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My team wrote the article back in 2013 and I've taken clients on tours of Hointer's concept store in Seattle so I am very familiar with this system. I actually think the Hointer system and other similar showroom models like the one being deployed by Bonobos can make the...

Agree with Lee's comment above. City Target especially seemed like unnecessary sub-branding all along. Most consumers get that a store in a very urban location is going to have an at least slightly different layout and assortment than one in a suburban power center. People shop the Target closest...

Good case example that reminds us again that when looking at online and brick and mortar, it's not either/or, it's both. Urban Outfitters does a really good job of building community around their stores and appealing to their target demographic. It's this foundation that enables their online business to...

The article/report lays out a cool vision for the future. I do think that consumers, especially younger cohorts, are going to gradually become more and more accepting of their phone essentially becoming a virtual name badge that IDs them to businesses they interact with. So, privacy will be less...

Looking at the history of Amazon, Amazon Web Services was one of the smartest moves in corporate history. However, I now see signs that Amazon is losing its touch with new businesses. The Fire Phone was a disaster that repeated many of the same mistakes (premium pricing, etc.) that...

Yes, with Warby Parker, Nasty Gal, Blue Nile and several others moving from online roots to open physical stores, this is definitely a trend that is working and will continue. Scott Galloway from NYU has notably called a peak in the era of online pure plays and...

I've been hearing this from multiple clients who are seeing decreases in traffic but increases in conversion. This confirms that browsing is moving to digital but stores still have a role late in the journey for decision validation and purchase. Retailers should understand if this is happening among their...

Wait, it's a luxury shoppable mobile social network? What's the acronym for that: LuShoMoSo? I'm sure it will be the next big thing.

Did they work with Pied Piper on this?

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We are closer to equilibrium now than we were a few years ago, but we're all guessing as to where the point of equilibrium will end up being. I do want to give credit to Google who has been pushing forward thinking on these topics ever since they came...

We found the Aspect survey to be very interesting and we wrote about it last week. It's clear that Millennials seek out and appreciate ease, simplicity and speed in a customer experience. This convergence of trends and technology is forcing retailers to up their game and is...

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