Season for Retail: Using Online Display to Boost Store Traffic.” The study reveals that although online retailers double the monthly average on holiday advertising, users are underexposed to retail campaigns.

Treat More Than Trick: Halloween Spending Expected to Rise
September 23, 2010

There will be no shortage of ghosts or goblins this Halloween as 148 million Americans partake in some sort of holiday celebration, spending considerably more than they did last year. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend $66.28 on costumes, candy and decorations, up from last year’s $56.31 and comparable to the $66.54 average spend in 2008. Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $5.8 billion.

Goodwill's Retail Stores Flourishing in Down Economy
September 1, 2010

In an economy in which very little is thriving, Goodwill stores are flourishing. In the neatly organized, brightly painted stores, it’s easy to see the appeal: Goodwill has gone retail.

How to Grow Your Retail Business With Multichannel Marketing: A 7-Step Plan
August 10, 2010

Are you looking for ways to optimize your retail company's existing growth and profitability strategies? Well, you've come to the right place.
 You'll find in this free report from Retail Online Integration an actionable 7-step plan that will help you 1)  integrate your direct-to-consumer and e-commerce marketing strategies, 2) Meet consumers needs, 3) Plan merchandise mixes, 4) Drive store traffic, 5) Acquire customers, 6) Increase sales, and more!

July Retail Sales Prove Not as Hot as the Weather
August 6, 2010

The second half of the year is off to a slow start for retailers, who reported Thursday that sales at stores open at least a year were weaker than expected in July, increasing 2.9 percent from July of last year, according to a tally by Thomson Reuters.

Despite Sliding Consumer Confidence, Americans Still Spending
July 30, 2010

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that consumer confidence declined in July for the second straight month. And yet there are signs that back-to-school shopping isn't going to be a disaster. In the most recent week, sales rose 0.6 percent from the week before and were up 3.8 percent from the year before. Sales have risen from the week before in six of the last nine weeks; and over the past two months, weekly sales have been up between 2.5 percent and 4.2 percent from the year before.