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7 Critical Tips for Specialty Retailers in the Amazon Era

The Retail Doctor

Before I share how specialty retailers can survive and thrive, a question. Retail Sales Customer Service cash flow visual merchandising

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What Is Specialty Retail?

iQmetrix

If you’re in retail and you research trends, news, or software solutions online, you might have heard the term “specialty retail” floating around. Specialty RetailBut it hardly ever comes with a clear definition and without that clear understanding, confusion can thrive and grow.

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Realizing the Potential Business-Specific Analytics in Specialty Retail (2021)

Retalon

Business Specific Analytics and AI for Specialty Retail. The word “retail” gets used interchangeably as if all retailers are all the same. Electronics and games retailers have presales and major demand spikes on game release days. Specialty-Specific Analytics.

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Increasing Revenue from Email: The Definitive Guide for Fashion, Apparel and Specialty Retailers

Sailthru

It produces more ROI for retailers — an estimated 4300%, according to the Data & Marketing Association — than any other. So why wouldn’t retailers prioritize increasing revenue from email? Surveying 200 retailers, Sailthru found that 66% consider increasing revenue from email to their highest-priority metric. Understanding that is also key for retailers who are serious about increasing revenue from email.

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Emerging Trends That Will Move Commerce in 2022

Experts predict emerging trends in Supply Chain, eCommerce, and Customer Experience that will determine winners in commerce in 2022.

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4 Retail Trends Specialty Retailers Need to Know

iQmetrix

In the past few years, there have been a number of new technologies that have surfaced and are leading the charge in retail trends; think artificial intelligence, increased automation, and virtual or augmented reality. Specialty RetailHowever, the trends that will really make a last impact on your customers are much simpler in concept and revolve around one idea—creating a community through personalization across all mediums: in-store, online, and in-product offerings.

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October Retail Sales Report: Mixed Signals for Specialty Retail

Springboard Retail

Springboard Retail identifies mixed signals for specialty retailers in October's U.S. Retail Sales Data and aggregated Springboard Retail customer results. Retail Tips & Techniques Business of Retail

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Beyond the Headlines: Springboard Retail Finds Positive News for Specialty Retailers After September Retail Sales Report

Springboard Retail

Springboard Retail finds positive news for specialty retailers after a deeper look at the September retail sales report and aggregated Springboard Retail customer sales data. Retail Tips & Techniques Business of Retail

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Leading Specialty Retailer Moves to ChannelAdvisor to Manage Amazon Advertising: Sees 2,500% Revenue Increase

ChannelAdvisor

With a sophisticated digital marketing strategy powered by ChannelAdvisor, a leading specialty retailer that manufactures and sells its custom-designed products globally is gaining a competitive edge. Known as a major player in the industrial sector, this specialty retailer aims to become a household name synonymous with quality. With an expansive portfolio of products, the retailer’s customers run the gamut from the industrial sector to office park businesses.

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4 Supply Chain Analytics Capabilities For Specialty Retailers

Supply Chain Management and Analytics for Retailers

represent the radically changed customer base faced by specialty retailers. The post 4 Supply Chain Analytics Capabilities For Specialty Retailers appeared first on Solvoyo. Analytics Retail Supply Chain PlanningI have two millennial sons. They (and their girlfriends ?? They buy with vastly more […].

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Francesca’s to Shutter an Additional 97 Stores

Retail TouchPoints

The apparel and accessories retailer is seeking to sell both its brick-and-mortar locations and its ecommerce holdings. The retailer previously announced plans to close 140 stores and renegotiate a number of leases at other locations.

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The Children's Place launches tween brand Sugar & Jade

Retail Dive

The specialty retailer is entering into the $8 billion tween apparel market with the introduction of its new DTC entity

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Can UpWest lead the way forward for Express?

