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2016 Holiday Shopping Tips for Smart Consumers

Every year, BE Retail offers a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid overspending their budgets. Since the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year, this post keeps getting moved up. In 2012, when the holiday … Continue reading

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Monitoring Retail Shopping: An Infographic

For a recent issue of its Retail Monitor newsletter, Great American Group developed an interesting infographic on the shifting patterns of shopping.    

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Uber Drop-Offs Right to the Store

There is now a new opportunity for Uber, the ride-sharing firm: Delivering customers right to the retail store. As reported by Lauren Johnson for Advertising Week: “The ride-hailing app is partnering with location-data company Yext to let retail brands create … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Retail Sales Numbers for 2016

For many retailers, back-to-school revenues represent a significant component of their annual revenues. In the United States alone, the National Federation estimates that total 2016 back-to-school revenues will exceed $27 billion. Take a look at this infographic from Statista to … Continue reading

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An Informative, Animated Way of Looking at the Impact of Retailing

Retailing has a complex infrastructure with millions of retailers and store locations, not to mention clicks-only and bricks-and-firms. So, how can we better understand it? Retale has devised an animated infographic that is easy to understand and analyze. Here are … Continue reading

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How Customers Feel About Waiting in Lines

We are an impatient society and expect that our time be respected. Thus, many shoppers get impatient if the lines in a retail store are too long. Sometimes, they even leave the store without buying. What should store-based retailers understand … Continue reading

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What Do U.S. Shoppers Spend in Real Time?

What do Americans eat, drink, buy, and spend by the second — in real time? Click the image to see an interactive infographic from Couponbox.com. The image below is static and shows only a small amount of the infographic.   … Continue reading

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