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  • Monday Mélange for Sep 11, 2017
    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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  • 3 Amazon Effects on Retail: Are Businesses Adapting?
    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...
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  • KicksUSA and the Slow Shopping Movement
    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...
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  • Monday Mélange for Aug 28, 2017
    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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  • An Early Look at the 2017 Holiday Season
    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. 
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Back to School Shopping
    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.
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  • Top 3 Most Interesting Takeaways from the Journal of Retail Analytics Q2 Report
    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.”
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  • Monday Mélange for Aug 7, 2017
    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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  • Monday Mélange for July 31, 2017
    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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  • These Liquor Stores Are Taking Another Look at Their Assortments
    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...
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  • 4 Key Takeaways from Prime Day 2017
    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...
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  • Our Favorite Retail Stories - First Half of 2017
    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.)
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  • Walmart’s Game of Strategic Survival
    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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  • For Millennials, It's All About Experience
    Popular wisdom is that Millennials eschew luxury retail for experience-driven entertainment, such as traveling or dining out at Michelin-starred restaurants. Higher-end goods like designer watches and handbags, once coveted status symbols for Baby Boomers and Gen X alike, have largely failed to entice younger shoppers. Last year, Louis Vuitton sales declined 73 percent, Saint Laurent f...
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  • Survey Says: Here's Your New Customer
    Last week, Retail Dive published the results of an exhaustive survey “on the psyche of the American consumer and the evolving role of the brick-and-mortar store.” The publication surveyed hundreds of U.S. consumers, with the stated goal of understanding of how today’s shoppers view and engage with both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail stores.
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  • Coach is Shrinking to Grow
    Every day now, there seems to be news of some long-revered retailers’ protracted decline. And yes, we get it—those type of headlines drive more eyeballs. 
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  • Apple Embraces the Store of the Future
    If you’re a regular reader of the Celect blog, you know we’ve championed the idea of retailer’s embracing a “store of future” concept for some time now. In just the past few months, we’ve covered Staples’ attempt to reinvent itself as a shared working space for Millennials, Adidas’ effort  to increase foot traffic by way of 3D printing sweaters, and lululemon’s foray into community bui...
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  • Can Millennials Save Staples and H&M?
    On the surface, Staples and H&M have little in common. The former is an office-supply store that is a “longtime favorite of cubicle jockeys and back-to-school shoppers,” and the latter is a fast-fashion, mall staple specializing in selling near-disposable clothes to people that would generally describe as anything but “cubicle jockeys.” Despite the differences, reports indicate both co...
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  • 3 Things You Might Not Know About Consumers in 2017
    A few days ago, The Atlantic ran an article entitled “What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017” in which journalist Derek Thompson laid out the reasons why so many brick-and-mortar stores are suddenly closing up shop.
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  • Your Stores Might Need an Overhaul
    It’s no secret things have been tough out there for brick-and-mortar retailers of late. But lost in all the juicy coverage of closings, shut-downs, and “going out of business” sales is the fact that plenty of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are doing just fine.
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  • What's a Better Fit for Retail, AR or VR?
    As brick-and-mortar retailers continue to experiment with technology to lure shoppers back into stores, two of the coolest—and most promising—innovations they’re using are augmented and virtual reality. However, much like VHS vs BetaMax, iOS vs Android, or almond butter vs peanut butter, there seems to be some debate in the community over which will eventually win favor with customers....

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