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Store-y telling: why stores are retailers’ biggest media assets

by Adam Loakim on 02-20-19

Online titan Amazon has rolled out many initiatives and services that are influencing how the retail world operates, but in winning the rights to broadcast live coverage of English Premier League football in 2018 it has highlighted its position as a media player too. Viewing oneself as a media company should be the new norm...

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Pushing the boundaries: What next for retail traffic analytics?

by Mark King on 02-20-19

“Omni-channel is the new norm for large and small retail players,” pronounced Doug Gurr, Amazon’s UK country manager. Delivering the British Retail Consortium’s Annual Lecture in 2018, Gurr was characteristically upbeat about what the future holds for retail. He urged the British retail sector to plan carefully for change, embracing the opportunities – and he...

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All day and all of the night: shopping malls’ new mantra

by Bill McCarthy on 02-20-19

The boundaries around retail and entertainment are merging, highlighted in particular by the changing look and feel of retail malls around the globe. Shopping malls are fast becoming experience centers – defined just as much by their dining facilities, cinemas, leisure activities and music venue capability, as they are by their traditional retail offering. For...

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This Christmas, give your store teams the gift of higher conversions

by ShopperTrak on 12-13-18

Across Europe Christmas gift-buying is gathering pace. British consumers spend the most per person on Christmas in Europe, according to Deloitte research, closely followed by the Spanish and Italians. All three nationalities spend well over the European average (€497) on gifts during the peak season, the statistics reveal. While the pressure is on for shoppers,...

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Store events: That’s Retailtainment!

by ShopperTrak on 11-21-18

Soaring temperatures across Europe this summer prompted some intriguing retail plays. K-Supermarket in Finland, for example, invited 100 customers to spend the night at its air-conditioned store in Helsinki to escape the heat. Consumers needing to cool down and get away from the muggy nights were invited to stay overnight at the store, and to...

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MAPIC 2018 explores ‘physical in the age of digital’

by ShopperTrak on 10-31-18

Each November the retail property industry gathers in Cannes for MAPIC, the leading international retail real estate event.  This year the giant show will run from 14th to 16th November, with a conference agenda designed to tackle the biggest issue facing retail today: Physical in the age of digital. Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC says...

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ShopperTrak Dispels “Retail Ice Age” Myth on Varney & Co

by ShopperTrak on 09-21-18

Top Rated Fox Business TV Show Features ShopperTrak’s Brian Field As the holiday season fast approaches, retailers are gearing up for their busiest and brightest time of the year. Stuart Varney, host of Varney & Co., the highest rated market program on television, talked with ShopperTrak’s own Brian Field, senior director of retail consulting practice,...

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Annual Holiday Prediction: The 2018 Top Ten Busiest Shopping Days

by Brian Field on 09-18-18

With children already back in school, the general public has fall fun top of mind – autumn leaves, Halloween trick-or-treating and those ever-popular pumpkin spice lattes. But U.S. retailers are already hearing the merry sound of holiday shopper traffic as they ramp up into another busy season. At ShopperTrak, we analyze the hard facts and...

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