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Platform Unification Is More Important Than Ever for Retailers

Successful retail requires flexibility. Recently, omnichannel was groundbreaking, but Retail Dive now reports it as a consumer baseline expectation. Let’s say a consumer is Read more

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Proved the Omnichannel Customer Has Fully Matured
December 2, 2022

Now widely reported, last weekend’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were record-breaking on all accounts. Nearly 200 million customers hit physical retail stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend according to NRF, a feat all of its own and a validation of the brick & mortar store in an age of omnichannel sales strategy. […]

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Consumers Seek More Value from Travel and Hospitality
December 2, 2022

A recent report from PwC suggests that revenue for hotels will continue to go up over the coming months. This is great news for hoteliers who survived the 2020 pandemic and are looking to recoup costs. What’s more, studies also suggest that customers are happy to pay for these increased prices, even at inflated rates. […]

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Colorado healthcare incentives
Are Colorado’s Crafty Healthcare Incentives an Effective Strategy to Lower State Care Costs?
December 2, 2022

Colorado has some of the most expensive healthcare in the U.S., which already spends more than any other country on administering healthcare. Some studies place it in the top half of most expensive states for care in the U.S., while others place it in the top 10. In 2018, for example, Colorado’s average price per […]

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Platform Unification Is More Important Than Ever for Retailers
August 23, 2022
Successful retail requires flexibility. Recently, omnichannel was groundbreaking, but Retail Dive now reports it as a consumer baseline expectation. Let’s say a consumer is Read more
AI is Driving Market Personalization
May 5, 2022
When Gary Hawkings first started his career in retail, he didn’t know exactly where the road might take him. Rightfully, he has carved his own path and now sits down with host Read more
Introducing “What Just Happened?” with Christine Russo
April 21, 2022
Join Christine Russo, a leading industry analyst, in her discussions with leaders in retail, technology, innovation, metaverse and more.   Getting consumers to stay Read more
Reinventing Normal: Do Department Stores Have a Future?
April 15, 2022
Writer, speaker, retail futurist, and founder of consulting agency 22nd&5th  Howard Saunders joins Reinventing Normal host Mark Landini to discuss the future of retail stores. Read more
It’s Time to Use Media to Reengage C-Store Customers
August 23, 2021
Even as convenience store revenue holds strong in the midst of a labor shortage, a lasting weakness of current c-store operations is coming from outside forces: the consumers. Read more
How Brick and Mortar Stores Will Personalize the Guest Experience
August 4, 2021
Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest Read more
How Retailers Plan to Bring Back Shoppers This Summer
June 2, 2021
Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest Read more
Amazon Quietly Began Building a Grocery Chain During Pandemic
March 11, 2021
(Bloomberg) As many businesses struggled to survive the pandemic, Amazon.com Inc. was quietly building a national grocery chain.The first Amazon Fresh store opened to the public in Los Angeles Read more
How FedEx and Walmart are Taking the Sting Out of Returns this Holiday Season
December 23, 2020
  Walmart and FedEx are teaming up this holiday season to try to take the sting out of the returns process. Now, everyone knows that feeling of opening a gift from a well-meaning friend or Read more