Mild weather helps sustain retail growth in February

Warmer weather in February translates to increase retail sales. February retail sales rose 8.6% over last year, marking 20 consecutive months of sustained growth, The National Retail Federation reported Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted increase — stronger than expected — was 0.5%, which excludes automobiles, gas stations and restaurants. “Though February is typically a month for consumers to stay home and … Read More

Worth Reading; In-store Trends

Informative article, lots of good tips on retail store trends Walgreens’ new flagship store in Chicago includes everything from made-to-order smoothies to sushi and juice bars to a fully stocked humidor.  The health & beauty retailer also makes it clear that it can relate with the local market.  It uses its most visible wall space in the store (below the … Read More

Inappropriate Signage

Looks like I’ve stumbled on to a theme,I really like bad signage, it’s one of my guilty pleasures. There is an endless supply, hoisted by desperate retailers. Ironically the very thing they intended to create with the sign,causes more of the same to occur. Heres an example, shoplifting now becomes a challenge that I’m sure a few will try, it’s … Read More