In retail, companies have been riding in rough air for some time, and they will need to “keep their seatbelts fastened” in the months to come.
Retailers wondering about the future of brick and mortar should look at a different set of three words for some encouragement: Back to school.
Keith Jelinek and Rick Maicki write about the BTS selling period, the opportunity to connect with shoppers before the holiday season, and consumer expectations for BTS shopping.
Keith Jelinek discusses results from a recent BRG Retail survey that found that back-to-school shoppers are largely visiting bricks-and-mortar stores.
BRG today announced the results of its Retail practice’s 2019 back-to-school survey, which found that consumers are ready to visit brick-and-mortar stores.
Spring may feel like an overnight shift to consumers—they wake up one day to find leaves on trees and pastel hues in shop windows—but to retailers it can represent a year’s worth of inventory planning.
BRG Retail writes about operating results, store closures and bankruptcies, the continuing evolution of retail, and critical themes for the C-suite.
Last year, in our review of operating results from the 2017 holiday season, we noted that retailers were “walking a tightrope” when it came to maintaining gross margins in the retail business environment. Guess what? Things didn’t improve much in 2018!
Retailers have felt the rising impact of online shopping generally and of Amazon in particular, and have witnessed a dramatic evolution of consumer buying patterns.
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