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The Move From Promotion to Personalization

After a successful holiday season, retailers are re-evaluating their strategic plans and determining how to keep consumers engaged in the coming months. Many retailers have used and are continuing to use deep discounts as promotions that they hope will keep customers engaged …

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Big Box Stores Reducing Floor Space

When big box retailers first became popular options for consumers, the term big box fit due to store layout and size. Recently, however, many popular big box retailers have been trying to reduce size and introduce smaller versions of their stores. Developing micro-sized …

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Hot Trends in the Kitchen Category

Kitchen upgrades drifted to the back burner for many homeowners during the recession years, but a growing number of consumers can now afford the extra home improvement projects. One-third of more than 3,500 respondents to a Houzz survey say they finally have …

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Plumbing Selling Guide

plumbing selling guide

This month, Hardware Retailing magazine took a look at technology in the plumbing category. To read the full plumbing story click here. To help you further explore the topic, we have included extra information in our Web-only Category Selling Guide that will be produced …

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Fraud Costs Multiply for Retailers

Retailers lost more than $3 per stolen dollar stolen in 2014, according to recent research. The cost of dealing with fraud, including stolen merchandise, bounced checks and unauthorized credit card transactions, came at a price of $3.08 per dollar stolen this …

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Survey: Millennials Likely to Impulse Shop

The millennial generation is quick to make impulse buys. Nearly 83 percent of millennials admit to having made an impulse purchase in the past, according to a Chase survey cited in an article by Retailing Today. The survey also found that 46 percent …

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There’s Holiday Shopping Left To Do

Christmas Shopping

In the three days before Christmas and following, Americans expect to have holiday shopping left to do. About 20 percent of consumers thought they would still be doing some Christmas shopping during the two days before Christmas, on Christmas Day and after the holiday, …

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Retailers Expect to Lose $3.8 Billion on Holiday Return Fraud

Retailers expect to lose nearly $4 billion this holiday season due to stolen merchandise being returned to stores, according to a recent survey. The National Retail Federation surveyed grocery, department, discount, specialty and small retailers to predict the loss of $3.8 billion to individual people …

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