POSTED: 11 February 2019
How do you stay on top of retail industry developments? A new year brings a time for fresh starts and resolutions. It is a time we often reflect on our work and our lives, and resolve to improve, be better, or do more.
Being more informed about your industry is a way to set you ahead in your career. And the good news is, it doesn’t take much of your time. Spending a few minutes every day or setting aside time once a week to read industry news and opinion pieces will be enough to inform and inspire you.
The even better news is that we’ve done the first bit of hard work for you. Below you will find a list of retail news, blogs and opinion writers that you should look at. It isn’t necessary to follow them all, but by regularly reading a few of them you will gain the knowledge and insight to inform your role within retail and take it to the next level. Oh, and these are all free to subscribe to so it won’t cost you a dime.
Note, the recommendations we have given are website-based, however most, if not all, also use other platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc, so from the website you can subscribe to your inbox or pick your preferred format to follow.
The Jason and Scot show is a weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events from the retail industry. Featuring interviews with industry leaders, deep dives into key topics, and timely retail news.
Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender's Retail Adventures Blog was recently named the number one retail blog in the United States by PR Newswire Media. The blog provides timely advice on consumers and the changing retail market place. Kizer and Bender are also contributors to MSNBC’s television program ‘Your Business’.
Stores is the National Retail Federation’s online magazine. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has represented retail in the USA for over a century. Stores provides all the latest US and international retail news.
Shep Hyken is a customer service and experience expert, working as Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations. The Shepard Letter is Hyken’s weekly blog in which he provides intuitive business tips, interesting articles, and helpful strategies you can implement in your business.
RetailNext focuses on shopper analytics and optimizing the shopper experience. If you are looking for a blog with a technology slant, this is a good read.
The weekly blog from Bob Phibbs – aka The Retail Doctor – provides opinion pieces about key topics in US retail with a particular focus on the threat e-commerce brings to traditional retail and what bricks and mortar retailers can do to succeed.
RIS News provides insights into the latest trends, case studies, best practices, and news shaping the retail industry. You can also subscribe to a breaking news option to receive important updates as soon as they happen.
This week in retail is a weekly newsletter that delivers the latest retail tips and trends. The newsletter is borne out of The Retail Digest – a leading site for retail news and information, curated by the top 100 industry thinkers.
And last, but definitely not least, our own blog here at Reflex, where you can get the latest news and opinion pieces on retail industry developments.