Category Archives: Part 1: Overview/Planning

This sub-category encompasses an introduction to retailing, building and sustaining relationships in retailing, and strategic planning in retailing.

A Retail Checklist from Applause°

Applause° offers “a worldwide community of digital experience experts to help you improve every phase of software development.” It “connects your apps, Web sites, IoT products, and in-store experiences to uTest, the world’s largest community of digital experience quality experts.” Recently, … Continue reading

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How Shoppers Use the Return Option for Online Purchases

Navar recently surveyed almost 700 U.S. consumers who returned at least one online purchase over the preceding 12 months to better understand people’s reasoning with regard to returns when shopping online. Here are some of the key findings: “The Bedroom is … Continue reading

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Here Are Reasons Why Good Stores Succeed

Since retail stores still represent about 90% of U.S. retail shopping, they are not facing imminent death (as some have predicted). Here are two charts from eMarketer that summarize why and how physical stores retain a lot of popularity, despite … Continue reading

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Top Luxury Retailers in the United States

What are the largest luxury retailers in the United States (by annual revenue)? The following chart from eMarketer gives us the answer.  (NOTE: Click on the preceding link to all the firms in alphabetical form; and click on the retailer’s … Continue reading

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How Over-Saturated with Retail Space Is the U.S.?

As we have noted before, it has been a tough several years for physical U.S. stores as more shoppers head online. Thus,  this is a good first question: How over-saturated with retail stores is the United States? And the follow-up … Continue reading

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Financial Data for the Leading U.S. Restaurants

In the chart below from eMarketer, financial data from the most recent fiscal year are shown for the top-twelve PUBLIC restaurant revenue leaders: total revenue, total revenue growth, number of restaurants, average revenue per restaurant, and average revenue per square foot. [Some … Continue reading

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Welcome World Visitors!

We are honored that this blog has received visitors from about 165 countries around the world. (As of today, we have made more than 1,625 posts in the categories shown on the right side of this screen). Thank you!!!! 🙂 … Continue reading

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