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Expert Perspective: Retail Is… Technology

technology

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Technology is an ever-changing, ever-advancing piece of your business, your life and the lives of your customers. Think about how quickly our reaction to new technology goes from “wow” to “duh.” ... Read More »

Bright Horizons: A Look into Solar Energy’s Future

Depending on where you live, solar energy and signs of its use can range from ubiquitous to entirely foreign. Yet the ever-increasing number of products that use and provide solar energy is putting the one-time fad of a green movement ... Read More »

Greenery, Shadow Among 2017 Colors of the Year

2017 Colors

Color Expert Weighs in on Manufacturers’ ‘Color of the Year’ Choices For many homeowners, a new year often inspires consumers to create a new décor inside the home. Whether they are simply looking to update the bathroom walls or are ... Read More »

Google Executive Discusses Social Media and Customer Connections

Google Executive

In order to create lifelong bonds with consumers, brands are constantly searching for ways to meaningfully connect. Social media is one of the best ways to establish those connections, but in order to find success, understanding the norms of different channels is ... Read More »

Retailers Draw Crowds on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Independent retailers across the country had many things to be thankful for at the close of Thanksgiving weekend. This year, an estimated 112 million consumers reported shopping from small businesses on Small Business Saturday. These numbers are a 13 percent increase from 2015, according ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Up From 2015

Thanksgiving weekend shopping

This Thanksgiving weekend, retailers saw an increase in consumer traffic from last year. However, individual shoppers scouring for deals spent less than the year before. An estimated 154 million consumers shopped over the holiday weekend. That number is up from 151 million in 2015, according ... Read More »

Childproofing Resources to Utilize

Childproofing Resources

In the December 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, child safety experts share knowledge on the childproofing category. Through interviews with these experts and additional research, Hardware Retailing gathered the childproofing resources below. Retailers can utilize these resources to help learn more ... Read More »

Black Friday Won’t Be the Busiest Shopping Day

Busiest Shopping Day

According to retail analytics company RetailNext, Black Friday will no longer hold the top spot as the busiest shopping day of the year. As retailers expand sale windows and move promotions online, consumers are spreading out their shopping days, too. ... Read More »