Study says more people buying beauty and personal care products online

The research found that Beauty and Personal Care, an industry traditionally rooted in the ability to touch, smell, sample and experiment with products in stores, is being played by a new set of rules.

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Don't let 'holiday creep' ruin your retail story

On the surface, holiday creep may not seem like a problem for retailers, but when you take a closer look, you can see how this phenomenon contributes to the erosion of brands.

When marketing to millennials, don't forget the basics

In planning for marketing to millennials at retail, there is still a commonality of experience that requires in-store merchandising not to lose sight of the fundamentals.

Generation D and brand identity

A lot of companies across the globe are going to die over the next few years – not because of macroeconomic stress, but because there is an entire emerging generation of customers who hate doing business with them.

How to create immersive in-store experiences with directional audio

Combining directional audio with digital signage offers an entirely new dimension to customer engagement.

Photos: Inside the new TargetExpress format

This past weekend, Target debuted its new store format, TargetExpress, which the company said is its smallest-footprint store to date.

Optical store installs mirrored touchscreen that encourages online social interaction

London-based optician Kite GB has installed a touchscreen mirror in its East End store, with help from technology provider Zytronic.

Luxury brand Tod's new retail space, Syracuse, New York

When Tod’s, an Italian luxury shoes and leather goods brand, acquired a new retail space at Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York, the mall’s design management team tapped architecture firm Colkitt & Co. to carry out Tod’s design concept and vision for the premium outlet location.

Morocco's first duty free stores get a new look

Morocco’s first duty free store operator will continue renovation of its Mohammed V International Airport stores through later this year.

Retail co-op can provide out-of-the-park benefits for all

Major brands in certain circumstances are willing to provide free resources to retailers in the form of co-op dollars.

How to add additional value to your products

How retail associates handle and present products to customers adds to, or reduces, the perceived value.

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Jewelry retailer Pandora implements assortment planning solution

Founded in 1982 as a local Danish jewelry shop, Pandora today has stores in more than 80 countries with 10,000 retail locations and 1,200 concept stores.

Book retailer ERNSTER adds 'Scan2Order' shopping feature

ERNSTER - l'esprit livre, Luxembourg's largest book retailer, has installed a new "Scan2Order" feature.

Retailers report 550-percent increase in the use of social media for merchandise planning

According to a survey released by Boston Retail Partners, retailers are focused on expanding their use of social media and technology solutions to deliver the products consumers want in a seamless shopping experience.

Quri launches Impact tool to track in-store conditions

Impact performs a granular, real-time analysis of in-store conditions data, including location, merchandising efforts and inventory.

Study: QuikTrip, Wawa named favorite convenience stores

Other regional players such as Sheetz, RaceTrac and Speedway also earned high enough scores to land in the top five.

Toys"R"Us unveils its holiday marketing plans

Free online layaway, an enhanced loyalty program are among the new strategies for the toy retailer.

Talbots selects Mi9 Retail merchandising solution

Software provider Mi9 Retail has announced that Talbots has selected Mi9 BI, Mi9 Merchant, and Sales Audit with Loss Prevention software products to replace its existing core merchandising and inventory management systems.

Ugam unveils Assortment Intelligence tool for retailers

Ugam has announced Assortment Intelligence, a solution that it says generates insights for retailers about what products to keep, carry and drop, based on real-time data collection and analysis.

GameStop adding beacons to its stores

Under the agreement, Shelfbucks will roll out its platform to GameStop stores in its test markets, including Austin and College Station, Texas, beginning in August.

Fujitsu, OnCue offer in-aisle point-of-information systems

Fujitsu has announced an international distribution and license agreement with OnCue Technologies, a developer of in-aisle point-of-information solutions that are designed to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Through this relationship, Fujitsu will resell OnCue Technologies' InfoCue and Expert OnCue mini...

Swirl, Motorola partner on beacon marketing solution

Swirl Networks, Inc., a provider of an enterprise-class beacon marketing platform, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Motorola Solutions, Inc. The two companies said they will work together in the areas of product, sales and services to support iBeacon technology rollouts in large-scale retail environments.

East of England Co-operative deploys category management solutions from Galleria

The largest independent retailer in East Anglia, East of England Co-operative Society, has announced its plans for implementation of category management solutions from Galleria, geared to optimizing the retailer's merchandising strategy and operations. East of England Co-operative Society operates 135...

Garden Ridge rebranding all stores to At Home

Garden Ridge, a home décor retail chain, has announced that it is investing $20 million to rebrand all stores to the successful At Home brand. According to the company, the new brand identity better reflects the company's mission to provide...

Study says 98% of shoppers buy private-label products

More shoppers are purchasing private label (store brand) products this year compared to last year, according to a recent study of more than 6,200 consumers by Market Force Information.

Galleria, Attraqt come together to offer omnichannel merchandising tool

Galleria, a provider of retail category planning, automation and optimization solutions, and online merchandising firm Attraqt announced they have formed a strategic alliance that will provide retailers with an end-to-end merchandising solution.

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Products strewn across shelves aren't appealing to customers, no matter how great those products are. Careful design of where products go, how they interface with the rest of the environment and their relationships with other products are all important aspects of building a great in-store experience for shoppers.