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Back-to-school shopping is a two-headed beast 6 minute read

Back-to-school shopping is a two-headed beast

While we would never compare the gift-seeking festiveness of the holiday season in December to the back-to-school shopping frenzy of la...
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Miller Zell design saves time and money 5 minute read

Miller Zell design saves time and money

Fram oil filters created a classic TV commercial in the 1970s that concluded with a catchphrase: “Pay me now… or pay me later.” Either ...
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Searching for Innovation in a Midwestern Retail Hub 12 minute read

Searching for Innovation in a Midwestern Retail Hub

The idea began casually enough at Miller Zell’s Atlanta headquarters. Someone noted that a good number of “stores of the future” and “l...
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Creating a unique customer experience to drive 2019 success 3 minute read

Creating a unique customer experience to drive 2019 success

The retail industry spent the last decade investing in and expanding “how” a customer can shop. Many were successful with what became t...
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How to Meet Customers’ Elevated Expectations During the Holidays 1 minute read

How to Meet Customers’ Elevated Expectations During the Holidays

First, experts are projecting increased retail spending this holiday season. Second, demanding customers want seamless, personalized ex...
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Retailers enhance shopper journey through storytelling 2 minute read

Retailers enhance shopper journey through storytelling

A J.P. Morgan analyst told CNBC that we could have the "best back-to-back [seasons] that the consumer has seen in five-plus years.” Sho...
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What does Prime Day mean for retailers other than Amazon? 7 minute read

What does Prime Day mean for retailers other than Amazon?

When Amazon decided to invent a new holiday, we wondered if it would become the next thing in online shopping. Three years later, the a...
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Boomers or Bust 8 minute read

Boomers or Bust

Facing greater competitive pressure, retailers are transforming the Store of the Future into a modern reality. Tactics such as a more f...
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