May 28, 2015

Ulta Beauty enjoyed double-digit gains in same-store sales during the first quarter, marking the retailer’s best comparable sales growth since 2011, according to CEO Mary Dillon.

May 19, 2015

Consumers who access social media during the shopping process are four times more likely to spend more, a recent Deloitte Digital study found. 

May 18, 2015

According to a recent shopper survey, the hands-on shopping experience available through brick-and-mortar retailers is more desirable to shoppers. 

May 4, 2015

Indyme launches vibration-activated shrink detector. 

April 29, 2015

Self-service kiosks got a nod from the Millennial generation, as a new survey released by location-based mobile platform Retale showed that 20% of Millennial shoppers don’t like interacting with cashiers at checkout.

April 24, 2015

Meijer has partnered with Scotts-MiracleGro to create an unprecedented lawn and garden section in its stores, just in time for the spring gardening season. 

April 22, 2015

Today, convenience isn’t just about having a smaller box to shop in, or an easily navigated merchandising scheme where consumers can quickly identify what they’re looking for, grab it and go. Today, convenience is about clicks — as in: What are the fewest clicks to the buying decision? And how can the retailer best facilitate a shopping experience in their stores on the shopper’s smartphone?

April 22, 2015

There’s only one thing that can be better than a strategically placed shelf talker, and that’s a literal talking shelf. That’s exactly what Shelfbucks, a leading iBeacon promotion platform for retail stores, and Menasha Packaging are bringing to brand manufacturers with a smart display platform — a shelf talker that interacts and engages a consumer through her smartphone.

April 21, 2015

A majority of consumers are spending savings from lower fuel prices to buy groceries. According to the new “Why? Behind the Buy” report from Acosta Sales & Marketing, 72% of shoppers ages 18 to 34 years will spend fuel savings on groceries.

 

April 2, 2015

Cub Foods to provide custom-designed shopping carts for people with disabilities in all 76 stores in Minnesota. 

April 2, 2015

Meijer plans to reposition its drive-thru pharmacy to the front of the store in four Dayton, Ohio remodels. 

March 30, 2015

Mobile traffic during the 2014 holiday season peaked on Thanksgiving (50% of online traffic) and hit a low point on Cyber Monday (30% of online traffic).

March 26, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar will operate as a value chain/retail pharmacy hybrid, COO Mike Bloom told investors Thursday. 

March 25, 2015

Retailers are failing to meet shopper expectations when it comes to providing a comparable experience across in-store, online and mobile channels.

March 25, 2015

Weis Markets on Tuesdaty made in-store pick-up available at its 26th location. 

March 13, 2015

Ulta Beauty wrapped up 2014 with "an excellent fourth quarter," which marked the company's first billion dollar sales quarter.

March 11, 2015

A new PLMA study on shopper loyalty among consumers ages 25 years to 45 years dispels many long-held assumptions.

March 9, 2015

A recently released Accenture survey examines customer expectations around a personalized shopping experience with retailers, including social channels, and explores the issue of digital trust.

March 2, 2015

Meijer sells five gas stations and convenience stores for an undisclosed amount.

February 12, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is now testing the sale of fresh foods, according to published reports.

 

February 11, 2015

Walmart Canada announced plans to expand its footprint with 29 supercenter projects for the company’s fiscal year.

 

February 9, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores still serve as the primary shopping destination even in this age of omnichannel retailing, according to PwC's latest annual consumer survey — Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption.

February 5, 2015

Shelf talkers, power wings, corrugated cardboard displays — these have all been used to great success in promoting sales at the shelf or in the aisle. But as more and more consumers walk those aisles with a smartphone or tablet in hand, or shop the store from the convenience of their desktop, digital collaboration between retailer and supplier may represent an extremely lucrative method to sway that in-store purchase on top of traditional POP.

February 5, 2015

Menasha Packaging has teamed up with Shelfbucks, an in-store beacon promotion and Smart Display platform, to transform how retailers and consumer packaged goods companies engage with customers via a beacon-based platform that brings the power of the Internet to shelves and displays.