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Tax cuts to help sales climb 4.3%

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2018-02-15 18:17
Analysts are predicting the strongest sales growth this year since 2014, due in large part to new tax legislation and confident consumers.

Retail Roundup—H-E-B expands curbside; Kroger opens test kitchen

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2018-02-15 14:36
H-E-B announced the expansion of its curbside offering, Kroger will open a test kitchen in Cincinnati, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Amazon apparel popularity closing in on Target

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2018-02-15 12:31
When it comes to fashion purchases, Amazon is closing in on Target as the most shopped apparel retailer in the U.S.

Luxury shoppers' perceptions are changing, Mindshare study finds

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2018-02-15 12:16
The behavior of luxury shoppers is evolving, according to new research released by Mindshare North America, the global media agency network that's part of WPP.

Retail Roundup—Taco Bell CEO departs; Ace Hardware has record quarter

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2018-02-14 11:50
Taco Bell's CEO has stepped down to take another position, Ace Hardware had a record-setting fourth quarter, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

A Flipkart acquisition could expand Walmart's global reach

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2018-02-14 11:24
An acquisition of India's Flipkart could mean fierce competition with Amazon—and global recognition for Walmart.

Retail Roundup—Instacart gets more funding; Amazon lays off staff

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-13 21:22
Instacart finished a series E round of funding, Amazon laid off hundreds at headquarters, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Direct to consumer will dominate retail future: IAB

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-13 13:31
The industry is seeing a shift from the previous indirect brand-dominated U.S. economy to one ruled by direct brands, according to recent research by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

MadaLuxe to open bicoastal locations

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-13 13:04
MadaLuxe announced a second Vault store location in Southern California, plus a New York City showroom. The brand also promoted President Adam Freede to the role of CEO.

Digital coupon redemption jumps 67%

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-13 11:54
Consumer redemption of digital coupons rose 67% in 2017, up by double digits for the fifth year in a row.

Retail Roundup—GameStop terminates COO, EVP; Walmart upgrades in-store app

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2018-02-13 11:31
GameStop terminated its COO and executive VP this week without explanation, Walmart announced the upgrade of its in-store app, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Better POS data a must for retailers, vendors

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-02-12 13:08
Retailers are looking for more usable insights from data collected at point of sale. According to a 2018 POS Data Study by Askuity, 92% of retailers feel that better POS data could help them improve promotional effectiveness, reduce out of stocks and better forecast sales.

EBay helps brick-and-mortar stores stay 'Always Open'

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-02-12 12:07
EBay unveiled a new program called Always Open to support retailers in selling products on eBay after their physical stores have closed for the day.

Retail Roundup—CVS ups hourly pay; Walmart beats Amazon on pricing

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2018-02-12 11:36
CVS announced an hourly minimum wage hike to $11, Walmart's prices came in 10% lower than Amazon's, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.