People Counting Blog

Holiday Hiring to be Highest since 1999 as Retailers Prepare for Busy Shopping Season

Posted by Paul Fulton on Oct 20, 2014 4:53:00 PM

U.S. retailers are projected to hire more than 800,000 temporary employees for this year’s holiday season, the most since 1999, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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Retailers Are Embracing Omnichannel Shopping Experience Strategy

Posted by Paul Fulton on Sep 5, 2014 5:18:00 PM

More than 70 percent of U.S. retail executives say they are adopting omnichannel strategies to link shoppers’ in-store experience with websites, mobile apps, and social media platforms, according to the KPMG 2014 Retail Outlook Survey. 

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Amazon Prime Ups Membership Fee – and Opportunities for Traditional Retailers

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Mar 14, 2014 4:28:00 PM

Some consumers did not react well to Amazon’s announcement that the cost of its annual Amazon Prime membership fee would jump from $79 to $99 this spring. The New York Times reports some shoppers don’t think the perks of the program – including streaming video content, e-books, and two-day shipping (that some say takes longer than two days) – are justified by a higher price.

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Make 2014 Count: Industry Group Forecasts 4.1% Retail Industry Growth

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Feb 17, 2014 9:47:00 PM

The National Retail Federation projects U.S. retail industry sales will increase 4.1 percent in 2014.  That growth – higher than last year’s 3.7 percent – presents a timely opportunity retailers can seize to grow and, more importantly, sustain a wider base of loyal customers.

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U.S. Shoppers Want In-Store Experience to Mirror Online Convenience

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Feb 10, 2014 3:24:00 PM

U.S. shoppers plan to make more purchases from physical stores, but retailers need to improve the in-store experience, according to a recent study by Accenture. Nearly 21 percent of the respondents say they plan on increasing their in-store purchasing, but want stores to offer the same convenience of online shopping.

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Leap Forward with Gazelle by Irisys | NRF Big Show 2014

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Dec 17, 2013 8:39:00 PM


Leap Forward with Gazelle by Irisys | NRF Big Show 2014

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Irisys Retail Technology Helps Alleviate Privacy Concerns of In-store Consumer Tracking

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Oct 24, 2013 6:00:00 PM

Analytics can provide retailers with the ultimate insight into their customers. Monitoring in-store movement can yield specific information about consumer behavior, shopping habits and patterns.

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