Nordstrom partners with clothing donation service to incentivize giving

LUXURY DAILY – Department store chain Nordstrom has partnered with clothing donation Web site Fashion Project that resells high-end clothing for charity. Includes quotes from David Russo, vice president at Boston Retail Partners.

Jimmy Choo Shows Range Of Line With Printemps Jungle Pop-Up

LUXURY DAILY – Accessories label Jimmy Choo has opened a pop-up shop in French department store chain Printemps’ Paris flagship to showcase its handbag line. Includes quotes from Laura Sossong, consultant at Boston Retail Partners.

Tourneau reminds watch lovers of Daylight Saving Time with service event

LUXURY DAILY – Watchmaker and retailer Tourneau is generating foot traffic with a time-centric event that offers complimentary service to create loyal consumers. Includes quotes from David Russo, vice president of Boston Retail Partners.

20 Percent of Retailers Conduct High-level Space Planning: report

LUXURY DAILY – A new report by Boston Retail Partners examines how retailers allocate resources and how they can more effectively place the consumer at the center of the buying experience. Includes quotes from Robert Cuthbertson, senior manager at Boston Retail Partners.

In-Store, Customer-Facing Technology Is Most Important To Retailers

RETAIL TOUCHPOINTS – Retailers stated that in-store, customer-facing technology is “most important” to their organizations, followed by real-time retail and unified commerce. These and other findings were revealed in the 15th Annual POS/Customer Engagement Benchmarking Survey, issued January 2014 by Boston Retail Partners.

Harrods adds artistic flair to renovated entryway with first commissioned piece

LUXURY DAILY – London department store Harrods unveiled its first commissioned art piece to further communicate the retailer’s dedication to art. Includes quotes from Kris Torgerson, vice president at Boston Retail Partners.

Harrods departs from norm with in-flight fashion show

LUXURY DAILY – British department store Harrods partnered with British Airways to host a fashion show mid-flight on an A380 plane. Includes quotes from Walter Deacon, principal at Boston Retail Partners.

Sports and entertainment venues flock to beacons for commerce opportunities

MOBILE COMMERCE DAILY – As beacon technology picks up speed for marketers, outdoor venues such as sports stadiums and theme parks are among the first to deploy the Bluetooth technology to deliver geolocated, personalized deals and messaging. Includes quotes from Greg Sokolowski, vice president at Boston Retail Partners.

Customer Engagement, Enabled by a Unified Commerce Platform, is the New POS, New Survey from Boston Retail Partners Reveals

BULLDOG REPORTER – Customers engage with brands—not individual channels—and top retailers are now shifting their focus to a holistic shopping experience across all customer touch points, according to a new study from Boston Retail Partners.

Real-Time Retailing Turns the Store into the Network

CHAIN STORE AGE – Dan Berthiaume interviews Ken Morris, principal, Boston Retail Partners on how retail has changed. Ken Morris points to the evolution of networks the have enabled real-time retail, unified commerce and enhanced customer engagement.

Chanel and Neiman Marcus continue Dallas celebration with store window display

LUXURY DAILY – As French fashion house Chanel’s time in Dallas came to an end, the brand decided to leave a lasting impression with an exclusive window display in Neiman Marcus’ flagship store. Includes quotes from Laura Sossong, consultant for Boston Retail Partners.

WEBINAR REPLAY: The ABC's Of Delivering A Superior Customer Experience

RETAIL TOUCHPOINTS – So what are the best ways to enable store associates to deliver a superior customer experience? This webinar will outline 5 ways retailers can win the battle for brand loyalty and long-term success. Features insights from Ken Morris, principal, Boston Retail Partners.

2014 Review & Outlook

RIS NEWS – Whatever happens next year, whether it is surprising or epic, the following experts will be sure to see it coming and be prepared to manage it. See how a select group of retail’s thought leaders view the current state of retailing and what lies ahead for 2014. Includes insights from Ken Morris, principal, Boston Retail Partners.

Apple's New Retail Head To Pave Way For Fusion Of Technology And Fashion

MOBILE MARKETER – Apple’s recent hiring of the CEO from ultra-hip fashion brand Burberry to run its retail division points to the growing fusion of technology and fashion seen in the growth of wearable computing devices such as watches and eyewear. Includes quotes from Paul Ruccio, a consultant at Boston Retail Partner.

Cloud Update: Winning Retail Strategies

RETAIL TOUCHPOINTS – Retailers say that scalability, flexibility, reduced costs, greater uptime and premium brand experiences are just some of the benefits raining down from their cloud implementations. Hear the insights on cloud-based applications (including POS) from industry thought leaders including Ken Morris, principal, Boston Retail Partners.