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Why Are Non-Merchants Running Retail Businesses?

From the outside looking in, running a retail operation looks relatively simple. Open a store/website, get some stuff to sell and count your money. In truth it is far more complex and loaded with potholes that distract and interfere with the whole money counting part of the equation. 295 more words


Analytics: The New Black

Keeping up with the rapid pace in the Apparel industry requires more than just a good fashion sense and a cool look book. It’s knowing what styles will delight buyers and consumers next Summer, while they’re shoveling snow mid-Winter. 463 more words


Webcast recap: Four Pillars Driving Today’s Smartest Omni-Channel Retailers

By combining big data, cloud, social and mobile into an Omni-channel platform, retailers are uncovering new insights into consumer behavior.  In this webinar, Greg Girard of IDC Research and Joe Dalton of PivotLink discuss ways to successfully expand strategies revolving around consumers, instead of products or channels. 64 more words

Customer Analytics

Target's Shops We Love - Is This Merchandising?

While waiting for coffee at the Starbucks in a Target yesterday, I noticed a half-dozen signs suspended from the ceiling around a larger “The Shops – We Couldn’t Help But Fall In Love With”. 193 more words


Gilt Groupe Is No Guilty Pleasure

Gilt Groupe is a members-only website that provides access to men’s and women’s luxury and contemporary fashion at incredible prices, usually about 70% off retail prices. 360 more words


Walmart - Canary in the economic coal mine?

Walmart’s Sales Are Down…The Recession Is Over!

Ian Ritter writes this headline for BNET today. Ritter’s pithy article is quite good. Released Feb 18, Walmart’s numbers look pretty good: 153 more words