• The War Against Shrinkage and Retail Fraud: 4 Weapons to Put in Your Arsenal

    Doesn’t it seem like criminals somehow manage to stay ahead of retailers in the fight against shrinkage? Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the problem, shoplifters dream up some new scheme to lift your merchandise. In fact, last year retail shrinkage cost the industry nearly $50 billion. Shrinkage and retail fraud will […]

  • How Some of the Most Visited Museums Use People Counters to their Advantage

    While some of the country’s most-visited museums might be best known for the dazzling treasures within their four walls, they also have something else in common. In addition to organizing top-notch exhibitions, institutions ranging from New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Carnegie Museums […]

  • Exploit Your Strengths to Drive Store Traffic: 3 Advantages of Brick and Mortar Retail

    The death of retail has been greatly exaggerated. Despite the pervasive notion of a retail apocalypse dominating headlines, research from IHL Group thoroughly debunks the widely reported idea that retail is dying. In fact, the opposite is true: some retailers are ailing but overall, net store openings are outpacing store closings. That’s because stores still […]

  • Measure the Impact of Social Media Campaigns with People Counting Technology

    Social media isn’t just a place to post pics of your lunch, or kids, or dog. By this point in 2017, nearly every business out there has a presence on at least one social platform, from Twitter to Snapchat to Instagram to Facebook. The impact of social media on business can translate into real results, […]

  • The Link Between Consumer Behavior Analytics and In-Store Operations

    Are you still guesstimating when it comes to running your retail business?  Increasingly, leading retailers are turning to consumer behavior analytics to take the guess work out of their in-store operations. Here’s why. Staffing Smarts Labor scheduling is consistently among a retailer’s daily operational headaches. Schedule too much staff and you’re needlessly assuming extra costs […]

  • The Role of Internet of Things (IoT) in Retail’s Future

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot topic in retail circles in recent years — but what, exactly is it and what is its place in retail? A Primer In essence, the concept of internet of things in retail calls for everything to have an IP (internet protocol) address, which means that all […]