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Top Trends in Consumer Markets for 2016

This year is shaping up to be the best year for the retail and consumer products segments since the recession. Moody’s recently upgraded its retail forecast to a 5.3% growth rate in 2016, almost double the growth rate in the last few years, with particularly strong growth expected in home improvement and grocery. Although apparel […]

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Sharing our retail success stories at NRF 2016

Moody’s recently upgraded its retail forecast to a 5.3% growth rate in 2016, almost double the growth rate in the last few years. We’ve done a lot for retail companies in the past two years to plan for this growth and evolve and improve their systems to accommodate it. Because we are so focused on helping our […]

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The Year in Review | Top 10 Consumer Markets Posts of 2015

As we are deep into prime shopping season, we’d like to take a moment to look back at the extraordinary year 2015 has been. With mobile, personalization, security and digital disruption, there was no shortage of change in the industry. Here were our top ten posts of the year:   Ten | 4 Lessons in […]

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Digital Transformation for Retailers (Part 3 of 5): The What

Perficient has been covering broad digital transformation trends for a while, and the Consumer Markets team here at Perficient wanted to highlight how the principles of digital transformation apply specifically to brands and retailers. In the last entry in our “Digital Transformation in Retail” series, we outlined the underlying drivers to explain why digital transformation […]

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Digital Transformation for Retailers (Part 2 of 5): Why?

Perficient has been covering broad digital transformation trends for a while, and the Consumer Markets team here at Perficient wanted to highlight how the principles of digital transformation apply specifically to brands and retailers. In our opener of our “Digital Transformation in Retail” series, we urged these companies to become particularly deliberate about their own […]

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Digital Transformation for Retailers (Part 1 of 5)

I recently started looking for retailers and sellers who have avoided digital technology to run their businesses. It’s not been easy. I made an appointment for a haircut, and they insisted on sending me reminder text messages. I visited a booth at our local farmer’s market where they gave me a card with their Twitter […]

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Let Consumers Define the Experience You Provide

Lisa McMichael, Senior User Researcher out of our Atlanta office, wrote an excellent post on our Spark blog called, “CX and software – consumers lead the experience.” In it, she outlines a topic we’ve covered many times in this blog: “Consumers are now leading the experience they want to have.” We are facing an “unprecedented opportunity to learn […]

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Amazon Prime Day – Win or Bust?

Earlier this month, Amazon announced they were going to have a “Black Friday” sale on July 15th for their Amazon Prime members. Their announcement caused other retailers to quickly whip up potentially matching sales to push consumers to start their spending habits a bit earlier. As a prime member, I was definitely excited to see […]

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Back-to-School Series: 2015 Consumer Spending – More or Less?

Back-to-school shopping season struggled in 2014 with the slowest sales growth since 2009 and with retail sales dipping .3% last month (Commerce Department report), the industry is off to a challenging start for 2015.  With families spending about 5.8% less on BTS items this year, NRF projects that 2015 BTS spending will drop from last […]

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Back-to-School Series: Influence of Mobile

With graduation parties coming to a close and the 4th of July has come and gone, we are halfway through the summer and school is right around the corner. Cue the boos and wahs now from kids and young adults but parents are excited to get them back into a regular schedule and retailers are […]

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