2019 Holiday Retail Recap

With Thanksgiving coming later this past November, the holiday shopping window was smaller than usual in 2019. However, this did not stop shoppers from spending! In just a few days, from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, countless consumers hit the stores as well as shopped online, generating record numbers in sales. Cyber Monday’s total accumulated to

Winter Retail News – What’s Trending?

You might think that the holiday season is the most important time of year to impress your customers and encourage sales, but you should be striving to keep your stores ahead of the game all year long. Now that the holiday shopping season is over, it’s a great time to evaluate your stores and look

What’s New in Retail in 2020?

At SPAR, we hope that the start of the new decade is going great for everyone reading. Whether you have been in business for years and have a loyal customer base or you’re planning on expanding in 2020, staying up to date on the news of the industry can give you new ideas and insights.

2019 End of Year Retail Recap from SPAR

The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time, and at SPAR, we want to celebrate with you! Congratulations on making it through the busy holiday shopping season. We hope your store thrived throughout December and all of 2019, and will continue to do so in 2020. With this new decade might come

Signs Your Store Needs a Remodel

And Tips To Stay Open During It According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales have grown nearly 4 percent annually since 2010, with over 1 million retail brick and mortar stores competing with millions more retailers online. As 2020 approaches it is clear that retail will continue to thrive and change. As evidenced by

How to Prepare for Your New Store Opening

How SPAR Can HELP? The opening of new stores means business is healthy and you see opportunity. Continued expansion means new territory and new revenue. But with expansion carries risk. Failed execution of new stores can mean the loss of significant revenue and time. Considering the following checklist when you are planning your expansion. Then,

Fall 2019 Retail News Updates

Whether you work with a popular clothing retailer with stores across the country or you run a unique shop that is one of a kind, staying on top of the news of the industry is crucial to success. Tracking other retailers’ successes, failures, and innovations can help to motivate and inspire you when it comes

What’s Trending in Retail in September 2019?

The weather might still be warm, but fall is in full swing, which means that we are getting closer and closer to entering the holiday shopping season. If you want your retail store to thrive this year, next year, and all the years to come, you need to be aware of the industry and what

Trending Retail News: Stay Informed with SPAR

As we move faster and faster towards the busiest time of year for retail, we at SPAR have been paying extra close attention to the latest retail news stories to shake up the industry. While some retailers struggle, others are doing whatever they can to stand out and draw in as many new and returning

Retail News Updates: August 2019

The summer may be coming to an end, but the world of retail never stops. As we move closer and closer to one of the busiest times of year, we at SPAR have been keeping track of the latest news to shake up the retail industry. It’s a great idea to pay attention to what’s