Don’t be tricked—Halloween is a treat for retailers

by Infor Retail | Assortment Planning | October 27, 2016

Halloween candy, costumes, and party prep are worth billions Temperatures might drop in the fall, but that doesn’t stop Halloween from being one of the hottest retail holidays of the year. Total Halloween spending is growing by 12% year over year, and shoppers are spending an average of $82.93 for the holiday—additionally, more than half… Read more »

Is Christmas coming too early for retailers?

Is Christmas coming too early for retailers?

by Infor Retail | Assortment Planning | October 19, 2016

How soon is too soon for holiday shopping? In an effort to appeal to early holiday shoppers—and maybe beat the competition to the punch—many stores have stretched the gift buying season to begin as early as mid-October. For some multi-tasking store goers, the ability to buy Christmas decorations alongside Halloween candy is a great convenience.… Read more »

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Omni-channel retailing: Even if it ain’t broke, you should still fix it

by Infor Retail | Converged Commerce | October 13, 2016

Whether retailers have jumped on board with omni-channel or not, engaging with customers across every platform to enable personalized shopping experiences isn’t a new concept. But as retailers assess the multiple solutions to tackling omni-channel and struggle with the need to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, shoppers can’t tell the difference between retailers with seamless,… Read more »