Retail is currently perhaps one of the most dynamic and innovative industries. New technology is constantly being developed for retail, from payment to inventory management systems.
With an ever-changing dynamic between customer and store, independent retailers have a difficult task ahead of them. Luckily for them, the future of retail looks bright for the retail boutique. Nevertheless, whilst we have some tips for independent retail, we felt that whether you’re an amateur or well-established professional in the retail industry, we could all use some extra guidance.
So, we’ve come up with a list of 10 excellent retail blogs to follow to stay ahead of the curve in understanding retail trends, designing window displays, implementing new technology and engaging loyal customers.
Posted May 28, 2015 By Doug Stephens- Only a short time ago, the value that brands provided to consumers was chiefly two things – familiarity and consistency. Shoppers had so little access to objective information about products and services that, amid a field of unknown and untrusted alternatives, a familiar brand logo, jingle or tag line provided the much-needed cognitive shorthand to help them confidently choose.
“Technology is no silver bullet for retail success” – Bob Willett
Retail Week provides a wide-ranging look at the retail industry. From technology to fashion, the blog provides an array of advice and information for retailers. This is a great blog to follow to understand how to take advantage of technology and other tools in order to grow your business.
Technology has been a gift and a curse for retail stores. On the one hand, the Internet has given rise to online sales giants like Amazon and pushed formerly hot-selling items like CDs and DVDs into the digital realm.
Target Corp. is going interactive on the pages of Vogue’s September issue. Dan Berthiaume, senior editor of Chain Store Age, recently participated in a one-hour panel discussion, “Consumer Industries: Using Real-time Consumer Insights,” sponsored by SAP as part of its “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” Internet radio series.