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What Do Retail Wage Hikes Mean For Consumers?

By: Bryan Reid When news first broke last week that Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, would raise its min..

How Online Retailers Can Strategically Compete with Brick-and-Mortar

By: Bryan Reid E-commerce has been making its mark in retail for the past couple of years, but it is still only..

Carbonated Beverages: Private Label vs. National Brands

In the Carbonated Beverages (CB) category, there are higher impulse rates of National Brand purchases. In both Grocery an..

Instacart Aim To Become Retailers “Best-Friend”

By: Bryan Reid The evolution of e-commerce has a long history of challenging the relationship between consumers and t..

Samsung Enters Mobile Wallet by Acquiring LoopPay

By: Bryan Reid Samsung is posed to make a move in the promising mobile wallet market after launches of Apple Pay and..

#TBT POPAI White Paper: The Case for Digital Signage, An Interview with Black Box

Black Box has been a world leader in comprehensive communications and data infrastructure solutions for more than 30 year..

Urban Outfitters Improves Omnichannel Strategy with New Fullfillment Center

By: Bryan Reid Urban Outfitters, Inc. a leading lifestyle specialty retail company announced plans to take its omnich..

Mossberg & Company Inc. Joins POPAI

It is with great pleasure to introduce another new POPAI Member, Mossberg & Company Inc. They are a premium prov..

Best Buy Unveils New Wedding Registry Service

By: Bryan Reid Imagine being about able to list a brand new 4K HD television, a smart and energy efficient washer and..

#TBT The Rise of Digital Signage and the Psychology Behind It By, Digital Signage Today

The changing economic landscape is making TV, radio and print advertising less effective. With its targeted, specific, no..

2014 Night of Honors Recap

The 2014 Night of Honors was a great success and we couldn't have done it without our wonderful sponsors Design Phase, In..

Premier Store Fixtures Joins POPAI

POPAI is pleased to welcome Premier Store Fixtures to our membership. They are an acknowledged leader in ..

CVS Kicks Tobacco to the Curb with Record Q4 Sales

By: Bryan Reid It was a bold move when retail pharmacy and general merchandise chain CVS pulled the plug on selling c..

Edo Agency Joins POPAI

We're excited to announce Edo Agency as one of the newest POPAI members. They are a creative agency based out of Ro..

Amazon Opens First Store Front On Big Ten Campus

By: Bryan Reid We’ve heard the rumors and murmurings of global ecommerce retailer Amazon making moves to launch..

Carbonated Beverages: The Effectiveness of In-Store Displays

In both the Grocery and Mass channels, Carbonated Beverages are more likely than other products to be purchased fro..

Research Throwback Thursday: The POPAI Digital Signage Standards Committee 2005

Everyone is a buzz about Digital Signage. How do we use it? Shall we use it? Where do we use it? How do we measure the RO..

Staples + Office Depot = Possible Monopoly?

By: Bryan Reid Every office manager, corporate administrator, and student turns to a handful of retailers for the..

POPAI Announces BK Allen As Interim President

We are pleased to announce BK Allen as our new Interim President, effective immediately. BK succeeds John Anderson, who ..

Adidas Expands Omnichannel with Footwear Industry's First Reservation Mobile App

By: Bryan Reid One of the growing trends in retail that’s propelling companies and brands to rethink their busi..

The Ikea Experience Is Better Than Ever

By: Bryan Reid Being able to sell more than 9,500 single branded home-furnishing products in one storefront is not an..

Carbonated Beverages: Where the Purchase Decision Takes Place

Carbonated Beverages (CB) purchased in the Grocery channel are more likely to be planned than products in general in both..

National vs. Private Label Packaged Sweet Baked Goods Brands

While Little Debbie was the most-commonly purchased National Brand in both Mass & Grocery, the price-conscious Mass s..

H&M On The Rise With Record Sales Numbers And Expansion Plans

By: Bryan Reid H&M, a major powerhouse in the world of retail and 2nd in worldwide sales behind Zara, said net p..

POPAI and Quri Announce Findings of the Compliance Initiative Study at the Industry Leadership Conference

POPAI, the Global Association for Marketing at Retail, and Quri, a leading provider of retail analytics and insights, announc..