October 13, 2014

Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point study found that while Dollar General is maintaining its overall opening price point leadership position, its lead is by no means commanding.

 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 9, 2014

United Parcel Service said it will expand UPS My Choice and the UPS Access Point network, two of the company’s services that work together to provide online shoppers and global retailers with new personalized solutions to manage residential package deliveries.

October 7, 2014

Now in over 100,000 retail locations nationwide, blu eCigs has innovated the electronic cigarette industry in the United States. As an alternative to traditional cigarettes, blu e-cigarettes have no tobacco smoke, smell, or ash. The best-selling e-cigarette brand in the country, blu has distinguished itself by becoming THE standard by which both consumers and retailers measure product quality, innovation, and value.

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

September 29, 2014

"Successful retailers are credited with being innovative. And I think innovation means stretching beyond traditional boundaries," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

September 29, 2014

Only 9% of retailers are leveraging customer data in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 24, 2014

As the nation continues to move slowly toward economic improvement, stores and online retail outlets should expect to see an uptick in holiday sales this year, according to Deloitte's annual retail holiday sales forecast. 

September 23, 2014

The retail industry is expected to benefit from mobile commerce, free shipping offers, in-store pickup promotions and e-commerce videos during the 2014 holiday season. 

September 22, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households plan to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

September 22, 2014

Online retailers are prioritizing immediate investments in customer-facing tactics such as price, marketing and customer service over strategic infrastructure for the 2014 holiday season. 

September 15, 2014

Manufacturers of As Seen on TV merchandise are reshaping the category by focusing on extending the lives of their products and investing in long-term brand building.

September 3, 2014

Many retail executives said their organizations have adopted an omnichannel strategy to link the consumers' in-store experience with the company's website, mobile device application and social media platforms in an effort to better respond to an increasingly online and mobile customer, according to KMPG’s 2014 Retail Outlook Survey.

August 28, 2014

Consumer packaged goods companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s current 1% penetration will likely expand to 5% and could accelerate to as much as 10% in short order, according to a new report, "The Digital Future: A Game Plan for Consumer Packaged Goods," prepared for the Grocery Manufacturers Association by The Boston Consulting Group, Google and IRI. 

August 27, 2014

A Nielsen study released Wednesday found that Americans are lagging behind their Asian and European counterparts when it comes to online shopping. 

August 22, 2014

In the age of omnichannel retail, brick-and-mortar stores, more than any other channel, are still the most important part of a successful omnichannel approach to retail, according to a recent report by consulting group A.T. Kearney.

August 22, 2014

What if you could replicate the physical in-store experience on the Web? The concept sounds incredibly powerful.

August 20, 2014

iBeacon technology, the Apple iOS 7 feature that helps mobile devices track their position relative to stationary beacons by using low-frequency Bluetooth transmissions, is getting quite a bit of attention from retailers.

August 19, 2014

A coalition of retail groups on Monday filed a joint-merchant petition with the Supreme Court seeking its review of the March 2014 swipe fee decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

August 13, 2014

Nine-in-10 retailers report selling on online marketplaces, and 64% use digital marketing.

July 31, 2014

Dollar General, in partnership with Coupons.com, on Thursday completed the successful rollout of its new DG Digital Coupons program to its more than 11,300 stores across the 40 states the retailer serves.

July 29, 2014

Amazon on Monday announced the launch of the 3D Printed Products store.