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The One Thing

Simplicity is a competitive advantage. Most leaders and companies over complicate things, and when they do they lose their effectiveness. I believe in the KISS model, and no, there’s nothing stupid about simplicity. It’s about learning to Keep It Successfully...

Sports Licensing Tailgate Show Welcomes Independent Retailer Conference

Parker, CO  (January 13, 2015) – The Independent Retailer Conference is thrilled to join the Sports Licensing and Tailgate show scheduled for January 14-16, 2015 in Las Vegas. A first time experience for Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show attendees, the Independent Retailer Conference will be free for all attendees to experience – allowing them to engage, […]

Liam Casey: “Transparency is Key in an Open Marketplace”

Liam Casey, Founder and CEO of PCH, on how brands and consumers are closer then ever in today's marketplace

Robert Stephens: “Harness Your Connected Workforce”

Founder of Geeksquad talks about the power of the connected employee at PSFK's Future of Retail San Francisco

Introducing PSFK’s Future of Retail Tours

Trends from PSFK's 2015 Future of Retail manifest in tours of NYC stores that exemplify best-in-class retail destinations

3 Retail Customer Service Tips To Grow Sales

Attracting visitors to your store through occasional promotions, events, and a killer website is a great start, but how do you turn those visitors into customers?

A Brief Retailer’s Guide to 2015

Our retail world is changing faster than ever before and it will be the retailers who can adapt to change most effectively that will steal the show. These are my thoughts as to some of the challenges and changes retailers face. It is up to you to determine which ones affect your business and how [...]

Future Credit Cards Could Use Quantum Physics

Researchers in the Netherlands propose technologies to enhance credit card and ID security

How Retailers Can Sell On Value Over Price

What an item is worth and what an item is priced at are often used simultaneously in many retailers’ marketing materials and sales pitches. Many customers will balk at an item they don’t think is worth the price by saying, “It’s notShow More Summary

How A Contactless Glove Lets Shoppers Wave And Pay

Barclaycard tests fast-track system for in-store purchases throughout holiday season

Is Amazon Set to be a Future Kickstarter and Mentor Hub for Makers?

E-commerce giant could offer budding inventors an all-inclusive package that could challenge Kickstarter, Quirky, Etsy and others

Leadership and creating your future

In my late twenties I went through a pretty rough stretch. I was selling my store for a loss, my girlfriend was in love with another guy, and I felt about as low as you can get. One day when...

Wet Seal Employees Thrown Into The Drink.What Does That Say To Retail?

Thirty-five years ago I got the order from the boss to go down to the store in Tustin and move everything up to the new store in Pasadena. I got down there with a truck only to find no one had told the crew. The store was still open. They...Show More Summary

How To Build Retail Customer Loyalty

Lower foot falls, lower conversions, and lower margins are haunting many retailers from the biggest box to the tiniest boutique. When I ask retailers what their greatest challenge is they often respond like this, “Keeping customers interested...Show More Summary

MainStreet Libertyville Joins Retail Minded’s Partner Program

January 5, 2015 (Parker, CO) – MainStreet Libertyville and Retail Minded Magazine have announced their partnership in an effort to better support the independent businesses and retailers within the MainStreet Libertyville organization. Show More Summary

Ralph Lauren’s Upcoming Restaurant In New York City

The Polo Bar is due to open this month near to the Fifth Avenue flagship store.

2015 Retail Trends and Predictions Brought to You by Vend

Last year, we saw more merchants venture into omnichannel retailing and try in-store marketing solutions such as beacons. In 2015, we anticipate stores to double down on these strategies and continue to ?nd ways to bridge the gap between o?ine and digital channels. In addition, we expect platforms such as social media and mobile to [...]

7 Retail Industry Trends For 2015

Each year presents retailers with new opportunities, old challenges, and outside forces that will affect their prospects for a profitable year. What happened in the previous year can help you spot and plan for the trends of the future. This is my take… Robots are here. Show More Summary

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