Sunday, February 5, 2023

Digging Deep: Belk upgrades databases to prepare for growth (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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The core principles of retailing may remain the same but the methods by which retailers must reach out to customers are constantly evolving. As the need for real-time analytics and customer information grows more important, retailers need robust systems to manage the ever-expanding volumes of data. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Belk is one of the […]

Will drones fly in retail? The sky’s not the only limit (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Once reserved for sci-fi movies and high-tech war efforts, drones are quickly becoming part of the broader landscape. Amazon made headlines with its plans to make deliveries via drone, but there’s an entire world of opportunity beyond that. Drones can help retailers in ways they’ve never imagined, from site selection and store design to security, […]

What We’ve Learned (STORES Magazine)

July 22, 2011 by  
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STORES Magazine — A decade on, the September 11 attacks influence mall, store security. When Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan last month, it marked a significant milestone in what has broadly been termed the war on terrorism. But experts and analysts were quick to point out that the threat of […]

Gyms get shoppers’ blood pumping

May 13, 2010 by  
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Stores Magazine: Fitness centers are starting to flex their muscles in high-end malls, and neighboring retailers have discovered they have the potential to drive large volumes of traffic. Long Island’s Roosevelt Field, one of the nation’s largest high-end shopping malls, added an XSport Fitness in 2006. The 60,000-sq.-ft. complex features 150 cardio machines, a 25-meter […]

Moving the experiential needle

May 13, 2010 by  
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Stores Magazine: Not very long ago, tattoos were most often associated with bikers and outlaws. Nowadays, things couldn’t be more different: athletes, soccer moms and white-collar professionals are sporting “tats.” According to reports by the Pew Research Center, 36 percent of those ages 18 to 25 — and 40 percent of 26- to 40-year-olds — […]

Super Bowl sparks sales surge in New Orleans (CNNMoney.com)

February 5, 2010 by  
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NEW ORLEANS (CNNMoney.com) — Saints fans have waited more than four decades for their team to get a taste of glory. When kicker Garrett Hartley made a 40-yard field goal to secure the Saints’ first trip to the Super Bowl, it proved to be a win not just for the team but for New Orleans’ […]