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  • Best Buy Is Flexing Its Merchandising Muscle With Fitness Equipment; How Far Can It Run?

    June 27th, 2019

    Electronics chain Best Buy is adding fitness showrooms to more than 100 stores, jumping on a treadmill of growth fueled by tech-enabled workout equipment. It’s not the brand’s first big wellness endeavor, however. How Best Buy’s showroom training could cross into other services, with one risk.

  • Cash, Interrupted: What Shoppers Can Expect From Retail-Hungry ATMs

    December 12th, 2018

    The number of cash-dispensing ATMs is nearing saturation in the U.S., at 500,000, while consumers are relying less on cash. So ATM makers are finding new uses for their technologies, and it’s increasingly in the store aisle. Here’s what shoppers can expect.

  • Your Next Best Job Opportunity Is In Technology — Retail Technology

    February 20th, 2018

    Retailers are predicted to close thousands of stores in 2018, eliminating potentially hundreds of thousands of jobs. But in the back end of retail, and in the aisles, an army of jobs is being created that require highly skilled individuals. Here are the three areas to find retail tech jobs.

  • Whatever Happened To Showrooming? How Big Retail Is Taking Back The Shopping Trip

    August 23rd, 2017

    A few years ago, retail experts worried that showrooming would shut down the physical store. Instead, the practice of researching products in-store and then buying online may be making brick-and-mortar retail stronger — for five distinct reasons. Here, we learn from Walmart, Best Buy and Lowe’s.

  • How Retailers Can Maximize The Power of Coupons

    March 20th, 2017

    New research shows coupons still influence consumer purchase decisions, raising questions about the psychology of discounts and what triggers the “buy” impulse. What traditional retailers, everyday-low-price merchants and manufacturers can learn from the findings.