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April 10, 2010
The results of a recent RetailWire/Dechert-Hampe survey of retail industry experts and practitioners emphasize the need to deliver unique shopping experiences and superior customers service. A number of in-store technology solutions ranked toward the bottom of the ratings as far as their contribution to the shopper experience, which raises the obvious question: Why did the survey participants rank Apple Stores tops among all retailers mentioned?

October 28, 2009
Just how much financial trauma is required to permanently affect how consumers shop? Will the shopping behavior the retail industry has witnessed during the recession continue after the "new normal" settles in? These were among the questions that both retailers and brand marketers contemplated when responding to the recently fielded Fad or Trend? survey, conducted by RetailWire and Dechert-Hampe with underwriting from design firm Miller Zell.

February 18, 2009
Not surprisingly, the economic downturn will be a big influence on which retail store formats will prosper and which will fade over the next few years, according to retail professionals responding in the "Retail Formats in Transition" survey. However, consumer experience trends may trump economic imperatives in driving where consumers choose to shop and, thereby, the design of retail spaces to come.

December 10, 2008
Online forum RetailWire.com has reviewed a tumultuous year's-worth of daily retail industry advice and viewpoints to compile its first annual "Turning Points" list of most significant issues, trends and future opportunities.

April 2, 2008
TopRetailing will now provide online discussions featuring RetailWire's panel of retailing experts, translated for Chinese businesspeople.

January 25, 2005
With all the supermarket loyalty cards in the hands of shoppers, how are supermarkets losing shoppers? What would you do to get shoppers to return to supermarkets?

January 1, 2005
According to a report in The Christian Science Monitor, customer complaints about retail stores were up 104 percent between 2000 and 2003. Many of those complaints originated from problems with store employees.

October 5, 2004
A new USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll shows President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry are in a virtual deadlock following the first of their three Presidential debates. Debate number one from Miami, Fla. concentrated on foreign policy issues. RetailWire asked its 'BrainTrust' of industry experts what questions they would have the candidates address between now and election day.

August 20, 2004
A funny thing happened on the way to the grocery store. Consumers discovered they could find the very same items they planned to buy at the supermarket for sale at the local drugstore, convenience store, dollar store, discount store and e-tail web site, saving themselves time and sometimes money.

April 26, 2004
Our friend and retailing industry veteran passed away this past Friday, in Arizona. As many know, Craig was in and around the food industry much of his life, and known by many through his efforts working with retailers over a 30+ year career with Unilever.

March 16, 2004
Announcing RetailWire 2.0 -- Improvements Offer Higher User Productivity. With two years under our belts and thousands of Discussion topics in our knowledge bank, we wanted to make RetailWire a better resource for you.

March 1, 2004
Target's recent announcement that it has asked its largest suppliers to have radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on pallets and cases by the spring of 2005 follows similar announcements by retail giants such as Wal-Mart and Metro. While the technology is far from perfect, many see it as the future of the supply chain, offering distributors better inventory control and, with that, cost savings.

January 5, 2004
RetailWire.com's "BrainTrust" agree on the basics of attracting seniors, but debate the merits of targeting specific demographic segments.

December 2, 2003
More shoppers than ever before will be letting their fingers do the shopping this year as they sit down in front a computer to order everything from apparel to wine for the holiday season.

November 6, 2003
Almost from the first moment the term customer relationship management and its acronym, CRM, were coined, there has been an on-going debate about what it is and how companies can use it to attract and retain business.
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