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Purpose & Profit: Why Companies Need to Take a Stand

At no other point in time have consumers been able to find virtually anything they need or want with as much ease.

Mixed within retailers’ ongoing battle for market share, relevance, and survival...

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The Trends Transforming Malls

The truth is, the term “shopping mall” seems so, well, antiquated. Doesn’t it? Malls are becoming less a shopping destination and more a mixed-use hub, as offices, hotels, dining, and...

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Direct to Consumers: What It Means for Retail

As direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales have grown in the last several years, one of the biggest concerns for retailers is: who has the most sway over the customer?

The direct-to-consumer trend is...

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Will Collaboration Help Retailers Win?

I get by with a little help from my friends. That saying may become more and more prevalent in today’s ever-evolving world of retail.

Companies are now coming to the realization that in order to...

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Data: The Retail Differentiator

In retail, the need to differentiate has become greater than ever. Innovation is that differentiator. And the key to innovation is data.

Data is driving consumer experience via apps,...

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Is This Technology Coming to QSRs Near You?

The popularity of quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) is because they’re just that - quick. They offer fast, efficient service to get people in and out the door with a tasty burrito or burger in tow.

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4 Ways to Meet Ever-Changing Consumer Demand

The busiest shopping season is here and consumers are out in full force. Whether they’re flooding stores or bogging down websites, consumers are at the helm, driving retailers to accommodate their...

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Are Home Buying Habits Finally Shifting?

After years of sitting back and watching the economy recover, the next generation of homebuyers is finally starting to emerge. And the U.S. economy is more than eager to see what long-term...

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The Evolution of the Mall as We Know It

The American mall isn’t dead. And reports of its imminent death are greatly exaggerated. Yes, big box closures are hurting malls and mall traffic. Or maybe the other way around. Either way, the...

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Are Grocers No Longer Immune to E-commerce?

Through the retail turmoil, grocery stores have been viewed as a sector considerably unaffected by the threat of e-commerce. Consumers want to visually see the products they are buying. People...

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