Retail Industry

Many Say the Brick-and-Mortar Retail Industry Is Dying. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

When I was growing up in retail, the word was that "department stores are dying. That was in the early 1980s. Then came the...
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Do Retailers Need to Increase Foot Traffic?

In a world of declining store traffic, there are a number of things retailers need to do to thrive. This post shares the five most important actions.

LPM Survey Results: Looks Like Some of Us Will Have to Change Our Toy-Shopping...

It would appear that approximately 30 percent of our respondents are going to have to find another outlet to buy toys for the children (and adults) in their lives.
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5 Omni-channel Retailing Examples in 2018

As online-only retailers continue to see expanded success, traditional brick-and-mortar stores must turn to new strategies to keep up with customer demand. Today's retail...

LPM Insider Survey: Where Are You Most Likely to Buy Toys?

In last week’s most-read article, “What Happened to Toys "R" Us?,” we learned that the iconic toy megastore has announced that it plans to...

LPM Insider Survey Results: Should Retailers Restrict the Sale of Firearms? Readers Are Split.

In last week’s LPM Insider Survey, we discussed the decision made by several retailers to restrict purchases of certain firearms and gun accessories, or...

What Happened to Toys “R” Us?

September 2017: Toys "R" Us declares bankruptcy. Early 2018: Toys "R" Us announces the closure of 180 stores. February 2018: Toys "R" Us announces the closure...

LPM Survey: Should Retailers Restrict the Sale of Firearms?

Gun control issues have been an ongoing topic, and recently back in the spotlight as a primary focus of attention following the recent tragedy...

Why Amazon Go is a ‘No-Go’ for Most Retailers

As Nick Wingfield, technology correspondent for the New York Times describes in his vivid, firsthand account of shopping at the Amazon Go store "Inside...

Now Amazon Doesn’t Care If You “Accidentally” Shoplift

Got your attention, right? After five years of development and fourteen months of testing, Amazon opened a new, cashier-less Amazon Go grocery/convenience store in...
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