Surrounded by Chaos, Shoppers Take Control

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Harried shoppers are trying to regain power in the areas of their lives where they could, and today that includes shopping trips. Retail brands should give it to them if they want to see higher sales. Based on what shoppers told us, we’ve devised a four-step strategy. Their world is in the grips of chaos, from ... Read more

Are You Speaking Your
Shoppers’ Language?

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Communication is the basis of a healthy shopper relationship, but lots of retailers that sell similar products communicate in very different ways. Are you getting your message right?  Is it just a Barbie Dreamhouse, or a guarantee of a good night’s sleep? This is how different retailers present one popular toy this holiday season — some ... Read more

Holiday Sales Look Bullish
– But Retailers Should Be Worried

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By Emily Dougherty, October 21, 2022 ||  BeautyInc. -  A Publication of WWD Women over the age of 50 have been routinely ignored by marketers for decades. Now, though, healthier and wealthier than any generation of women before them, Gen X is coming resolutely into focus. As American women age, they start feeling invisible and undervalued. This ... Read more

Channels are Dead: Meet Retail’s New Agnostic Shoppers

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Never mind Walmart and Amazon; today’s leading retail competitor might be Any Banner, Anywhere. Most shoppers will buy whatever they need when they need it, wherever they are, thanks to a proliferation of places to shop and products to buy. Here’s how retailers and manufacturers can recalibrate their strategies to capture today’s channel-agnostic shopper. Is ... Read more

Why are 50-plus Women Feeling Ignored in Advertisements?

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Nearly 66 million American women are in their 50s and 60s, and many of them make annual incomes of at least $100,000. Yet many feel ignored, because so much attention is still paid to the young. Yes, certainly retailers and brands should cater to Millennials, but they also should recognize the spending strength of older ... Read more

The Store Still Matters to Consumers Along with Digital

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In our latest shopper study, “Benchmarking The Future”, what is evident is this: over the last decade, we’ve digitized, we’ve “omnied”, we’ve “niched” and we’ve socialized.  It has been important to do that.  Many shoppers do want digital tools and omni-channel access, and new ways of connecting to each other, as well as new and ... Read more

Big Brands Still Matter – Stop Being So Defensive

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Small brands are gaining trust and influence on the store shelf, but can retailers just walk away from big heritage labels? Not likely. Shoppers want access to both small and big names, our research shows, but for different reasons. Here’s how adventure, and even self-expression, factor in, and how some merchants are responding. Bigger Brands ... Read more

Why and How Men are Doing the Everyday Shopping

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Men are making quick trips to the store, buying clothes online and influencing household purchases. How well does your brand know how to engage him? Our research reveals key behaviors of today’s shopping man, and how some brands are talking to them. He may not ask for directions to your store, but when it comes ... Read more

Shoppers Want Respect, Not Discounts | 7 Brands that Deliver

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Shoppers yearn for retailers that deliver respect, but our research shows only a handful deliver it the way shoppers want it. What are they doing right? We explore several examples of retail companies that succeed in winning the shopper’s respect. When the shopper wants to be put first, she goes to Aldi. Or Amazon or ... Read more

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