Tag Archives: RetailWire

Bricks-and-Clicks Retailers’ Hidden Weapon

As we have noted times before, bricks-and clicks retailers are not danger of disappearing.  Having difficulties in an increasingly online world? Yes. Having to make strategic changes to keep up? Yes. But disappearing? No! Here are a few past posts … Continue reading

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Discounting NOT Always Good for Department Stores

As we have noted before, department stores such as Macy’s regularly offer discounted prices on many items. This may draw some added traffic and revenues, but does this increase profitability and draw profitable customers — and really help the department … Continue reading

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Optimizing In-Store Traffic

Given the fast-changing nature of both bricks-and-clicks retailing and online retailing, store-based retailers really need to do everything they can to optimize their in-store traffic. Recently, HeadCount did a study on in-store traffic counts. This report is available [with a free … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Improving Its Working Environment

The often-criticized Wal-Mart is launching a number of initiatives to improve employee working conditions and morale — in addition to its recently announced wage increases for lower-paid workers. As Tom Ryan reports for RetailWire: “Beyond its widely covered wage increases, Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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Are Retail Pricing Strategies Out of Control?

Recently, we wrote about many restaurants making their menus too complicated, thus leading to significantly slower service and too many choices. Now, we have a related question: Do some retailers offer too many prices for their product assortment? In many … Continue reading

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Delivering on the Brand Promise: A Video Series

RetailWire has put together an excellent 7-part video series that is useful for any type of retailer, sponsored by Oracle Retail.   Part 1: The Big Data Deluge Part 2: Applying Cross-Channel Principles Part 3: Drivers of Great Cross-Channel Experiences Part … Continue reading

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