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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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Customer Loyalty Programs
09/18/20

Customer Loyalty Programs: The Most Effective Tool in Your Marketing Arsenal

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

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Consider these things before choosing a Fulfillment Partner
09/03/20

Choosing a Fulfillment Partner: 7 Things to Consider First

Anticipate growth Growth is something every e-commerce brand strives for. Growth, and more of it. So why, then, do so many wait until they’re in the thick of that growth to begin thinking about how to address inventory and fulfillment?

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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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07/21/20

Home Fitness Finds New Purpose for Pop-Up

When the coronavirus forced nonessential businesses to shut down in March, gyms and fitness centers were among the retail casualties. And it was kind of remarkable how quickly consumers adapted to a Netflix-and-swill lifestyle. But the warmer weather has meant

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Marketing Opportunities
07/08/20

Pickup & Home Delivery: Marketing Opportunities in the Bag

The coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial effect on retail. But it’s also provided retailers with unconventional marketing opportunities. Consider that delivery and pickup options have grown as consumers have sought safer and more convenient methods of collecting their purchases.

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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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05/19/20

Signs of the Times

Back when the coronavirus shutdown began in the U.S. (was it really just two months ago?), consumers who ventured to the few retailers deemed essential were met with safety protocol signage in the form of handwritten signs regarding mandatory masks

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05/06/20

Unique Times = Unique Marketing

A funny thing about being housebound is that even routine activities can rouse new interest. Take the daily mail. In normal times, consumers would likely flip through it and set it aside. But these days, postal workers are considered essential

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04/27/20

Our Top Blog Picks, Just for You!

Reentering the retail arena may call for innovative approaches. After all, your shopper will have many reasons to want to get out and about. Why ​not welcome them back in new and unexpected ways? To help you to start thinking

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04/06/20

Pop-Up Prevails: Key Points of Reentry into Retail

Right now, there are 10 things on my shopping list. None of these are even remotely related to cosmetics, apparel or jewelry. I don’t think I’m alone in this. Our shopping needs at the moment are focused on necessities, like

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03/24/20

Thinking Ahead, Scoring Big—March Madness 2021

With no games to cheer this year and all celebrations put on hold, fans will have to look to the 2021 season to put on their team jerseys and plan out their home tailgating parties. As a result of missing

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03/09/20

Grow DTC Offline with Pop-Up + Dynamic QR

If you’ve been reading the news about DTC lately, you may be under the impression that DTC is faltering. Challenges faced by brands like Harry’s and Brandless have dominated the news recently, giving reason to pause when assessing the continued

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02/27/20

Pop-Up to Keep Up: Our Top 6 Reasons Why

In today’s digital world, we can easily diminish the importance and power of physical interaction. This is especially true in retail. While retailers and brands such as Sephora, Nike and Warby Parker are pursuing AR and VR technology that allows

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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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01/24/20

Super Bowl In-Store Marketing: A Story to Be Told

While most people are stocking the fridge with drinks, decking out in team colors and making sure their new home theater is ready for the crowd on Sunday, we’re already thinking about Super Bowl 2021. Specifically, how to make the

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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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Partnering with Farmers Markets
12/04/19

Partnering with Farmers Markets to Expand Your Brand: See What’s Growing

Farmers markets have been around for generations. Interestingly, while some aspects of retail are in flux, farmers markets are booming—expanding in both number and array of offerings. Today, there are more than 8,700 farmers markets across the U.S. No longer

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