The U.S., which is normally a leader in innovation, has fallen behind when it comes to renovating payment methods. In the U.S., mobile payment transactions reached $112 billion by the end of 2016.
March 2018 Issue
“We like to say Oka-B was born in the spa,” says Kim Falkenhayn when asked how the company got started. The footwear brand was launched in 2006 with just a few styles focused on spa slides and thongs. Now, Oka-B has sandals, ballet flats and even wedges.
Retail vending machines have begun popping up across the U.S. They offer convenience to shoppers and extra revenue for retailers. They are a great way to boost business without making a big commitment.
At this year’s NRF Big Show, we sat down with Nikki Barua, CEO of Beyond Curious Inc. Beyond Curious is a digital transformation consultancy that helps brands undergo rapid transformations to stay ahead of competition.
Silver Touch started off as a home business and has grown into a successful independent gift and jewelry store. It is a leading retailer in downtown Bethel, CT.
Pepper, a humanoid robot by SoftBank Robotics, serves as a day-to-day companion for humans. A year ago, Independent Retailer interviewed Steve Carlin, vice president and general manager of SoftBank.
As big retailers downsize and small shops are on the rise, shopping malls are repurposing their space.
For independent retailers, providing an exceptional in-store experience is everything. In order to provide an exceptional experience, you also need exceptional employees.
Retailers are fighting against online-only stores by focusing on the consumer. Connecting with consumers is easier for brick and mortars for multiple reasons.
Golden Triangle Shows, also known as GT Shows or GTS, is one of the industry’s top trade shows for high-quality fashion and accessories. “We bring the biggest, latest, and trendiest collection of jewelry, apparel, accessories and gifts to one huge event,” says Bobby Siddiqui, show director, “Our mission statement is to make it easy for […]