Category Archives: Global Retailing

Read about how domestic and foreign retailers are performing around the world.

Top Authentic Brands — Credibility Pays

Why do most people trust those whom they know and .org Web sites? And distrust mass media and .com Web sites? In a word: credibility (authenticity). People’s trust is hard to earn and to retain. Thus, today’s post highlights top … Continue reading

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Segmenting Holiday Shopper Behavior

Although many people now begin their holiday shopping early, others do not. Segmenting holiday shopper behavior is important for retail success during the holiday season. According to Dani Cushion,  Chief Marketing Officer of Cardlytics, there are four holiday consumer shopping segments: … Continue reading

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Holiday Season 2017 Shopping Tips

Every year, we offer a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid overspending their budgets. Below are our holiday season 2017 shopping tips  in the form of an infographic. As we have noted befores, the holiday season starts earlier each … Continue reading

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Singles’ Day Rules!!

Singles’ Day rules!! In 2017, it will set new records.  This annual event, from China’s Alibaba, falls on November 11 each year (11.11). Singles’ Day 2017 will set new records. If you live in the U.S. (and many other places), … Continue reading

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Ikea: Calling Pet Lovers

Many people like cute and humorous ads. Now Ikea is taking its furniture advertising to a higher level of cuteness. The new campaign deals with Ikea pet furniture. Yes pet furniture.   Ikea Pet Furniture. Yes Pet Furniture. As Ikea notes … Continue reading

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How to Be Safe Online

As we know, hacking and identity theft make us more vulnerable than ever  when we shop with a credit or debit card — whether in a store, over the phone, or online. So, we need to do all we can … Continue reading

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