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POPAI Research Insights: Gender Shop Times (Infographic)

Shopping is a social activity, whether you're alone or not. For this infographic we're not talking about social in the se..

Disney Store Makeover Drives Revenue To $760 Million In The UK

We've been hearing a lot about the need to make retail stores more of a destination as mobile shopping increases. Shopper..

Starbucks Adds New Store Formats

Starbucks announced a new tasting room and express store format last week, as part of an accelerated growth strategy. Sta..

POPAI Mourns Anne Harris

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Anne Harris's passing. Anne Harris, the wife of Tom Harris, POPAI ..

M&M’S® World Opens First Store in Asia in Shanghai

The first M&M’S World store in Asia celebrated its official opening on August 8th in Shanghai in the Brilliance..

POPAI Canada University Master's Program

POPAI's Master Program is coming to Toronto, Canada! Join us for a two-day intensive curriculum designed to..

CVS Caremark Changes Name to CVS Health

CVS Caremark officially announced their name change to CVS Health after committing to a broader health care commitment and ex..

Former ShopperTrak CEO, Jan Davis, Joins AccuStore as Board Member

AccuStore, a leading provider of site intelligence for retailers and multi-site operators, announced today that Jan Davis has..

Tax Inversion Trend: Burger King & Tim Hortons

Tax inversion has been in the news a lot lately, first Walgreens and now Burger King. The big question is should business..

Master's Program Day 2

This year's Master's Program Day Two covered the newest trends, a retail tour, and case study workshops. Attendees heard ..

RockTenn Acquires A.G. Industries, Inc.

RockTenn announced on August 21, 2014 the agreement of acquiring A.G. Industries, Inc. to expand high-end permanent displ..

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: POPAI Edition

As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps the nation, it was only a matter of time POPAI would be challenged. Thanks to Rich..

Master's Program Day 1

We kicked off our Master's Program yesterday with attendees from Menasha, Process Retail Group, United Displaycraft, Nest..

Family Dollar Bidding War

Dollar General enters the bidding war for Family Dollar this morning with a $8.95 billion bid. With a weakening econo..

Wine Tour & Tasting Recap

Thank you to all the attendees who attended yesterday's event in St. Helena, CA. And a big thank you to the Andrea Martin..

Hear Wendy Nyberg of Trinchero Family Estates Speak

We are excited to hear Wendy Nyberg, VP of Marketing at Trinchero Family Estates, speak tomorrow (August 14th) at Sutter ..

Christmas 2014 Is Here

We experience Christmas in July for retail to boost sales, but Christmas in August? Shoppers are already seeing signs of ..

A Look Back: Walgreen's

If you like seeing the evolution of retailers or are interested in how brick-and-mortars have changed over the years, che..

2014 Back-To-School Trends (Infographic)

Back-to-School campaigns are full in swing and the National Retail Federation has created a nice infographic to tell us t..

10 Effective Merchandising Strategies for the Over-Stimulated Store

Emotional bonds are key to standing out in today’s cluttered retail environment. Marketing Brainology’s Dr. M..

2014 Master's Program Brochure

If you didn't get a 2014 Master's Program brochure in the mail, here's a look. Flip through the interactive ..

Pepsi's Custom Soda Vending Machine

Customization was named a trend for 2014, and Pepsi is utilizing it in their Pepsi Spire portfolio. The Pepsi Spire ..

Walgreens Remains in the U.S.

Walgreens has decided to keep its headquarters in Illinois and not move to Europe for tax inversion purposes. ..

P&G Cuts Brands to Focus on Top Sellers

The beginning of August started with a big announcement from Procter & Gamble. They've chosen to sell and/or cease pr..

How 3D Printers Will Change Retail Stores

I’m frequently asked how retailers can win at the intersection of digital and physical. I say, "3D printing IS the ..