Retail Marketing

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of retail marketing trends and statistics for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Why People Go To The Mall [CHART]

Chart: Why People Go To The Mall

It’s true, merchants can no longer rely on traditional anchors—usually department stores—to attract crowds. According to Coresight Research, the number of full-line department stores will shrink to 4,750 by 2023, down 19.5% from 2017.

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Consumer Trust By Industry [TABLE]

Table: Consumer Trust By Industry

Consumers are more likely to trust banks—and even insurance firms—than marketing or advertising companies. That’s according to a September 2017 PwC survey, which found that just 6% of US internet users said they trusted media and entertainment companies.

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Grocery Store Omnichannel Services [TABLE]

Chart: Grocery Store Omnichannel Services

Keeping up with technology isn’t the most pressing concern among grocers (that would be labor issues or competitive threats), but it’s definitely on their minds. In fact, it was the third most cited concern in the annual Progressive Grocer survey, up from ninth place last year.

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