What Happened to The Limited?

After more than 50 years, youth-oriented women’s apparel retailer The Limited has announced that it is shutting all of its 255 stores and will focus on its online business going forward. Some experts, the retailer will be sold or shut in the not-so-distant future. Click the image to see the sales now available online. What […]

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The Impact of Digital on Shopping Behavior

Although the purchase volume of in-store transactions remains dominant (well over 90 percent of consumer purchases are concluded in a physical store), digital pre-store shopping tools are becoming more and more popular. Nielsen reports the following based on its research: “Before they hit the stores, shoppers leverage an array of online resources to give themselves […]

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Globally, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Still Alive and Kicking

Despite perceptions to the contrary, on a global basis, the brick-and-mortar store is not fading away in the face of online and mobile shopping — as long as such stores are committed to customers and adaptive to the times. eMarketer reports that: “Customer satisfaction may be down in the U.S. for brick-and-mortar retailers, but globally, […]

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