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Mind the Store is your guide to what’s happening now in retail, bringing actionable reports straight from the store floor to help brands and retailers navigate the future of retail in a tech-driven world.


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3 Ways Weather Forecasts Can Improve Retail Sales Forecasts

Retailers can devise strategies around weather events that actually encourage in-store sales.
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Revitalizing ROI: Data Shows Well-Trained Associates Increase Retail Margins

Training retail associates about product specifications and differentiators can be a boon for your brand's bottom line.
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Why Mobile is a Customer Relationship Builder

Mobile is an integral part of the purchasing process for many consumers, both online and in-store. Here, ways brands can leverage mobile to enhance the customer's brick-and-mortar shopping experience and increase sales.
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Day 3 Takeaways from NRF: Stacey Griffith on Creating a “Bonfire Effect” In Stores

The NRF closed with a bang on Day 3, addressing how digital natives and augmented reality factor into retail's future, and addressing the ever-present question: how do we draw consumers to brick-and-mortar stores?
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Day 2 Takeaways from NRF: Sir Richard Branson Embraces the Disruption of Retail

The NRF's Big Show is underway in NYC, where retail leaders are addressing everything from the in-store experience to retail technology. Here are three top takeaways from the conference so far.
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The Money-Making Power of In-Store Displays

Product displays prove to be a hidden money maker in physical retail stores. See how different display types compare by the numbers.
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Clicks to Bricks: How Online Retailers are Winning In Stores

As long-standing retailers are closing many of their brick-and-mortars and shifting their focus to online shopping, a string of online-first retailers have begun opening physical stores and inadvertently teaching industry veterans how to turn brick-and-mortars into a viable business strategy.
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Retail Roundtable: What’s In Store for In-Store in 2017

It's planning season for retailers, and the question on everyone's mind is: what will 2017 bring? We asked three industry experts, Chris Petersen, Stacey Widlitz and Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle to share their advice and insights for brands to leverage in the new year.
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