From August 2014

A Smaller Format: TargetExpress hopes to Capture an Urban Demographic

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As Target and Wal-Mart struggle from internal and external woes, there’s a new opportunity for redemption. With foot traffic falling, Target has been concentrating its efforts on its digital presence, smaller retail spaces and a younger consumer base. Target has launched several initiatives including the debut of its first TargetExpress store on the campus of the University of...

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Recipe for Success - Warehouse Clubs’ Broad Appeal

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A study done by market research firm Mintel finds that high-income shoppers feel warehouse club brands are on equal footing with leading national brands. In fact, 38% believe store brand or private label brands at warehouse clubs are comparable to name-brand items in terms of quality—a number that increases to 44% of households earning $150K+. That’s the highest...

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Dollar Stores Duke it Out

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One of the hottest and most competitive sectors in retail is the “Dollar” store category, the largest of which are Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. This chunk of billion-dollar retail was bitten into when Dollar Tree announced a deal to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion. If the deal goes through, the union could result in a...

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Building on Sales from Vacation Travel

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With summer in full swing and vacationers flying and driving to their destinations, the last thing on most travelers’ minds is going great distances to find a favorite brand. A study done by location marketing automation provider Placeable shows that proximity is the most important factor in a traveler’s buying preference. And mobile devices are the most-used...

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