Trends may come and go, but bargain hunting will be around forever. We take a closer look at four brands that have made their mark in the dollar store industry and who continue to grow in this inflation strapped economy.
From trend spotting and retail pop-up, to developing in-store marketing strategies to help navigate ongoing business challenges, we’ve collected some of our ‘Best Of’ retail blog posts for your perusal and enjoyment. Packed with insights and observations, we’re sure you’ll find more than a few ideas and approaches that will make you think differently about your business and the opportunities that lie ahead.
With inflation running rampant and the uncertainty of where all this is going, consumers are having to rethink their priorities. How will retailers address shifting consumer behaviors and manage through this economic rollercoaster ride? Medallion Retail explores these questions and much more.
While inflation and rising gas prices fuel further financial woes, many have been caught in the middle. Navigating around high prices and product availability has some shoppers seeking alternative channels to shop, like thrift shops. Medallion explores the growing shift to thrift and how brand partnerships could help.
What has happened in the past two years has caused quick adoption and adaptation of many
innovations in retail and consumer services, changing many attitudes from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘need to have.’ Medallion explores three such trends that show further promise of becoming mainstream in the new year and beyond.
New In-Store Challenges: How labor shortages and supply chain issues require different thinking in store
A great start It seems like such a short while ago when we were beginning to see the light of day on this pandemic-challenged economy. Shops reopening, retailers and other businesses optimistic that consumers would soon return with enthusiasm to
Have you ever opened your closet to get dressed for work or an appointment and felt completely uninspired by seeing the same clothes you’ve worn time and time again? Did you ever wonder if perhaps your in-store signage and displays
In 2008, the retail world, at least in the U.S., faced multiple challenges and on many fronts. As online buying began to grow in step with shoppers’ comfort with this channel, the pull of foot traffic from brick-and-mortar stores to
Who says summer break isn’t meant for learning? Here’s how one lesson went down: A college kid bought his girlfriend a birthday present online. They then broke up before her birthday. The kid, used to only receiving gifts, had no
In our June blog “Retail Personalities: How 5 Brands Excel at Expressing Theirs,” we wrote about the passionate and sometimes cult-like love that consumers have for some of their favorite retailers and brands and how these physical retail businesses have
I had an interesting childhood growing up with a mother who dressed windows and retail displays in Southern Florida. Many memories of tagging along with Mom while she draped windows in fabric, outfitted mannequins and stapled lots of things to
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that whatever type of product we want can usually be at our doorstep in no time at all. Some things that were ordered on a Monday afternoon would show up Tuesday. And show
If February 2020 feels like a decade ago, you’re not alone. Last year was one of the most challenging—and felt like one of the longest—ever faced. And to think, it started out relatively normal, with casual debates about Prince Harry
What have we learned in 2020? I suppose the most critical thing we all learned from 2020 (aside from baking a mean soda bread from scratch or becoming experts at Zoom calls) is that nothing stays the same. Finding our
To say that 2020 was a year of endless challenges and accelerated changes would be an understatement. However, in the face of such tumult, one core truth has remained consistent: that those retailers best able to identify and meet the
“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,
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,
If your wallet has ever looked anything like mine, chances are that at one point in time it was loaded with stacks of customer loyalty cards. In those early days of customer loyalty programs, it was on the customer to
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
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