From January 2015

What’s in Store for Retail in 2015?

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Over the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at retail trends for 2015,since these developments are increasing at an exponential rate. Price WaterHouse Coopers and TNS Retail Forward gives us a view of what to look forward to in retail in 2015. Smaller footprints in the form of designer flea markets, roving trunk shows, and store-within-a-store formats will be...

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Cultivating the Well-Trained Staff

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The first step in acquiring an accomplished staff is their hire, in the first place. Retail Staffing Firms are already equipped with the necessary knowledge of store operations. These firms can integrate with your company so they can quickly find the right people. They also have the experience and expertise to help stores think strategically about their hiring, as far...

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Hispanic Developer Leads Retail Innovation

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Currently there are about 1,100 malls in the United States. There has been no new mall construction since 2006 or so, and about 400 malls have shut down since 2007, with another few hundred likely to close within the next 20 years. With shopping malls in decline, there is one shining beacon of success that continues to resuscitate these archaic commercial properties. The Legaspi Company,...

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Loyalty – A Big Play for Holiday Shopping and Beyond

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While stores vie to win new shoppers, there’s an argument to be made for a shift in focus to an audience they’ve already captured. A new study by Key Ring finds that 55% to 70% of retail sales are being generated by loyal customers. And there are perks to all those accumulated loyalty points for both store and...

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