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Tesco digital pilot brings online experience to in-store shopping

Tesco digital pilot brings online experience to in-store shopping | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it
Insight from Cisco helps Tesco 'catch and keep' digital shoppers.
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Same-Day Delivery: This Season's Must Have Promotion

Same-Day Delivery: This Season's Must Have Promotion | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it
Fear of Amazon.com has pushed a variety of stores to embrace same-day delivery as a must-have promotion, even though it’s costly and logistically complicated.
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Consumers Expect Effectiveness From In-Store Mobile Offerings

Consumers Expect Effectiveness From In-Store Mobile Offerings | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Shoppers are checking their phones in ever-greater numbers while they browse brick-and-mortar stores, and marketers are targeting them with offers and information to help encourage purchase at the last mile. But according to research from branding solutions provider G2 USA and Savitz Research, consumers do not appreciate when those mobile in-store technology offerings don’t work, and are likely to fault the brand for the inconvenience—a situation that does not bode well for sales.

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Web Boutiques

Web Boutiques | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Growing numbers of independent boutiques are finding their competitive edge on the web, reports Marisa Meltzer in The New York Tiimes (8/2/12). “How can I distinguish myself from massive web sites that can crush me in terms of return policies and free shipping?” asks Jill Wenger, owner of Totokaelo, a Denver-based boutique..

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Holistic Whiskers

Holistic Whiskers | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Whiskers Holistic Pet Care sells products at retail but does not think of itself as a store, reports Rebecca Flint Marx in The New York Times (7/15/12). Owned by Randy and Phil Klein since 1988, Whiskers “stocks everything the Birkenstock set could possibly need to care for a four-legged friend: floral essences, organic catnip, collars made from soy, fresh and frozen raw food, biodegradable dog beds and ‘natural calmatives...’

 

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Mobile Fashion

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Hairdressers, florists and fashion boutiques are following in the treadmarks of food trucks, reports Hadley Malcolm in USA Today (6/27/12). Stacey Steffe, a vintage clothes retailer, and Jeanine Romo, a jeweler, were inspired to launch Le Fashion Truck...

 

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Daily Deal Summit Speakers Say Industry Shifting Toward Ecommerce - Daily Brief - Portfolio.com

Daily Deal Summit Speakers Say Industry Shifting Toward Ecommerce - Daily Brief - Portfolio.com | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it
It was called the Daily Deal Summit, but even the speakers were taking issue with the title. As the industry matures, many in the space say they’re moving away from the term “daily deals” and toward plain old e-commerce.
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Rags & Riches

Rags & Riches | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Consumer demand for “jeans like the ones their grandfathers wore” is spurring an unlikely comeback for low-tech looms, reports Chris Burritt in Bloomberg Businessweek (5/23/12).

 

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Digital Coupons Rival Print Counterparts in Effectiveness

Digital Coupons Rival Print Counterparts in Effectiveness | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

The battered US economy has driven price-conscious consumers online to do research before making a purchase, and eMarketer estimates that there will be 92.5 million online coupon users by the end of 2012...

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Tide Pods Winning $7 Billion Detergent Wars By Redefining Value | News - Advertising Age

Tide Pods Winning $7 Billion Detergent Wars By Redefining Value | News - Advertising Age | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it
despite shortages, setbacks and no discounting, procter & gamble's laundry innovation is on track to rack up $500 million in first-year sales.
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Shop Negative

Shop Negative | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it
“Evidence suggests that the less comfortable you are during the seasonal shopping spree, the more money you’ll spend,” writes Oliver Burkeman in The New York Times (12/9/12).
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Retailers Experiment with Varied, Personalized Pricing

Retailers Experiment with Varied, Personalized Pricing | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Personalization is permeating ecommerce in areas such as product recommendations and customer service. Now personalized pricing is the latest fertile area of focus for multichannel retailers, according to a new eMarketer report, “Multichannel Pricing Strategy."

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What Retailers Want From In-Store Technology

What Retailers Want From In-Store Technology | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it
Brick-and-mortar stores look to bridge the gap between online, mobile and in-store experiences...
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Clinique Technique

Clinique Technique | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Clinique is realizing greater sales by leaving shoppers alone, reports Elizabeth Holmes in The Wall Street Journal (6/28/12). The concept is known as “open sell” and first took off with Sephora, “whose hands-on product displays and testers attract a lot of shoppers...”

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Abtdaptation

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In Best Buy’s troubles, Abt Electronics sees opportunities, reports Stephanie Clifford in The New York Times (6/19/12). Running counter-trend in a big way, Abt continues to build out its 350,000 square-foot store near Chicago...

 

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For Online Shoppers, Just How Important Is Free Shipping?

For Online Shoppers, Just How Important Is Free Shipping? | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

For online shoppers, issues related to shipping are still not as important as ease of checkout and product variety. But they still play a significant role in converting browsers into buyers, according to a February 2012 survey conducted by comScore...

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Macy's Backroom

Macy's Backroom | Retailing Trends | Scoop.it

Macy’s is turning some of its backrooms into warehouses to compete more effectively against Amazon and other online retailers, reports Dana Mattioli in the Wall Street Journal (5/15/12). “We’ve spent the last 153 years building warehouses,” says Peter Sachse, Macy’s chief stores officer. “We just called them stores.”

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