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Grocery Stores Will Be the Big Winners This Holiday Season
Grocery Stores Will Be the Big Winners This Holiday Season
November 21, 2022  |  Retail

Special foods and overeating may be synonymous with the holidays, but this year, PYMNTS research shows, the additional cost of groceries alongside an increase in...

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3 Ways Retailers Just Proved That Innovation and Change Are Still Alive
3 Ways Retailers Just Proved That Innovation and Change Are Still Alive
November 19, 2022  |  Retail

For 60 years, Walmart’s stores have dotted the American landscape, its cavernous Supercenters serving as the one-stop-shop of choice for value-minded consumers, often in rural...

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Holiday Spending Hinges on Checkout Innovation and BNPL
Holiday Spending Hinges on Checkout Innovation and BNPL
November 18, 2022  |  Checkout Conversion

This holiday season, the final critical checkout moment — be it at the register, the self-service kiosk or especially hovering above an online buy button...

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Demand for Brand Authenticators Rises Amid Growing Threat of Counterfeits
Demand for Brand Authenticators Rises Amid Growing Threat of Counterfeits
November 17, 2022  |  Retail

Recalling then-candidate Joe Biden’s 2019 advice that out-of-work coal miners should learn to code, now-unemployed coders may want to check job listings for “Luxury Procurement...

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Is Data the Cure-All for Subscription Retention and Churn?
Is Data the Cure-All for Subscription Retention and Churn?
November 17, 2022  |  Subscriptions

As pretty much any retailer and brand can attest, acquiring and retaining subscription customers in a good economy — particularly high-value ones — is no...

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Retail Report’s Discretionary Spending Pullback Signals Holiday Headwinds
Retail Report’s Discretionary Spending Pullback Signals Holiday Headwinds
November 16, 2022  |  Retail

Consumers spent more last month than some observers expected. What remains to be seen is whether that trend can continue. Commentary from Target Wednesday (Nov....

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Subscriptions Front and Center of Consumers’ Essential Non-Essential Debate
Subscriptions Front and Center of Consumers’ Essential Non-Essential Debate
November 16, 2022  |  Subscription Commerce

Inflation is changing consumer behavior — and not just in terms of shoppers looking for bargains. Many consumers are on the verge of eliminating subscriptions...

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Tight Holiday Sales Outlook Heightens Demand to Reduce Retail Returns
Tight Holiday Sales Outlook Heightens Demand to Reduce Retail Returns
November 15, 2022  |  Retail

At a time when retailers are competing aggressively on price to drive sagging sales, the need to limit returns via virtual try-on tools and tougher...

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Inflation Stokes Recession Fears While Slamming Retail Earnings
Inflation Stokes Recession Fears While Slamming Retail Earnings
November 09, 2022  |  Retail

In some ways, the current inflation-recession prediction cycle is reminiscent of the guessing game of 2020, in which consumers and businesses spent loads of mental...

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