2018 As a Year of Repair and Refinement

Ke Lonyai

In 2018, the biggest challenges retailers face are Amazon, diminishing brand loyalty, and D2C (Direct to Consumer).

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Retail Tech: Beyond Shiny Baubles and Gadgets

Doug Garnett

In 2018, brick and mortar retailers have to rebalance their split focus between bricks and online.

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Retailers Need to Channel Their “Helpful Place”


Despite the tumultuous change happening in the retail industry, there are plenty of shoppers and they are buying.

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The Year for Retail to Come Into its Own

Min Jee

Brick and mortar retailers should focus on what’s going on at the shelf. While taking a macro view and exceeding projections in the coming year is important, getting into the nitty-gritty details at the shelf will make that possible.

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The Difference Between Multi-Level Marketing and Retail

MLM and retail

Mom and pop shops, specialty retailers and boutiques have served as cornerstones of American communities for over a century. Shoppers like supporting businesses with people they know and trust.

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Meeting Rising Consumer Expectations

Chris Peterson

One of the greatest challenges all retailers face is the rising expectations of customers.

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Retailers Need to Start Innovating

Retail DW

“Stop waiting for something to bring shoppers back to your store and start innovating. Taking advantage of the creativity and entrepreneurial roots that prompted an independent retailer to launch their business has once again become a necessity.

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Focus on Your Four Walls

four walls

“Workforce is affecting everyone. There are more jobs than qualified applicants.

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5 Tips for Starting Your Own Subscription Box

subscription box

For independent retailers, subscription boxes and clubs are a great way to increase revenues and build customer loyalty.

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Disruptive Solutions and Altered Realities

Retail KH

From my perspective, reducing their physical footprint is a challenge many retailers are facing in the New Year.

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