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How 'Showrooming' Can Help, Not Hurt, Bricks and Mortar Retail

How 'Showrooming' Can Help, Not Hurt, Bricks and Mortar Retail | CPG&R | Scoop.it
showrooming looked like the end of brick-and-mortar stores, but leading retailers are using consumer mobile devices to their advantage in-store.
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Do You Trust Your Customers?

Do You Trust Your Customers? | CPG&R | Scoop.it
I was in the retail store of a well-known computer company. Working with a store associate I quickly found what I was looking for. When I asked the young man helping me where to pay for my purchase...
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Love the line "we assume positive intentions" about trusting customers!
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5 Tips For More Effective In-Store Marketing ‹ Retail Minded

5 Tips For More Effective In-Store Marketing ‹ Retail Minded | CPG&R | Scoop.it
RT @RetailMinded: Great #retail insight from @boutiquevision - 5 Tips For More Effective In-Store Marketing http://t.co/0Wx2xt8JKj via @re…
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Walmart warns on 'challenging' retail environment

Walmart warns on 'challenging' retail environment | CPG&R | Scoop.it
World's biggest retailer cautions that a "slow growth macroeconomic environment" is persisting (Walmart warns on 'challenging' retail environment: World's biggest retailer cautions that a "slow growth...
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Making the Most of Mobile Showroomers

Making the Most of Mobile Showroomers | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Keeping your in-store mobile shoppers and showroomers loyal to your business (Making the Most of #Mobile Showroomers http://t.co/BMEaMD45FV #mcommerce #retail)...
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Key take away - good customer service and free shipping drive loyalty!
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Picturing 3D Printing in Grocery Retail

Picturing 3D Printing in Grocery Retail | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Could their experience with photo printing put grocery retail stores and pharmacies in the best position to offer 3D imaging and printing services in-store?
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REPORT: Retailers On Facebook Seeing Click-Through Rates 3.75X Higher, 152% ROI In First Nine Months Of 2013 - AllFacebook

REPORT: Retailers On Facebook Seeing Click-Through Rates 3.75X Higher, 152% ROI In First Nine Months Of 2013 - AllFacebook | CPG&R | Scoop.it
The retail industry continues to thrive on Facebook, as retailers have achieved click-through rates in the first nine months of 2013 that were 3.75 times higher than the same period in 2012, and they are averaging a 152 percent return on...
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Sneakerboy's Luxury Retail Revolution - The Business of Fashion

Sneakerboy's Luxury Retail Revolution - The Business of Fashion | CPG&R | Scoop.it
The Business of Fashion Sneakerboy's Luxury Retail Revolution The Business of Fashion With the launch of Sneakerboy, Chris Kyvetos, a member of the recently launched BoF 500, is targeting a new generation of luxury consumers with a highly covetable...
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Innovation Isn’t Just About New Products

Innovation Isn’t Just About New Products | CPG&R | Scoop.it
The innovation mindset isn’t just about product innovation.
Some organizations have focused on product innovation for so long they don’t know how to innovate in any other areas.

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"To achieve sustainable growth, companies must better integrate product innovation with business model, process, and service innovations."

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Mr Jones's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:39 AM

Quite a challenging article for A level but good to remember that there may be features of big, high R & D spending companies that ultimately make it difficult for them to suceed.

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Gen X Spends Most on Groceries, Millennials the Least

Gen X Spends Most on Groceries, Millennials the Least | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Gen Xers spend more on groceries per month than any other generation, an average $323.10, while Millennials spend the least with an average monthly output of $252.60, according to a new market research report from Acosta Sales & Marketing.
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Lenovo, Taking Page From Apple, Chases Samsung in China

Lenovo, Taking Page From Apple, Chases Samsung in China | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Taking a page from the playbook of Apple Inc., a company it’s already beaten in China smartphone sales, Lenovo Group Ltd. is counting on a chain of retail stores to help it surpass leader Samsung Electronics Co.
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U.K. retail sales a mixed picture in January - MarketWatch

U.K. retail sales a mixed picture in January - MarketWatch | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk U.K. retail sales a mixed picture in January MarketWatch LONDON--U.K.
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Guest Commentary: The Multi-Source Retail Supply Chain …When more isn’t merrier, conduct your supply chain like a philharmonic orchestra - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, ...

Guest Commentary: The Multi-Source Retail Supply Chain …When more isn’t merrier, conduct your supply chain like a philharmonic orchestra - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, ... | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Orchestrating a Complex Retail Supply Chain that Performs in Perfect Harmony In the retail world, more sales and profits are always good things.
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7 Pinterest Tips for the Holidays - 'Net Features - Website Magazine (Shared on Swayy)

7 Pinterest Tips for the Holidays http://t.co/nVemcQrwyO via @getswayy #pinterest #retail
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The Surprisingly Simple Retail App That Could Juice Holiday Revenue

The Surprisingly Simple Retail App That Could Juice Holiday Revenue | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Retale, the new app, digitizes those weekly circulars of sale prices that tumble out of Sunday newspapers ("The Surprisingly Simple Retail App That Could Juice Holiday Revenue" good read http://t.co/1KTZet3D9c)...
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Paypal adds business loans to its list of merchant services

Paypal adds business loans to its list of merchant services | CPG&R | Scoop.it
The new Working Capital program is currently being offered to businesses located inside the U.S. (RT @RetailDive: Paypal adds business loans to its list of merchant services: http://t.co/5gpHXiRDir...
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Interesting new service, moving more into finance products.
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When Holidays Collide with Government Issues: Growing a Retail Business in a Tough Holiday Season

When Holidays Collide with Government Issues: Growing a Retail Business in a Tough Holiday Season | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Holiday 2013 is shaping up to be a wild and crazy ride for retailers. Planning for it with any expectation of accuracy is virtually impossible because there are too many unknown variables.

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IKEA most customer-focused housewares retailer; Menards top in home improvement

Ikea, Menards Tops In Customer-Loving - 10/01/2013
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"Ikea leads retailers in both price and experience, which is “a rare combination,”
 

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2013 -- A Not So Merry Christmas For Consumer And Retailers?

2013 -- A Not So Merry Christmas For Consumer And Retailers? | CPG&R | Scoop.it
As we head into the key shopping season for retailers, recent news from Wal-Mart and forecasts from ShopperTrak point to weaker holiday spending than we’ve seen in recent years.
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Pinterest Drives The 'Reverse Showrooming' Phenomenon, Where Shoppers Browse Online But Buy In-Store

Pinterest Drives The 'Reverse Showrooming' Phenomenon, Where Shoppers Browse Online But Buy In-Store | CPG&R | Scoop.it
Pinterest has become a kind of user-generated digital retail catalog that shoppers flip through for ideas.
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Interesting study, though still soon to say its a trend....

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Hotel, retail sectors bright spots of sluggish nonresidential construction market

Hotel, retail sectors bright spots of sluggish nonresidential construction market | CPG&R | Scoop.it
A disappointing recovery of the U.S. economy is limiting need for new nonresidential building activity, said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker in the AIA's semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, released today.
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