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Retail Roundup—Dollar General's new CIO; retail sales up 5.2%

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-06-27 11:42
Dollar General named a new CIO, retail sales are up 5.2%, Eddie Bauer is considering a sale, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

The role of retail's chief feedback officer

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-06-27 11:35
Highly important and rarely talked about is the role of the chief feedback officer in retail, a position that requires the marrying of customer and employee feedback in a holistic view.

Williams Sonoma opens dual concept store

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-06-27 11:24
Williams Sonoma will open its largest concept store in Seattle this week, featuring a new look for the home brand. The store will include kitchen and food products, a curated assortment of food from local businesses and the company's Home furnishing products.

Q&A—How retailers can prepare for peak shopping season

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-06-26 13:04
It may be hot outside, but inside retailers are already thinking about the winter months. Still, they can underestimate how complex it is to successfully plan for shopping's peak season. FierceRetail spoke with Stefan Weitz, executive VP of technology services at Radial, about digital and in-store strategies to prepare effectively.

E-commerce fraud losses down 35%

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-06-26 12:28
E-commerce fraud as a percentage of sales dollars has been declining since the first quarter of 2016.

Retail Roundup—Target's new apartment location, Office Depot's B2B push

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-06-26 12:00
Target is opening a small format in a new apartment building, Office Depot is pushing B2B sales, SimpleTire is delivering to FedEx, and Sears Canada is restructuring.

Retail Roundup—Best Buy to test rental option; Deliv expands to alcohol industry

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-06-22 16:55
Electronics retailer Best Buy will test a new rent-before-you-buy option, Wegmans is planning to offer grocery delivery service and Deliv joins the alcohol industry with same-day delivery.

Kenzo’s new checkout option

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-06-22 16:41
ContentSquare increased European fashion brand Kenzo's conversion rates by 150% in just one week. CEO Jonathan Cherki explains three common issues detected in retail and brand websites across the board.

Promotions spark 54% of impulse buys

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-06-22 09:46
Despite the popularity of e-commerce, in-store shopping remains a major retail driver. A new survey found that promotions and sales spark 54% of impulse buys in-store. Scott Moore, senior vice president of marketing for Mood Media, shares what contributes to a positive brick-and-mortar shopping experience.

Retail Roundup—Shanghai tests futuristic convenience store; children's apparel retailer files for bankruptcy

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-06-21 16:05
New 24-hour convenience store with no registers or staff begins trial run in Shanghai; Gymboree filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; and Neiman Marcus ends its pursuit to sell the company.

Q&A—Online back-to-school shopping up 75%

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-06-21 10:13
Consumers are opting out of the hassle that comes with brick-and-mortar shopping as the trend of online back-to-school shopping increases over 75% in the last 5 years. Yahoo spokesperson Courtney McKlveen breaks down what retailers can expect this September.