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Top 25 Retail Industry Websites You Need to Read

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

We hand-picked the best blogs, publications, & sources that every retailer should check out, and put them in one handy list. Whether you’re looking for tips and tricks on running a better store or want to stay abreast with current events in the retail industry, these sites should give you your fix.

How Golf is a lot like Selling

submitted by Kevin Graff

Over the course of 18 holes a few things started to occur to me:
1. My golf game needs a lot of work!
2. I should invest in a golf ball manufacturing business
3. Golf is a lot like selling
Just consider some of the fundamentals required to be be good a both golf and selling...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Physical Inventory

submitted by Scott Kreisberg

Spring cleaning and getting in order for retailers is actually happening after the holidays in January for most of you, because you are setting the tone for the New Year. The key to a successful Physical Inventory (PI) is organization. Learn about the key organizational steps that have proven successful in the past and continue to help our customers today.

Consumer experience re-imagined in a mall for Millennials

submitted by Chris Petersen

The future of retail can be completely reimagined when the focus is on the building the total customer experience from the ground up. An integrated, connected experience changes both consumer and retailer behavior.

Can traditional retail survive the pending FANG attack?

submitted by Chris Petersen

In the unfolding "Clash of the Titans" we are witnessing unprecedented change that will disrupt the very foundations of traditional retail. The "e" in ecommerce today literally means how to connect with consumers everywhere.

3 Ways Forward-Thinking Retailers Are Using Instagram to Drive Sales

submitted by Editor

Instagram is a godsend for a lot of retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry. With more than 200 million active users and engagement rates that are 58% and 120% higher than Facebook and Twitter respectively, Instagram gives merchants plenty of opportunities to showcase their products and put them in front of a wider audience.

5 ways retailers can actually sell more by helping us buy

submitted by Chris Petersen

Retailers are so hung up in their legacy of "selling stuff" that they missed how consumers have moved on. The ultimate irony is that retailers could sell a whole lot more if they just helped make it easier for us to buy what we want.

The Future “Smart City” meets the “Smart Store”

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Having spent some time in Hong Kong, some future technology questions came to mind. Where is Hong Kong on the Internet of Things (IoT) "Smart City" journey? Will the "Smart City" ever connect to the "Smart Retail Store"? What are possible breakthrough apps at the intersection of the two?

It’s a Two-Way Street For Both Employers and Employees

submitted by Kevin Graff

There has been a lot of press lately highlighting how a number of big name retailers have upped their starting pay rates. In one case, Starbucks has gone as far as paying 100% of the college tuition for its employees … WELL DONE!

4 Smart Investments Retailers Can Make in 2015 (and How to Minimize Risk)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

There’s some truth to the saying “You have to spend money to make money.” When you’re running a business, shelling out without seeing an immediate return is part of the territory. The question is, which products or services are worth spending money on?