Citing Challenges, Dressbarn to Close All Stores

| Daniela Forte

Dressbarn parent company Ascena Retail Group announced it would begin to wind down the brand’s retail operations including the closure of all 650 stores, without giving a firm date. In 2017 the company said the shuttering would take place through 2019.

More than Half of Consumers Expected to Shop in Stores This Holiday Season

| Daniela Forte

Retailers with a physical presence have an advantage over pure-play ecommerce companies this holiday season, according to a survey by JLL Retail, with 57.3% of consumers planning to make the majority of their purchases there. See what five retailers consumers prefer as well as other predictions for their shopping habits this holiday season.

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Makeover Elevates the Experience

| Frank Poore

To find an optimal balance between online and in-store shopping, forward-thinking retailers are reevaluating the concept of brick-and-mortar and reinventing the customer experience. This has led to a broader view of how to get the most value from physical spaces. Learn about the latest ways physical and digital are converging.

3 Strategies for Brands Targeting Back-to-School Shoppers

| Gil Larson

Brands are competing for dollars with big-box retailers like Staples, Office Depot, Walmart and Target as well as computer and apparel companies. With so much at stake, how can you influence back-to-school shoppers? Here is what brands need to know to get more attention and an increased share of purse.

Bringing the Omnichannel Retail Approach In-Store

| Bart Mroz

Instead of fighting rising online sales, retailers should embrace digital to drive more sales in-store. By creating a true omnichannel approach, retailers can better serve customers, open avenues for more transactions and increase overall sales. Here are ways retailers can develop a deeper connection with customers.