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10/22/20

Old-School Marketing Techniques for Today’s Covid-19 Weary Shoppers

“At present we are in a period of massive disruption and it is not clear how shopping patterns will evolve…” —Neil Saunders, GlobalData Retail Managing Director     While life certainly has been different over the past seven months thanks to Covid-19,

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10/06/20

Counter Displays: 7 Design Principles

The objective of any POS display is to win the hearts and minds of customers by way of effective branding while selling more product. Successful point-of-purchase display design is the result of a careful decision-making process that combines marketing strategy,

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08/19/20

Discovery and Disruption: Supermarkets Can Break the Routine with DTC

The Routine is Real No matter how nice a grocery store is, at some point the “been there, done that” monotony of shopping trips can be pretty uninspiring…especially when you realize you’ve been contemplating salad dressing for more than five

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08/04/20

Shopping Mall Adaptive Reuse: The Phoenix Will Rise

Imagine driving to an arboretum, walking through a botanical garden and observing the slow movements of students in a Tai Chi class. You walk past a farmers market and make a mental note to pick up some locally grown peaches

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In-store signage, In-store safety practices, Shopper behavior, Retail signage, Retail marketing, Retail strategy, In-store shopping
06/17/20

5 Reasons In-Store Signage Is More Important Than Ever

The best brick-and-mortar stores have always prided themselves on giving consumers reasons to return. From store design and layout to product selection and customer service, it’s been about creating an experience that surprises and delights enough to drive return visits.

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06/04/20

New Norms/New Pathways to Purchase

As Stores Reopen: 5 Points of Consideration Sometimes out of crisis, there arises opportunity. COVID-19 forced a shutdown for most retailers across the nation. Now, as many brick-and-mortar stores plan their reopenings, they’re realizing just how much of a whole

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02/11/20

An International Brand’s U.S. Retail Launch: Designing the Display

At-home coffee brewing has always been a mainstay of U.S. households. The industry has seen everything from percolators to Mr. Coffee, but nothing revolutionized the market quite as much as the introduction of single-serve capsules. The global market for coffee

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01/10/20

Retail with a Purpose: CS Hudson and Medallion Retail Team Up for Good

The holiday season may be over, but the glow remains for us as we think about the incredible experience of creating a pop-up for good—a pop-up that helped a community of children in need through the CS Hudson initiative,  CS

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11/06/19

CPG Brands: Increase Shelf Space with Creative Merchandising

Small batch. Specialty. Artisanal. Customers are demanding diversified and specialty packaged goods like beer or a five-ingredient granola bar. With a shift in consumer behavior comes an increasing need for CPG creative merchandising in order to rise above other brands.

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sustainable fashion
10/23/19

Sustainable Fashion: Connect with Conscious Consumers

While fashion retail may currently be taking a hit, there’s a bright spot: secondhand fashion and accessories. From denim to luxury goods, the resale market is ramping up in prime locations and premier department stores, in addition to having a

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Health and Beauty
10/15/19

Health and Beauty Retail Goes for a Greener Audience

Over the years, the number of natural health and beauty products has exploded. And what was once a health-food store category is now universally appealing, with premium-quality offerings. Perhaps 10-15 years ago, natural beauty products in a mainstream store was

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Retail Partnerships
09/23/19

Increase Sales with Retail Partnerships

The holiday shopping season is retail’s biggest breadwinner, bringing in nearly 30% of annual sales each year and climbing. While the amount of holiday shoppers turning to e-commerce continues to grow, brick and mortar is still the method of choice

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window display
09/16/19

Window Display Goes Big Just in Time for Holiday

In a world where we are bombarded with constant information, art is still one of the biggest forms of inspiration. When harnessed in the retail sphere, art draws customers in, evokes emotion and tells a story. Window display is a

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retail innovation
09/03/19

Home & DIY Retail Innovation with Tech

The 2018 U.S. Census Bureau survey reports that there are 128 million households in the country covering apartments, home rentals, and home ownership (over double the 1960 count of 53 million households). Whether you are a renter or an owner, being

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augmented reality
08/26/19

Augmented Reality — Impact at Brick and Mortar Retail

According to Gartner, by 2020, 100 million consumers will consistently use Augmented Reality (AR) to shop—both online and in-store. What’s more, 46 percent of retailers plan to deploy AR or VR technologies to forge a better customer experience. The data

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tech toys
08/13/19

A Toy Story: In Retail, New Tech Toys Craft an AR Narrative

Tech toys. For good and for bad, generations of kids are growing up more plugged in than ever. In fact, 84% of children aged 3-7 and 96% between ages 8-12 have access to their own internet-connected devices. In tandem with more

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social cause
06/04/19

Social Cause Captures the Imagination of the 8-second Generation: Pop-up Retail Delivers

You’ve only got eight seconds. Yup, you read that right. Gen Z, otherwise known as the iGeneration, is busy manifesting a highly evolved, eight second filter in assessing what’s worthy of their attention. That means that every second counts, and social

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04/29/19

At Barnes & Noble, a Story of Fantastical Retail Transformation

You’re a wizard, Harry. May the force be with you. For readers young and old, there are perhaps no two literary franchises more ubiquitous than Harry Potter and Star Wars. To date, the Harry Potter brand has generated nearly $8

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retail theater
03/26/19

CPG Converts March Madness into Retail Theater

It’s coming down to the final wire. We’ve spent the past few weeks glued to our TVs and live streaming devices, cheering on our favorite college basketball teams. It’s March Madness (though it’s almost April!), and it hasn’t just infiltrated

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toy stores
01/21/19

A Tale of Two Toy Stores: FAO Schwarz vs. CAMP

Toys “R” Us is gone. The question has become: who will fill the void? From Party City’s Toy City pop-ups to JC Penney’s expanded toy sections to Kroger’s Toys “R” Us-branded sections, stores across the retail spectrum have entered the

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