Retail apocalypse

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Do mini Shopping Carts for Kids increase sales?

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Customer in Training, reads the little flag-shaped sign. The six-year-old girl valiantly pushes her mini shopping cart down the aisles, her candy-pink fairy costume making waves with each step. Some customers find it touching. But…

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Voice of Customer programs could have saved these 5 retailers

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After 130 years of existence, Sears found itself under the US creditor protection act on October 14. What lesson should be learned from this major event? Never stop listening to your customers and implementing Voice…

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4 Golden rules of retail survival

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In a complex world, being intelligent means ignoring the irrelevant rather than accumulating an abundance of information. Yet retailers rely on increasingly more complex data in order to act. Almost all of their forecasts turn…

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Light at the end of the tunnel for shopping centres struggling to fill vacant anchor tenants

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Large spaces formerly occupied by anchor tenants continue to sit unclaimed in Canadian shopping centres. However, there is hope amid the stressful times for retail landlords. Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm, recently came…

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Resurrecting the Zombie Shopping Malls

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“Zombie” shopping malls, or “dead malls”, are multiplying. And it’s a major challenge to bring them back to life.   It’s a worldwide phenomenon. Shopping malls are falling like flies. Two hundred US malls disappeared…

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Is Retail Dead?

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Headlines are announcing brand closures with a vengeance. We’re living in a state of retail fearmongering, with claims that “retail is dying, we’re living in the retail apocalypse: the greatest closures ever seen…” Media is…

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