August 5, 2015

Target has become one of the largest retailers to enhance the in-store shopping experience while simultaneously bridging its physical and online experiences with new technology. 

July 27, 2015

With last year's leftover school supplies stored in the closet and other supplies readily obtainable all year long, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping carts by August.

July 24, 2015

The pervasiveness of smartphones is making this back-to-school season the most technology-influenced ever, and a new study from Synchrony Financial provides fresh insight on the impact digital tools are having.

July 15, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

July 15, 2015

After spending more on school supplies and electronics in 2014, parents this year will head into the back-to-school season evaluating what their children really need before spending on new items. 

July 14, 2015

The latest back-to-school promotion from Staples includes deeper discounts, a free trip to California for 50 students, and a new TV advertising campaign.

July 7, 2015

Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.

July 7, 2015

If ever a retailer’s product assortment cried out for an omnichannel approach it would be the fast-growing Batteries Plus Bulbs chain where customers are drawn by an offering of 50,000 unique items. 

July 6, 2015

New research from global marketer Epsilon sheds fresh insight on how to influence shoppers on an increasingly convoluted path to purchase. 

July 4, 2015

U.S. grocery shopping habits appear to be changing as consumers increasingly seek out the convenience of online ordering when it comes to food, according to a new study.

June 26, 2015

NCR’s legacy as a cash register company is long gone following the recent launch of a major retail initiative with top technology partners that positions the company as an enabler of omnichannel execution.

June 11, 2015

E-commerce traffic increased 18% in the first quarter, according to the latest Shopping Index from Demandware.

June 8, 2015

American Signature is expanding an in-store tablet technology initiate running on the CloudTags platform after a pilot program yielded impressive results. 

June 8, 2015

A new NRF survey reports that Father's Day spending this year is expected to reach $12.7 billion.

June 8, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores are still relevant, with 87% of consumers planning to shop physical retail at least as often as they did in 2014, according to a study by TimeTrade Systems.

May 26, 2015

Reports of the death of brick-and-mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated. How else to explain the throngs of shoppers still crowding physical stores in the major shopping districts of the U.S.?

May 13, 2015

Digital interactions are expected to influence 64 cents of every dollar spent in retail stores by the end of 2015, or $2.2 trillion, according to Deloitte.

May 13, 2015

The brick-and-mortar shopping experience is getting a social makeover at Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. 

May 7, 2015

Kohl's shoppers have responded so well to store pickup for online orders that the retailer is rolling out the service to all 1,164 of its stores in the United States.

April 27, 2015

Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch and apparel for mom.

April 17, 2015

Merchandising and marketing concepts such as shoppable videos, digitized stores and social campaigns on Instagram and Twitter were alien ideas to retailers just a few years ago. Not anymore, according to Tom Ebling, CEO of cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider Demandware, who has a unique perspective on what it means to be a “connected brand.”

 

April 8, 2015

ShopperTrak is teaming up with a shopping app called Shopkick to enhance the value proposition retailers offer to their customers in-store. 

April 7, 2015

Specialty retailer Cost Plus World Market and digital retailer Shutterfly are teaming up for an omnichannel Mother’s Day promotion any mom would love.

March 25, 2015

Yet another study has documented retailers’ inability to keep pace with shoppers’ heightened expectations for a seamless experience driven by all manner of technological advancements.