Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Earlier this year, predictions were made left and right about how the holiday shopping season will fare for retailers. Now that we’re right in the midst of the season (which arguably started as early as October), year-over-year holiday spending growth forecasts appear higher than initial predictions made in August—which expected a 3.1% rise in holiday sales.

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Nowadays it seems like everything is based on a month-to-month subscription. Just think of all the subscription services you’re paying for right now (at least four come to mind for me). While the subscription-based model isn’t entirely new—originally pioneered by newspapers and magazines—it continues to grow in popularity. Some of the most recognized subscription services include medi...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • The best unofficial holiday of the year is tomorrow. I don’t know about you, but any excuse to dress up and eat candy is a win in my book. It’s a win for retailers too, as October marks the point in the year where the holiday season actually starts to feel like the holiday season. Pumpkins, tombstones and spider-web décor take over homes and storefronts, giving us all the fun holidays...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • "Luxury fashion has always thrived on a culture of exclusivity, but the modern age has brought about a democratization of the apparel and accessories space that brands are still currently navigating.” – Luxury Daily

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • We all know Coach. We can all recognize the emblematic "C" stamped across its’ renowned leather handbags from about a mile away. Okay, maybe not a whole mile away, but you get the point. As you may have heard, last week the company unveiled some unexpected news—Coach, Inc. is re-branding to Tapestry. People are not thrilled, to say the least.   

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • 3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so) Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Last week at Shop.org was fantastic, with so many useful insights about the exciting road that lies ahead for digital retail. We examined a few dominant themes retailers can take away from the conference below, including thoughts about the modern shopper, fulfillment, and the future of retail tech. 

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • It wasn’t too long ago when the news of a computer beating a human at a traditional board game spread across the artificial intelligence community like wildfire. By mimicking the human brain, a computer successfully won against a professional at Go, an ancient eastern board game some AI researchers considered incredibly "computationally demanding." The thought of a computer beating a h...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • 3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so) Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Customer expectations are changing as a result of Amazon’s innovative technology that continues to fuel their growth. Whether it’s a shift in consumer attitudes towards order delivery (taking into consideration free shipping and delivery speed), customer experience or personalization—about 61% of retailers in a recent Total Retail and IBM survey “believe Amazon has significantly increa...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Prior to their reinvention as experience-driven locations, movie theaters closed with alarming frequency. Fox News dubbed 2005 the “death knell for movies,” and by 2011, more than a handful of articles called for something to be done with the thousands upon thousands of vacant theaters looming over strip malls across the country. And while, six or so years later, the theater-going expe...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • 3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so) Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

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Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Yes, yes, I know we just published our look at back to school shopping a mere few weeks ago. But for retailers, it's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season. 

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Back-to-school is the second largest shopping season (trailing only the holidays), with estimated sales reaching upwards of $75.8 billion dollars. This growth is largely accredited to e-commerce, as each year, more and more consumers forego annual trips to the mall in favor of shopping online.

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Last week, the Platt Retail Institute (PRI) released their quarterly report on the state of retail analytics, “a comprehensive quarterly publication that includes news and case studies regarding retail analytics, digital customer-facing technologies, and related topics.”  Its aim, according to the PRI, is to “provide a snapshot of the economy as it impacts retailers and consumers.”

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • 3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so) Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • 3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so) Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Liquor store shelves are crowded. I mean, really crowded. Not just in type of liquor, but in sheer flavor variance. Smirnoff alone offers more than 20 different varieties of vodkas; because, well, apparently there’s demand somewhere out there for flavors ranging from Honeydew to Amaretto spiced. There’s also abominations like 'Cookies and Cream' whiskey and 'Dark Chocolate' tequilas; u...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • It seems unbelievable now, but two years ago, Amazon’s inaugural Prime Day was widely panned.  Trending critical hashtags were abound, including #unhappyPrimeDay, #AmazonFail, #gobacktosleep, and, of course, #PrimeDayFail, Entrepreneur magazine described the day as a “PR nightmare,” and comedy website Funny or Die joined in the mockery, compiling the snarkiest, and well, funniest socia...

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • Can you believe it? 2017 is more than halfway in the books. It seems like just yesterday we were discussing the potential impact of the presidential election, evaluating whether or not Black Friday as we know it is coming to an unceremonious end, and fawning over HBO’s latest and greatest addition to prestige television (and, of course, how it pertains to retail.)

Celect, Inc.
Celect, Inc.
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  • On the surface, it may not make sense why Walmart acquired Bonobos for $310M USD last week. They both seem to be businesses that are on completely different sides of the retail spectrum. However, strategically it makes sense - Walmart is diversifying and expanding its digital portfolio, which is in line with its overall strategy. It is playing the long game of retail survival. In addit...

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