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Retail Marketing Tip: Care About The Customer Pass-Off

Where do you think retail marketing starts? No, not a coupon or your website. It's by showing how much care you give at the end of a sale. In my work with window fashions dealers, I always suggested they leave a bouquet of flowers on the table after they had thoroughly cleaned up their work areas and cleaned the window glass. Show More Summary

Omnichannel Warning: Retail Is About Discovery,Not In Being Discovered

I recently purchased a canteen. It is detailed in leather and has intricate lacing. Oh, I had no need for it. It wasn’t on sale. I didn’t spot it online. I saw it in a store. In Montana. For 75 bucks. And I don’t have a horse. And I don’t go camping. I just lik ed it. That discovery is at the center of the debate about where shopping is headed.

West Virginia Retailers Association and Retail Minded Form Partnership

Parker, CO– August 22, 2014 –The West Virginia Retailers Association and Retail Minded have formed a partnership in a continuing effort to better support the independent businesses and retailers within the West Virginia Retailers Association. Show More Summary

Leadership Tip: Internalizing other people’s behaviors and actions

Grow your sales and your leadership skills by participating in the September Four Weeks to Substantially Higher Average Sales group starting next week. This program gets results. Details at the end of today’s post. Susan, a twenty-four year old manager,...

Burger king buys Tim Hortons

One of the biggest fast food chains Burger King has decided to buy Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion dollars. Burger king also might move their headquarters to Canada. This merger will benefit both brands to compete with other fast food giants like McDonald’s. It will also help with Burger King’s breakfast menu that has been […]

3 Reasons To Prepare for the Holidays Today

The holidays are approaching… whether you’re ready or not. By now, hopefully you have identified and purchased the products you plan to sell, but beyond great inventory what else have you done to get ready? Below are three things you can do today to help jump-start your holiday season into being one of the best [...]

Be a Part of the 2015 Retail Minded Resource Guide!

Do you offer a service or product that supports independent retailers in their efforts of achieving sales and store success? Retail Minded is currently evaluating products, services and solutions that cater to independent retailers and we welcome your brand or company to be considered for the 2015 Retail Minded Resource Guide. The Retail Minded Resource Guide [...]

The World of Shopping Malls… Literally

Ever wonder how malls impact retail at large? Consumers? Sales? The infographic above, provided by, shares some fascinating insight into some of the best and largest malls across the world.

ModCloth Purported First Retailer to Pledge Against Photoshopped Ads

The 'Heroes Pledge for Advertisers' could lead to a more realistic portrayal of body images

6 Smart Ways to Spend $1000 (Or Less) To Attract More Retail Customers

When I was in fifth grade, my dad took me to the Schwinn bicycle shop in Toledo and told me I could have any bike I wanted for my birthday. So many possibilities! It was like winning the lottery! Nowadays, when it comes to my speaking and consulting business, spending money rarely has that exuberance. Show More Summary

How Mobile Personalization is Shaping the In-Store Customer Experience

Personalizing the retail experience is the single most important innovation retailers must embrace to thrive in the new omni-channel world. The essence of retail is the relationship between the brand and the individual. Every person is different and personalization technology has finally given us the tools to celebrate that individuality at every touchpoint. When an [...]

Retailers Can Lend Teachers a Helping Hand

In the United States, over four million hard-working K-12 teachers bear the responsibility for educating our children, but too often they’re not given the tools they need to do their jobs. In many school districts, the budget barely covers the basics, so when back-to-school season hits, many teachers find themselves pulling out their own wallets [...]

Avoiding failure or creating success?

Years ago, Jaguar was a car known for a hefty price tag and poor quality. When Ford Motor Company acquired the brand they discovered that there were a number of employees whose only job was to try to catch all...

3D-Printed Shoes: Novelty or Fashion Accessory?

United Nude unveils its 'Float' footwear at its flagship store in New York City

‘Hello Kitty’ Likely Inspiration for Kate Spade Retail Campaign

The 'Hello Tokyo' collection features sushi, geishas, and a cat that somewhat resembles the iconic Japanese character

The Marriage of Bricks and Clicks

Everyone knows that the retail landscape is evolving at a rate so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. While many retailers have fallen behind, others are experimenting with new business models, operations, and store management, as well as Read on! ?

Top 5 U.S. Metro Areas for Menswear Spending

The world is experiencing a menaissance. Men are taking an increased interest in their appearance, are more in tune with the latest fashion trends, and are changing the rules of the menswear market.   Responding to the upsurge in demand Read on! ?

Meet the New Male Consumer

Once an afterthought in the apparel landscape, male consumers are now becoming the new darling of the fashion industry. Over the past few years, men have increased their shopping activity and taken a greater interest in their overall appearance, as Read on! ?

The Top 5 Metro Areas for Spending on Personal Care Products

The beauty and personal care industry is expected to experience robust growth in the coming years as the increasing number of new products with advanced formulations continues to influence demand. Sales of beauty and personal care products rose 7% in Read on! ?

Brick and Mortar Stores are the Future of Retail

With all the hype around online and digital, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. While digital has been one of the principal disrupters in retail, pure-play online retailers, such as Amazon, only account for 5% of total U.S. retail Read on! ?

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