• Retailers Want Your Business: 5 Great Opportunities For Shoppers In 2018

    January 22nd, 2018

    The past year presented great challenges for much of the retail sector, and only those brands with a passion to accommodate consumer and economic whims proved their resilience. The result for shoppers will be several great opportunities in the year ahead. Here are the top five.

  • Sales, Shmales; Return Policies Could Define This Holiday Season

    December 12th, 2017

    More shoppers, especially online shoppers, are passing up brands that do not offer easy return policies, but many retailers have yet to transform the experience into a critical factor of sales. From Wal-Mart’s return app to “return bars,” here are some examples that may change retail.

  • People Both Want And Don’t Want To Shop On Thanksgiving: How Retail Can Manage The Split

    November 21st, 2017

    Many shoppers say they prefer retailers to remain closed on Thanksgiving, yet several major chains will be open this year. Does customer loyalty factor into the retail decision? A look into shopper behavior reveals the thoughts behind their choices.

  • Is The Mall Lost On The Supermarket? 5 Facts Say No

    November 13th, 2017

    More supermarkets are moving into shopping malls and stocking fresh foods where the cosmetics and casual wear used to be. While some experts argue strip centers make more sense, there are several unmistakable opportunities for mall-destined grocery retailers. Here are five, plus one caution.

  • Size Matters: 3 Things Luxury Retail Can Learn From Kmart

    October 6th, 2017

    Kmart has extended the sizes of all its apparel lines to satisfy the unmet needs of plus-size women. This commitment not only responds to a real demand among shoppers; it taps into a $20 billion market many higher-priced chains are missing.