July 28, 2015

Customer expectations of the store have changed dramatically in the last few years as constant connectivity has changed the way consumers live their lives.

July 27, 2015

The calendar may only say July, but retailers are already promoting back-to-school.

July 27, 2015

With plenty of last year's supplies stowed in the closet and the option to restock at-will, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping baskets by August. 

July 27, 2015

JDA Software Group Inc. has created a new single-user software solution called JDA Planogram Generator Client, or myPG, which automatically creates large numbers of optimized, store-specific planograms for individual users

July 24, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers are doing their homework online before making purchases.

July 24, 2015

Shifting household dynamics are changing the way Americans shop for groceries, with moms no longer always assuming this role exclusively.

July 21, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers are both willing to spend more and also seeking savings this season.

July 21, 2015

Consumers have judged the checkout experience, and found it wanting.

July 17, 2015

Wawa and Costco are the most satisfying gas station/convenience store and wholesale/grocery/big box retailers for fuel, respectively, according to a new survey of 6,935 U.S. consumers by Market Force Information.

July 17, 2015

Mike Kercheval, president and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers, is making the case for the use of robots in shopping malls.

July 15, 2015

Parents this year will be a little more cautious about their back-to-school spending.

July 14, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

July 14, 2015

Connected consumers are increasingly using a wide variety of channels on their path to purchase.

July 13, 2015

Retailers are investing heavily in their supply chains in order to cope with surging e-commerce volumes, but customer experience enhancements must be planned carefully if profitability is to be maintained.

July 10, 2015

Here are three reasons that brick-and-mortar stores are still a vital part of any retailer’s omnichannel strategy.

July 7, 2015

Contrary to popular wisdom that women desire a highly interactive shopping experience while men just want to be left alone, the two genders may actually have some similar retail preferences.

July 7, 2015

Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.

July 7, 2015

The Container Store may have exceeded the expectations it set for itself in the first quarter, but its results were decidedly mixed.

July 6, 2015

A retailer’s social media activity has a greater impact on shoppers than the company’s website.

July 6, 2015

Here are some of the ways shopping centers around the nation can develop the right programs to give back:Shopping Centers: Four Strategies for Giving Back

June 30, 2015

Here are five simple ways that chain stores can take advantage of mobile devices like tablets to enhance and differentiate the in-store experience and drive sales:

June 29, 2015

U.S. online grocery shoppers are upping the amount of grocery shopping they complete online.

June 26, 2015

Malls have long been physical spots for consumers to socialize, and Mall of America is trying to extend that social aspect into the digital space.

June 25, 2015

Here are several key insights that U.S. retailers need to understand in order to succeed with the increasingly important Chinese consumer: