Archive | May, 2019

Target Self Checkout & Assisted Checkout

Forget Omnichannel Retail and Think Harmonically — Target, Ulta and Best Buy Have

Omnichannel is a term losing favor in retail circles. For example, SageBerry Consulting’s Steven Dennis took retailers to task for thinking that omnichannel strategies are the answer for what ails retail. “The problem for far too many retailers is that they still are stuck in their channel-centric thinking and their organizations, metrics, systems and incentives still reflect […]

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Four Demographic Trends Determining Retailers’ Future

Everybody in retail knows that their success depends on understanding the customer. And understanding the customer starts with understanding their demographics. Demographics is defined as statistical data describing a population or groups within it. As a result, demographic trends shape the future of the consumer market. Because those trends are linear and predictable, retailers can […]

Chico's TellTale intimates brand

Chico’s Sales Are Sagging and Hopes Telltale Intimates Will Give the Uplift It Needs

Not long after delivering disappointing news about Chico’s FAS fourth quarter and full year 2018 results, it announced the launch of a new intimates product line, TellTale. It will be sold in a new way for Chico’s—online only, not in stores—and will be aimed at a new customer: younger women. The 36-year old Chico’s needs new energy as […]

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