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A Fashion Retail Infographic

Fashion retailing is, obviously, a key component of the retailing industry. Yet, it certainly has its ups and downs. Recently, MarketForce Information did a study on fashion retailing: “We surveyed 5,722 U.S. consumers and asked them about their fashion shopping … Continue reading

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Do YOU Understand the “Me” Marketplace?

As we have noted several times before (for example, see 1, 2, 3, 4), greater personalization is essential in today’s highly competitive, multichannel retail marketplace. With this in mind, consider these observations from Visual.ly — and check out the infographic below: … Continue reading

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Innovation in Dining Out: Dinner Lab

The Dinner Lab has turned dining out into a very unique and fun occasion. It is “a place to discover what’s possible. Our nomadic dining experience invites members to try new recipes from rotating chefs and give feedback. The dinners … Continue reading

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How Consumers Shop in Different Parts of the Country

With the holiday shopping season getting underway, it is imperative that retailers — both chains and independents — know how shopping behavior differs throughout the United States. Here are some conclusions from Nielsen based on its research of “gift splurgers … Continue reading

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Better Understanding the Mind of the Multichannel Shopper

Each year, the number of consumers who shop at multiple formats — including both off-line and online — increases. To better understand these shoppers, MasterCard recently published: The Retail CMO’s Guide to the Omnishopper— “What transaction data and consumer insights … Continue reading

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Will Fast Fashion Work at JC Penney?

JC Penney has had mixed results over the last several years; and as a result, it has changed CEOs, strategies, and merchandise plans. Now, JC Penney is moving into the fast-fashion arena, which has been led by retailers such as … Continue reading

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Better Understanding Digital Shoppers

Although online shopping growth continues to far outstrip that for traditional physical stores, more analysis still needs to be done to better understand the digital shopper.  As McKinsey’s Gadi BenMark and Maher Masri write:  “Companies have more data at their fingertips … Continue reading

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