Retailers just scratching the surface of social media use: report

LUXURY DAILY – A growing number of retailers are leveraging social media to inform merchandise planning, according to a new survey from Boston Retail Partners. The report found that compared to 2013, the number of retailers using social media to influence product development has grown by 550 percent, comprising 39 percent of respondents.

Retailers See Dramatic Gains with Social Media for Merchandise Planning

PROGRESSIVE GROCER – Retailers are focused on expanding the use of social media and technology solutions to deliver the products consumers want in a seamless shopping experience, according to results of a survey by Boston Retail Partners (BRP).

Lane Crawford welcomes Fortnum & Mason into Hong Kong stores

LUXURY DAILY – Chinese department store Lane Crawford is giving British retailer Fortnum & Mason the opportunity to transition into the market and spread awareness among global travelers. Includes quotes from Laura Sossong, consultant, Boston Retail Partners.

Galeries Lafayette invites gang of monsters in-store for the holidays

LUXURY DAILY – French department store chain Galeries Lafayette is looking to delight children of all ages with a quirky monster-themed Christmas campaign, launching Nov. 5. This article includes quotes from Walter Deacon, principal, Boston Retail Partners.

5 Challenges, Opportunities, and Imperatives for Retailers in 2015

CPC STRATEGY BLOG – This post summarizes insights from retail experts on the most pressing challenges, opportunities, and imperatives for retail in the next 12 months. See what Ken Morris, principal at Boston Retail Partners and six other retail experts have to say.

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Kate Moss For Topshop Gives Luxury Retailers Access To Aspirational Consumers

LUXURY DAILY – Ken Morris, Principal, Boston Retail Partners, shares his perspectives on luxury retailers extending their offerings to lower price-point products.

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.