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The Busiest Shopping Days for Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Every year, we at ShopperTrak analyze a wealth of historical shopper visit data in order to generate a list of the top ten anticipated busiest days for the holiday season. The list has proven to be highly valuable for physical retailers, as it highlights key dates with the greatest opportunity for generating sales. And, while...

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ShopperTrak Retail Summit 2017 Recap

Last week, Chicago played host to the 2017 ShopperTrak Retail Summit, which provided retail leaders with 3 days of cutting-edge ideas, meaningful insights, and actionable solutions to everyday problems — all while working together to envision a future of retail that adapts to the preferences of contemporary shoppers. Here are a few of the best moments...

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Customer Loyalty for Retail Gets a Lot More Fun

Looking Ahead: 4 principles to keep in mind as customer loyalty for retail continually evolves to meet consumer demands Years ago, customer loyalty for retail meant that your brand had a dedicated space in shoppers’ wallets. Specifically, committed shoppers carried retailer-specific cards that were used at the checkout to earn discounts. Today, however, customer loyalty for...

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Top 9 Reasons to Attend ShopperTrak’s Retail Summit 2017

Join us on June 7 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago for ShopperTrak’s Retail Summit 2017, which provides retail leaders with 3 days during which to explore cutting-edge ideas, speak freely, question long-held assumptions, and work together to envision a future of retail that adapts to the preferences of contemporary shoppers. To learn more,...

by Bill McCarthy on 5-18-17 in Events
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Six Ways to Drive Store Associate Effectiveness

Associate Effectiveness is Key to Recurring In-Store Sales According to David Bruce in his book, “The Funniest People in Sports,” the comedian, stage, film and television star Groucho Marx once captained a charity baseball game between the comedians and the actors. He ordered Jack Benny to step up to the plate and hit a home run,...

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Does your Marketing Strategy Need Spring Cleaning?

Summer is fast approaching, bringing retailers a host of traffic-driving opportunities: from pre-vacation shopping and families looking for leisure activities during the long holidays, to a rise in tourist numbers and the annual back-to-school retail rush. Each of these – and more – provide retail organizations with an opportunity to drive profitability via a solid...

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Blending Physical and Digital Channels is Just the Beginning

Omnichannel promised to integrate physical and digital channels, allowing retailers to deliver a seamless shopping experience. But in reality, because of stand-alone, legacy systems, many of these channels operate in silos, making it difficult to achieve full transparency and causing missed opportunities. Unified commerce unites an organization’s backend systems through a cloud platform so data...

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by Brian Field on 4-27-17 in Industry Trends
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For Pier 1, Lucky Brand, Conversion Takes Business to the Next Level

It’s no secret that conversion is a powerful metric. Not only can conversion be used to link traffic to sales, but it can be harnessed to address business pain points and incentivize employees across functions – e.g., operations, marketing, and merchandising — just as brands like BMW, Pier 1 Imports, and Lucky Brand have showcased....

by Bill McCarthy on 4-19-17 in Industry Trends
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Retailers, Evolve or Risk Failure: 3 Tactics for Leveraging Data

Retail is and has always been a fiercely competitive industry. In order to ensure success, retailers must constantly reinforce their points of differentiation through expanded capabilities, rather than making last-ditch adjustments in hopes of addressing fluctuating performance. Specifically, the best retailers leverage the wealth of available data supplied by in-store and online technologies in order...

by Bill McCarthy on 4-10-17 in Industry Trends
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Brick-and-Mortar Suits Online Store Retailer, Bonobos

Bonobos is a menswear retailer that launched in 2007 as an “aggressively online-only” brand. Since then, CEO Andy Dunn’s vision has changed drastically: Dunn has added an experiential component to Bonobos, while staying faithful to the company’s digital roots, through the invention of the “guideshop.” Guideshops serve as Bonobo’s brick-and-mortar alternative. The innovative spaces are...

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