August 21, 2015

A new survey found that the in-store experience matters more than ever, with 73% conducting research during their visit and 87% of respondents purchasing in person.

August 17, 2015

Holiday shopping often starts earlier than commonly thought and also frequently being online.

August 14, 2015

Retailers still have time to capitalize on what is turning out to be a late back-to-school shopping, according to a just-released study.

August 13, 2015

The NPD Group recently partnered with Univision Communications on a report titled The Hispanic Shopping Activity Service, which offers insight the behavior of Hispanic shoppers.

August 5, 2015

Target has made its first major foray into beacon technology as the retailer continues to look for ways to enhance the in-store shopping experience with digital tools.

August 4, 2015

An ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research shows that retailers will continue to see the number of back-to-school shoppers in their stores drop.

July 28, 2015

According to a study, 30% of online shoppers will start buying back-to-school items at least two months before school starts, compared to 22% of overall shoppers.

July 27, 2015

With plenty of last year's supplies stowed in the closet and the option to restock at-will, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping baskets by August, according to a Deloitte survey.

July 15, 2015

According to NRF’s Back-to-School Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend $630.36 on school needs.

July 7, 2015
Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.
 
July 6, 2015
A retailer’s social media activity has a greater impact on shoppers than the company’s website, according to the Digital Shopping Tool Impact Study 2015 from marketing technology provider Epsilon.
June 29, 2015

A survey of 1,100 U.S. online grocery shoppers shows that more than half have increased the amount of grocery shopping they do online by an average of 29%.

June 12, 2015

Shoppers love their mobile phones as the devices are driving more orders — up 59% in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Demandware Shopping Index.

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. 

April 27, 2015

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

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 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.

 

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 11, 2015

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

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

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.

February 5, 2015

Today’s retailers are increasingly going high tech, embracing the latest technologies to further elevate the in-store shopping experience. This trend is especially evident in the beauty and fashion space — and for good reason. Such technologies enable shoppers to easily “try before they buy” and quickly access product information.