State of the Industry

News Bytes, Spring 2014

An App for That Research shows that customers are taking to shopping apps in a big way using them to be notified of retailer deals, receive text offers, and even usi... »

Kiosks on the Rise

An increase in the number of kiosks in the specialty retail industry gives retailers increased space to sell more products and a plethora of merchandising options. ... »

News Bytes, Spring 2013

Swipe Fees Beginning January 27, retailers now have an option of charging consumers a “checkout fee” for any purchase made with a credit card. This new fee was t... »

Doing the Numbers, Spring 2013

Industry data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. E-xciting Growth! Ecommerce, which generated $231 billion in sales for U.S. retailers last yea... »

Doing the Numbers, Winter 2013

Black Friday Boom A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226 million last year. Making sure to take advantage o... »

Specialty Retail Pulse, Winter 2013

This issue of Specialty Retail Pulse focuses on Q2 2012 sales data with a comparison to Q2 results for 2009, 2010 and 2011. As with previous reports, this issue expl... »

News Bytes, Winter 2013

New research shows that shoppers are drawn to—and spend more at—stores with simple scents. Orange sells better than more complex green tea, for example. So even ... »

News Bytes

Since 2010, the number of temporary workers has far outpaced the growth in the general labor market. If you’re looking to hire temporary workers this holiday seaso... »

Doing the Numbers

Industry holiday data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. Risky Returns Return fraud can cost your business real money. Given the high percentag... »

Doing the Numbers

Industry holiday data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. Staffing Strategies Last holiday season, the NRF expected the retail industry to hire ... »

Specialty Retail Pulse Quarterly Performance Report

While this edition of Pulse is part of the spring issue, future data reports will only be made available to members of SRR’s new Specialty Retail Association. To f... »

Doing the Numbers

Industry data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. Are we There Yet? According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel-related expenditures are exp... »

A Pulse on Specialty Retail

First of quarterly reports unveils new data on the industry. One thing that people in specialty retail frequently ask for is data: What are the top-selling products?... »

Specialty Retail Retrospective: Early Retailers

As specialty retail celebrates its 30th anniversary, Specialty Retail Report takes a look at early entrepreneurs who took a chance on the burgeoning retail segment a... »

Fun in the Sun

Outdoor lifestyle centers attract more affluent shoppers than their more traditional counterparts. Here's a look at some successful specialty leasing ventures at suc... »
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