According to Supermarket News, about 45% of consumers have shopped for groceries online, but 60% of that group says they rarely do so. The biggest barrier to online grocery shopping is perishables like meat and produce.
The spring season is a peak gift-giving season with Mother’s Day in May, Father’s Day in June, and high school and college graduations scattered between the two months.
Toys “R” Us kids will officially be a generation of the past. In March, the company announced they will close or sell all of their 735 U.S. stores including Babies “R” Us locations. It is no secret that Toys “R” Us has struggled with debt for a long time.
Held this coming June 5-8, 2018 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, the four day IRCE event will be packed with presentations by over 200 industry leading speakers and well-known companies and brands including Warby Parker, Eloquii, Beachbody, Chewy.com, Rue La La, Pinterest, and Houzz.
The fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, April 29th to celebrate all the unique indie bookstores around the country. This is a one-day national party where each individual bookstore celebrates in different ways with live music, authors, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbeques, contests, and other fun things. […]
Brick and mortar independent retailers capture the hearts of their communities and play an integral part in them. The bond created in-person through new connections and friendships born between businesses, customers, and neighbors can be recreated by small online businesses through visual merchandising.
Augmented reality (AR) – don’t think it’s for you? You might want to think again. Recently, Independent Retailer’s Meaghan Brophy sat down with Caspar Thykier, CEO of Zappar.com, to learn more about how the company’s AR platform can help retailers large and small to grow their income and generate additional foot traffic in-store.
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.
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.