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Retailers Must Deliver on Customer Service and Experience to Compete with Online Merchants | Commentary content from National Real Estate Investor

It’s easy for brick-and-mortar retailers competing with online retailers to feel like they are pushing a boulder up a mountain in today’s web-driven economy.
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Seth's Blog: The forever recession

Seth's Blog: The forever recession | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
There are two recessions going on. One is gradually ending. This is the cyclical recession, we have them all the time, they come and they go. Not fun, but not permanent. The other one, I fear, is here forever.
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The Millennial Report | Visual.ly

The Millennial Report | Visual.ly | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
5 Strategies for Reaching and Engaging the 80-Million Person Millennial Generation as they Become a Dominant Shopping Force

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RedPrairie's curator insight, January 28, 2013 11:22 AM

5 Millennials shared their insights, wisodm and preferences on all things media, shopping and technology.  Some very surpsising insights...

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Pop-up shops - trend, tips on making it work | Business Victoria

Pop-up shops - trend, tips on making it work | Business Victoria | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
Learn how pop-up shops can be a relatively cost-efficient and low risk way to set up a physical store presence
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5 Skills Every Leader Must Have

5 Skills Every Leader Must Have | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
The world moves fast and if you can't keep up, your company is doomed. Here are five skills that every leader must have to run a company in today's culture.

1. Drown out the noise.
2. Recognize the bullsh*t.
3. Be more than an avatar.
4. Truly connect with people.
5. Get things done.
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Nice summary , are things moving too fast for most leaders ?

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How good is a forecast if you need to change it? - Specialty Retail Blog

Understanding the trends in a retail business is critical. Retail is the same ... Buyers quit and we hire new ones; sales staff come and go; lines get hot and cold; customer tastes change and all of that goes into a new forecast.
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Retail Apathy: Target

Retail Apathy: Target | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
On the weekend I went into a Target store to purchase an Esky for a pitch presentation I was doing where the reference was brands becoming generic terms for a product. Rather than walk around a gia...
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Seth's Blog: Driveby culture and the endless search for wow

Seth's Blog: Driveby culture and the endless search for wow | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
The net has spawned two new ways to create and consume culture. The first is the wide-open door for amateurs to create. This is blogging and online art, wikipedia and the maker movement. These guys get a lot of press,...
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7 Things Customers Want Most From You

7 Things Customers Want Most From You | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
It's not just about your product or service. Customers want you to be the type of person they can trust to get the job done.
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The end of an era. Electricals chain Comet closes its final stores after administrators fail to find a buyer

The end of an era. Electricals chain Comet closes its final stores after administrators fail to find a buyer | Retail Trends | Scoop.it
SAD end for high street chain founded in Hull back in 1933
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Consolidation in the market.  Price-Product-Range-Service

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Why Technology Has Made Black Friday Irrelevant

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