Monday, June 24, 2013

Retail Reads to Start Your Week

  • Twitter is Developing Geo-Targeted Ads for Retailers (AdAge)
  • Staples' Omnichannel Stores Showcase The Future Of Retail (Boston Globe)
  • CPG companies and retailers shift focus to new rules of consumer engagement (PwC)
  • This ex-Amazon engineer wants to outsmart Jeff Bezos (Fortune)
  • Big Storefronts Now Housing Big Data: Trend of Filling Empty Big-Boxes with Non-Traditional Tenants (CoStar)
  • Wal-Mart Plays Catch-Up With Amazon (WSJ)
  • Affluent Shopping Index Shows Activity Across Wealthiest Segments Retmains Strong (Martini Media)
  • To boost digital sales, Best Buy turns to its stores (Star Tribune)
  • Mobile Shopping's Data Goldmine (HBR)
  • 88% of Americans Who Shop on Their Smartphones Experience Negative Issues, With 30% Never Coming Back (Skava)
  • The fast rise of Japanese retailer Uniqlo (CBS News)
  • Millennial Guys' Growing Love Affair With Grooming Products (Adweek)
  • Online Retailer Fab Earns $1 Billion Valuation in Latest Funding Round (Reuters)
  • E-commerce and the global battle for Internet economics (Fortune)
  • Retailers: Embrace the Smartphone-Browsing Consumer (Businessweek)
  • Outlet Malls Draw Chinese Shoppers (WSJ)
  • Role reversal: Online retailers seek physical stores (Star Tribune) and Online retailers hone in on mobile data via bricks-and-mortar stores (Mobile Commerce Daily)
  • Fashion & Retail Workers Increasingly Dissatisfied With Their Jobs (WWD)
  • Mobile Coupons Increase Likelihood of In-Store Purchases (RetailMeNot)

Monday's Retail Quick Fact: Direct-to-consumer (catalog & online) sales at Urban Outfitters comprise 23.7% of total revenues, up from 13.6% five years ago. Since 2007, DTC sales have grown at a compound annual rate of 26.4% compared to a CAGR of 8.0% for retail store sales.

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