Retail Dive

The DTC brand is opening stores, will launch a partnership with a major retailer this year and may be just the thing the specialty retailer was looking for

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Abercrombie & Fitch launches activewear brand, YPB

Retail Dive

With its new sub-brand, which stands for Your Personal Best, the specialty retailer is entering the crowded space of activewear

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The Year of the Puppy Love: 2020 Valentine Data Unplugged

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

billion in sales, pet store retailers have a lot more reasons to celebrate the Year of the Puppy Love. According to the latest reports from NRF 2020 Report and Survey, Consumers are most likely to spend an average of $30.19 on family members other than their spouses compared to $29.87

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The Year of the Puppy Love: 2020 Valentine Data Unplugged

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

billion in sales, pet store retailers have a lot more reasons to celebrate the Year of the Puppy Love. According to the latest reports from NRF 2020 Report and Survey, Consumers are most likely to spend an average of $30.19 on family members other than their spouses compared to $29.87

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Department stores miss out on Fourth of July consumer attention

RetailDive

Specialty retailers, while giving off-price retailers a run for their money, leaned on promotions to sway shoppers, according to Wedbush analysts

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The Year of the Puppy Love: 2020 Valentine Data Unplugged

RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

billion in sales, pet store retailers have a lot more reasons to celebrate the Year of the Puppy Love. All it takes for specialty store owners to thrive in current economic cycle is to have a reliable, seamless and smart end-to-end retail management software like ChainDrive to help you clap along with happiness while managing your pet business operations in real time including the millions of Gift Cards which consumers will exchange and redeem at a staggering pace….

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5 Black Friday Strategies You Might Not Have Thought Of

iQmetrix

Retail Marketing Featured Specialty RetailEven though our minds may be in the summer groove, we need to make room for the Black Friday strategies to start forming. When the long lines of customers are waiting patiently at your door, make sure you’re ready to satisfy. Here are 5 ways to ensure you have a successful holiday season.

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5 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Your Retail Business

iQmetrix

While it may be the middle of summer, retailers are always thinking about their busiest season of the year: the holidays (and no, I'm not talking about any Christmas in July sales your team may be planning). No matter what you or your customers celebrate, October, November, and December prove to be the most wonderful—and most stressful—time of the year for retailers. Specialty Retail

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Retail Pro International warns retailers against digital transformation ‘white elephants’

Retail Technology Review

Retail Pro International, provider of platform retail management software for mid- and top-tier specialty retailers, is warning retailers undertaking digital transformations that they may be left with white elephants if they fail to integrate with the existing ecosystem

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Cavender’s adopts TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI solution

Retail Technology Review

TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced that Cavender's, a premier specialty retailer of Western and work footwear, apparel and accessories for the American South and Southwest, has adopted its TrueCommerce ecUtopia EDI platform to seamlessly collaborate with their entire supplier community and boost supply chain efficiency. Internet Retailing Retail Supply Chain

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Cole Haan Deploys Platform Supporting Unified Commerce

Retail TouchPoints

The platform’s microservices-based design and open architecture can accommodate new tools and services, allowing retailers to quickly adapt to shifting customer and business demands. “In Cole Haan operates 90+ retail stores in the U.S.

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Toys“R”Us: How out-of-stock situations are killing the toy giant

TradeGecko

Running out of stock is one of the worst things that can happen to a major specialty retailer. During the 2015 holiday season, Toys”R”Us experienced this first hand. For a company that has built its reputation on carrying the biggest range of toys and baby products, the prevalence of empty shelves has damaged their brand image. Insights & Analysis Inventory Management

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Winning Windows Competition Spotlights Holiday Retail Artistry: Submit Your Nomination

Retail TouchPoints

Department stores, specialty retailers and luxury brands alike will display their holiday spirit using best-in-class design and storytelling strategies to draw these shoppers in. As consumers work to check off their holiday shopping lists, many will be flocking to physical stores.

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Best Buy to Boosts Retail Media Insights Through New Partnership

Retail TouchPoints

Best Buy will partner with DoubleVerify , a software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, to improve the measurement capabilities of its Best Buy Ads retail media network. Retail media networks are a lucrative business — Walmart reported revenue of $2.1

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Top Retail Industry Conferences, Markets, and Trade Shows – US & Canada

Springboard Retail

Grab your calendars—we've compiled the top retail conferences, markets, and trade shows in the US and Canada for various specialty retail verticals, from swimwear to pets. Events Retail Buying Business of Retail

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DICK’S Sporting Goods to Open Its First Southeast and Northwest Public Lands Locations

Retail TouchPoints

DICK’S Sporting Goods will open four new locations of its outdoor specialty retail brand Public Lands this fall, including its first locations in the Southeast and Northwestern U.S. Additionally, the retailer offers in-store gear repair and a rental department.

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Robling Releases Analytics Tools To Assist Reopening Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

Robling is offering COVID-19 store reopening analytics for both essential and specialty retailers. The tools are designed to help retailers navigate operations during the pandemic with the environment’s special considerations in mind.

