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April 21, 2017

WHAT WE`RE READING
  • Deep Dive: US Consumer Survey— Amazon Prime Members Love Shopping Offline Too

    The Amazon Shopper Intelligence Service provides members with monthly data on consumer shopping patterns and preferences, drawing on more than 10 years of data on Amazon shoppers as well as on shoppers at other leading retailers.

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April 20, 2017

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  • Deep Dive: Is Going Direct-to- Consumer the Way Forward for Retail?

    Across markets, traditional brands are facing intensifying competition from new digitally-native concepts and international entrants, while retail landscapes are consolidating. Department stores, which represent the traditional wholesale retailers in categories such as apparel and beauty, are closing stores and turning to smaller-size stores amid falling foot traffic.

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April 19, 2017

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  • Harris Poll: The retail brands of the year are…

    The Harris Poll has released its 29th annual study of America’s top brands, and Kohl’s is one of the retail brands on top. Kohl’s earned the top position in the department store category of the poll, in which more than 100,000 U.S. consumers assessed more than 4,000 brands across more than 450 categories.

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April 19, 2017

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  • Report: BJ’s Wholesale is for sale — and Amazon may be interested

    The percentage of U.S. households that pay for Amazon Prime shipping and multimedia services but hold no other club membership has grown from 7.1% in 2013 to 16.2% in 2016.

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April 15, 2017

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  • 10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

    It isn’t often that the broad infrastructure that underlies industrial civilization undergoes a dramatic transformation. But just such a change appears to be happening now.

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April 13, 2017

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  • UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper

    While e-commerce offers new, unparalleled opportunities for accelerated growth, most retailers also are facing unprecedented challenges, and their very survival is in question. They must keep pace with ever-evolving technology and customer expectations.

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April 12, 2017

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  • Building Customer Engagement Through NFC Technology

    There are two ways near field communication (NFC) tags can help retailers gain competitiveness: 1) by building customer engagement throughout the product lifecycle; and 2) by creating a more interactive and personal shopping experience for shoppers visiting the store.

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March 23, 2017

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  • The Mall is Not Dead: Part 1

    The mall is not dead. It is, however, evolving at a pivotal time in the context of a changing retail landscape and shifting consumer demand. The new mall is an exciting, hybrid format encompassing retail, entertainment, food, outlets, housing, education and even medical facilities, in some cases.

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March 17, 2017

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  • Private Equity’s Retail Debt Carnage

    Not all poorly performing retail bonds are created equal. The worst of the bunch have a shared feature: They're all backed by private-equity companies.

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March 13, 2017

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  • Mobile Retail Report

    The future of retail is mobile. Most brands and retailers know this already as they watch consumers roaming their stores with smartphones in hand. Everyone, from shoppers to employees, remains within inches of their own mobile device 24 hours a day.

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