Shining a light on 'dark stores'
Sharing a recent article that appeared in Retailing Today
BY PETE WHARTON
Some retailers are starting to realize that the key to better customer experiences might be sitting right under their noses. Enter the concept of the "dark store." ...read more
The re-fragmentation of retail
A Retailing Today article
BY MIKE TROY
The nature of competition in the retail industry is not what it used to be. The top 10 U.S. retailers now account for more than $1,200,000,000,000. The big have gotten bigger and will continue to do so in the near term, however there is also a dramatic "re-fragmentation" of the retail industry underway. ...read more
REITs: A smart move for retailers?
An article from Retailing Today
BY STUART EISENBERG
A red-hot real estate market and sky-high property values have some retailers, including Macy's and more recently, McDonalds, feeling the pressure to cash in on the value of their real estate assets. How? By spinning off store properties and/or land assets into a REIT and entering into a lease-back deal. ...read more
Sorry, mobile: Cash is still king in retail
An interesting article from Retailing Today
Novenber 13, 2015 | BY JOAN BRANCACCIO
A analysts, pundits and economists of all stripes have long predicted the demise of paper and coin currency along with the dawn of a cashless society. The reality, however, is that cash is still the king in the retail industry, and will most likely continue to remain so for decades. ...read more