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Sun & Ski Sports Shares Region- and Season-Specific Video Content to Stores via Cloud Solution

Retail TouchPoints

In its 32 locations across 12 states, outdoor specialty retailer Sun & Ski Sports can easily share customer-facing content that’s specific to the season and its stores’ individual regions, via a partnership with Carousel Digital Signage.

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rue21 Expands Size-Inclusive Product Offerings to 36 More Stores

Retail TouchPoints

Specialty retailer rue21 continues to invest in its size-inclusive product offering, extending its plus-size fashion to an additional 36 stores. In December 2020, the retailer also recruited retail executive Candace Kearney, who joined rue21 from plus-size fashion retailer Torrid.

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Pottery Barn Partners With The Renewal Workshop To Market Refurbished Products

Retail TouchPoints

The products are available on The Renewal Workshop web site , along with merchandise from other brand partners such as apparel companies Osprey and Carhartt and Coyuchi , a specialty retailer of cotton home textiles.

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Designer Brands Expands into Premium Athletic Footwear Category with Topo Acquisition

Retail TouchPoints

“They understand our brand mission, they support our strategy and focus around specialty retail, and they’re excited about our growing global footprint.

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PacSun Names Co-CEOs and New President

Retail TouchPoints

PacSun has named Alfred Chang and Mike Relich as its new Co-CEOs, and promoted PacSun Chief Brand Officer Brieane Olson to President of the specialty retailer. All three executives are retail veterans with decades of experience.

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ThredUP Continues Anti-Fast Fashion Offensive with V-Day Campaign, adds Francesca’s to Resale Roster

Retail TouchPoints

The company also continues to grow its resale-as-a-service offering, with specialty retailer Francesca’s tapping ThredUP to power its new resale offering. Francesca’s is the latest retailer to join the ThredUP fold with its new Forever Francesca’s resale program.

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Mattress Firm Files for IPO 6 Years After Going Private

Retail TouchPoints

Mattress Firm has publicly filed for an IPO that will return the furniture retailer to the public markets six years after South Africa’s Steinhoff International took the company private.

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HBC Splits Saks OFF 5TH Into Online and In-Store Businesses — a Path Other Brands May Follow

Retail TouchPoints

The department store retailer took a similar route by dividing Saks Fifth Avenue into distinct ecommerce and brick-and-mortar companies — a move that could become a trend among apparel and specialty retailers.

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rue21 to Open 15 Stores in 2021

Retail TouchPoints

Specialty retailer rue21 plans to open 15 stores in 2021, following the recent openings of three new brick-and-mortar stores. The retailer recently launched its rue rewards loyalty program, which already has more than 2.8 ” News Briefs design:retail News new stores Rue21

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Reports: Nike Cutting Ties With Six Retailers, Including DSW and Urban Outfitters

Retail TouchPoints

Nike has reportedly closed its accounts with DSW , Urban Outfitters , Shoe Show , Dunham’s Sports , Olympia Sports and Big 5 Sporting Goods as the retailer pulls out of specialty retailers and department stores, according to Forbes and other media outlets.

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Backcountry Dives Deeper into Consumer Insights via Experience Management Platform

Retail TouchPoints

As ecommerce sales continue to surge for recreation products, outdoor gear and clothing retailer Backcountry is elevating its digital game by mining customer data to deliver a better experience and offering.

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Winning Windows Returns for 2021 Holiday Season: Nominations Now Open

Retail TouchPoints

Department stores, specialty retailers and luxury brands alike embrace these spaces to create wondrous experiences and inspire shoppers, and it is the design and creative teams that help bring these experiences to life.

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5 Ways the Right POS Simplifies Repair and Services Workflows

iQmetrix

More and more, specialty retailers offer additional in-store services—like repairs, alterations, or custom tailoring—to differentiate themselves from and offer more value than the competition. Think Best Buy’s Geek Squad, which positions staff as personal technology officers as opposed to sales associates, or jewelry stores that do repairs, cleaning, and maintenance in addition to sales.

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Today's the Day: A Retailer's Guide to Holiday Preparedness

iQmetrix

iQmetrix’s resident specialty retail marketing expert, Sive O’Neill, recently posted a blog discussing marketing ideas for the upcoming holiday season. She made it clear that retailers should always be thinking about the seasonal rush of Black Friday and Christmas and planning ahead is the key to a profitable holiday season. Retail Operations