The humble store associate does not get enough credit. Anyone who has ever worked in retail will tell you that it’s no easy ride. Shifts are long, hours can be unpredictable, the pay isn’t great, you’re on your feet all day… and don’t even get us started on rude customers. At best, you get bored; at worst, jaded.
Whether you’re having a cookout, picnic, block party or heading off on vacation, 86% of Americans are planning on celebrating Independence Day this year.
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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Last month, we published a blog post on the growing number of digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) opening physical stores. This is an exciting moment for these brands, as they transition from pure-play e-commerce to the entirely different challenge of running a store network.
In an increasingly automated world, the one thing that can’t be replaced by an algorithm is real, human interaction.
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.
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.
Athletic footwear retail is having a major moment. The rise of the athletic wear trend has bolstered profits over the past few years, with demand increasing by 16% last year to $9.6bn in sales.