Ten to 15 years ago, the big-box retailer was all the rage. Monolithic superstores like Costco, Sam's Club, Home Depot and Best Buy were popping up in suburbs across North America. They quickly signaled the demise of thousands of small businesses -- mom and pop grocery stores, hardware stores, electronics dealers, etc. -- and changed the way people like you and me shopped for everyday items.
http://www.iqmetrix.com/products/rq/salesIn a RetailWire.com article yesterday, David Dorf, Director of Technology Strategy for Oracle Retail, identified four trends he expects to develop in the coming year.
Zeynep Ton, who teaches Operations Management at MIT, wrote a column a couple weeks ago for the Harvard Business Review, encouraging retailers to invest in their employees.
Larry Downes of Forbes wrote a damning article yesterday predicting the eventual demise of retail electronics giant Best Buy.
Right now, everybody seems to be talking about virtual/online retail moving into physical stores.
Last week (Dec. 8) eMarketer.com reported new stats from a Google/Ipsos holiday shopping study.
Yesterday, we blogged about Amazon using brick-and-mortar stores as its showrooms. But what if the online giant builds its own physical stores?
As if it weren’t enough that Amazon was selling high-end smartphones for a penny on Black Friday, the company is now promising to undersell brick-and-mortar retailers on virtually anything –- and undersell them by 5 bucks too.
Earlier this month, I attended Consumer Engagement Technology World (CETW) in New York City, where Gerald Buchko, VP of Sales & Marketing from Jump.caspoke on a panel about Jump's XQ Interactive Retail implementation.
Black Friday 2011 Sales of Android Phones Rise, Match iPhone Sales
VentureBeat reports that Intel and Mastercard are teaming up to improve security and the user experience of online shopping.
What is driving the trend of daily deal sites and mobile discounts? Trendwatching.com set out to answer this question.