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The 3 Top Qualities of a Great Sales Associate, and the Retailers Getting it Right

Posted on 27-Jun-2019 16:36:05

What would you say is the difference between an ok shopping experience, and a great one? More often than not, it comes down to the sales associates.

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Topics: customer experience, sales associate training, Best practices, in-store execution, improving store performance, conversion rate, YOOBIC Boost

3 Reasons Your Stores Struggle With Compliance

Posted on 13-Jun-2019 14:36:42

As we all know, the cornerstone of a successful store is a flawless customer experience. And one of the biggest contributing factors to that experience is the look and feel of the store.

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Topics: in-store compliance, in-store execution, conversion rate, store operations, visual merchandising, compliance, in-store execution strategy

Store Review: Lush Liverpool, putting the fizz back into retail

Posted on 30-May-2019 16:09:22

Lovers of a luxurious bathing ritual owe a lot to Lush. In 1989, co-founder Mo Constantine revolutionized bath-time when she invented the bath bomb in her garden shed. Since opening the first Lush store in 1995, the ethically-focused beauty retailer has expanded to 49 countries, and most recently opened its largest ever store in Liverpool on March 15.

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Topics: retail trends, in-store excellence, in-store execution, beauty retail, retail trends 2019, store review

The “clicks to bricks” phenomenon: Why are online brands moving to physical stores?

Posted on 16-May-2019 16:41:33

Considering that the physical store is supposedly dead and buried, we’re seeing an awful lot of new stores popping up - a lot of which are being opened by brands that previously only sold online.

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Topics: In-Store Technology, in-store execution, improving store performance, visual merchandising, retail trends 2019

How resellers can avoid becoming showrooms for athletic footwear brands

Posted on 09-May-2019 11:19:32

This week's blog post was written by Michael Dahan, President of Retail Answers. He has been a retail executive in the athletic footwear industry for 18 years.

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Topics: in-store execution, sports brands, athletic footwear

Store Review: London’s H&M Concept Store, An Aesthetic Triumph

Posted on 19-Mar-2019 16:07:37

A couple of weeks ago we published our first concept store review on Nike’s House of Innovation in NYC. This week we’re looking to the other side of the pond with H&M’s first-of-its-kind concept store in Hammersmith, London.

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Topics: retail trends, in-store excellence, in-store execution, UK, visual merchandising, retail trends 2019, innovation

Store Review: Nike’s House of Innovation, Where Retail Meets Tech

Posted on 07-Mar-2019 10:15:58

Concept stores are cropping up all over the place right now, but with each store claiming to offer an entirely unique experience, do they all live up to the hype?

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Topics: customer experience, in-store execution, sports brands, USA, New York, innovation

Come In and Play: How The Entertainer is Thriving After Toys R Us' Untimely Demise

Posted on 28-Feb-2019 14:55:08

 

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Topics: customer experience, in-store execution, store operations, Toy Retail

4 Great Ideas from Our Retail Innovation Breakfast

Posted on 18-Jan-2019 12:16:52

The YOOBIC London team was thrilled to host our 8th Retail Innovation Breakfast at Covent Garden's Hospital Club yesterday.

We had our fill of coffee, croissants and thoughts on retail from our two incredible speakers: Michaela Michaelides of Yankee Candle (our amazing client) and Gordon Bullock of GRJB consulting.

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Topics: customer success story, In-Store Technology, in-store execution, store visits, improving store performance, store operations, retail trends 2019, operational efficiency

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