Trends: Retail

Articles on Retail Trends.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Retailers are doubling down on technology and redesigned stores that fuse digital and in-store experiences. Here’s an overview of World Retail Trends and phygital developments witnessed by Mood Media, global specialist in customer experience at the point of sale. Keep reading to see some of the most exciting World Retail Trends from September.  Subscription model […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The world of retail is moving faster than a new PlayStation console on launch day. Luckily, we’ve got bags of consumer insight at the ready to help you work out what’s next for the industry. Big questions are swirling around the future retail trends of 2023: What are people spending more on?  Which generations are […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
While initial attempts at creating a viable digital currency date back to as early as the 1980s, as noted by Marca, it wasn’t until bitcoin’s launch in 2009 that the concept of “crypto payments” began its slow creep into the mainstream consciousness — albeit not without a bit of convincing.
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Success does leave clues and if you want too garner the attention of Gen Z consumers you had better start thinking like a QSR according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated “David Portalatin and his team at NPD left plenty of success clues on how to garner […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Raydiant, a bricks and mortar experience specialist, has acquired Perch, a digital shopper marketing platform for in-store product engagement and sales. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “As a current Perch customer, we couldn’t be more excited about Raydiant’s acquisition,” says Kenny Endermuhle, Category Experience Design Manager at Nestlé Purina. “It accelerates meaningful AI and […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Big-box retailers aren’t the only ones contending with reverse logistics challenges. Returns are an expensive headache for third-party online sellers as well. Vendors on, eBay,, and must handle excessive e-commerce returns, as 20 percent of all online purchases are sent back. Online sellers must also contend with higher consumer expectations for a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Digital retail specialist Sherwen Studios has unveiled a new brand, which emphasises its expertise and capabilities of working with national retailers. The firm, who has worked with retailers such as ScS, Booker, Londis and Premier, said it has evolved its approach to retail innovation. It specialises in helping retailers to benefit from the latest technology […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In today’s retail landscape, it’s more important than ever to have a strong brand identity. With so much competition out there, customers have endless options to choose from. So, how can you make sure they choose your store over someone else’s? By making sure your branding is on point. But what exactly is it and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Trends in retail change quickly, and the pandemic drove consumers to reshape the retail landscape at breakneck speed. According to McKinsey research, 40 percent of shoppers bought from different brands or retailers than they had in the past, and more than 80 percent developed new shopping behaviors while quarantined during the pandemic. But addressing changing […]
  1. Associates & Employees
RTIH is pleased to partner with Rotageek for a roundtable event, taking place in London on Tuesday, 18th October. Building the business case for best of breed digital workforce management Digital workforce management solutions that work seamlessly with your HCM tech stack are a must in today’s retail world. With customer demand constantly fluctuating due […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Labor Day has come and gone, and despite warm weather and sunny skies, the emergence of the pumpkin spice latte indicates that the winter holiday season is rapidly approaching. Looking ahead to the winter months, Mintel’s Retail and eCommerce experts outline their five retail predictions for the upcoming holiday season.  Overall, for brands and consumers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Consumers who turned to online shopping during the pandemic have chosen to stay there, with those returning to in-store relying on online research to guide their decisions. Consumers realized the importance of “connection” and were forced to adapt and connect in new ways including social feeds, livestreaming, mobile and more, specifically across video and connected […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“Generally speaking, we’re in an environment that we probably could have predicted, and one where our retail gut and our retail experience will actually help us through. ‘How can we make it easy for people to buy things that we make a profit from? How can we make it easier to increase basket spend? How […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Today’s retail landscape is all about being Instagram-worthy like this space in New York City, pictured above. Consumers and influencers are always on the lookout for new, unique, and visually appealing places to take photos and videos for their social media channels.
  1. Holiday & Events
NEW YORK — Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 4% and 6% in 2022, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte’s retail and consumer products practice projects holiday sales will total $1.45 to $1.47 trillion during the November to January timeframe. In 2021, holiday sales grew by 15.1% in the same period. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Second-hand, preloved and preowned – these are all terms that effectively describe a market that has boomed in recent years. Buying second-hand goods has always been an option thanks to charity shops, vintage stores and websites such as eBay and Gumtree – but a whole new generation has propelled preloved and preowned into the mainstream. […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. continues to shuffle its leadership ranks ahead of the planned retirement of chief executive officer Todd Vasos. The latest move involves a promotion for chief financial officer John Garratt, who on September 1 added the role of president. The 53-year-old Garratt will remain responsible for the company’s finance, accounting, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The retail industry is facing threats and challenges from all directions at the present. Brick-and-mortar stores face ever-increasing competition from eCommerce competitors and face eye-watering utility bills over the winter. Retail as a whole is threatened by a potential recession and significant downturn in consumer spending. The outlook is relatively bleak for many industries over […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As big-brand national retailers adjust to the post-pandemic evolution in shopper behavior, many are adopting new strategies and exploring additional product lines and verticals to boost profits. The pandemic led to a surge in ecommerce, yet there are signs of reawakening life in the brick-and-mortar experience, and physical stores are seeking to regain market share. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to James Fraser, Channel and Alliances Director at Dynamic Yield, a Mastercard company. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
A looming recession. Supply chain struggles. Household budgets under pressure. For retailers, it’s shaping up to be a challenging holiday season. As stores begin to execute their all-important fourth-quarter plans, they’re having to adjust, anticipating logistical hiccups and changing shopper behaviors. is even rumored to be planning a second Prime Day holiday, partially to […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Amazon aggregators took the ecommerce world by storm during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, as these companies navigate economic volatility and shifts in the investor market, they’re focusing on building viable business models with long-term potential.For this Retail Remix episode, we revisit a session from the 2022 Retail Innovation Conference & Expo, […]
  1. Data & Insights
Retailers across the country are noticing their workers participating in retail’s latest trend – Silent Quitting. While a majority of the trends we discuss regard trends that help you sell more, silent quitting has become a red flag to look for. This week we uncover the latest trends and see what top retail execs have […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The kids are already headed back to school, and the way parents shopped for them will be an indicator of holiday purchase patterns. This year, major macro retail trends at play are upending how consumers shop as they prioritize different factors in their consideration process. Let’s look at how holiday 2022 might mimic back-to-school shopping […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
From pick-up only parking spaces and curbside delivery services to scan-and-go checkouts and touchless shopping, stores look different now than just a few years ago. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers knew they needed their stores to become more than just a point of sale and started to make changes. Over the last two years, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Charlie Casey, CEO at LoyaltyLion. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right now, check-out free stores, rapid delivery services, […]

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Retail vacancies in the United States dropped to 6.1% in the second quarter, a 15-year low, as Americans continued to resume in-store shopping. Asking rents for shopping center spaces during the quarter were 16% higher than five years ago, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday (Oct. 4), citing figures from commercial real estate broker […]
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Nestlé Confectionery has announced sustainable packaging innovations for two of its best-loved brands – Quality Street and KitKat. In a category first, Quality Street will move to recyclable paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets. By replacing the double layer of foil and cellulose with a paper wrap, Quality Street will remove more than two billion […]
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The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]