‘How much of consumers’ new online beauty shopping habits will stick when stores reopen? How should beauty retailers react?’ BARE shares an article by Richard Kestenbaum for Forbes with new trends and innovations in the beauty retail industry.

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‘With an unprecedented amount of time spent in their domestic spaces, Americans also began shopping to redecorate them.’ BARE shares an article by Elizabeth Fazzare for Forbes with data on rising home and design shopping trends.

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‘Much has been written about customer service through the years, but the events of the past few months have changed the conversation in a big way. The rise in on-line buying has created new questions about how to build customer loyalty with someone you never actually meet.’ BARE shares an article by Jill Griffin for Forbes on how customers determine value.

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‘Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there is one thing that’s for sure: people still want to be treated well. This concept is at the core of customer experience—the simple idea of people wanting to feel seen, known, and appreciated by the companies they’re buying from.’ BARE shares an article by Daniel Newman for Forbes on how ‘CX will be the key brand differentiator by the end of 2020 – even more than price or product quality.’

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Rounding up the team for an annual meeting resulted all of us staying in a nearby large branded hotel, no room sharing or AirBNBs possible. The team ranged from High to Low Risk, all non-symptomatic, which resulted in guests with a range of expectations.

We wondered: how often do exceptional moments occur to make the experience memorable even when face coverings and barriers were in place?

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Rounding up the remote team for an annual meeting resulted in twelve of our “out of towners” staying in our nearby large branded hotel. These individuals ranged from Baby Boomers to Generation X’s to Millennials, resulting in guests with a range of expectations.

We wondered: how often do exceptional moments occur to make the experience memorable? 

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‘Customers who once wandered the aisles of stores now place orders online. Employees keep their distance from customers instead of greeting them personally.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes about how retailers are adapting with curbside pickup in order to serve customers and keep their businesses afloat.

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‘As eCommerce’s share of overall retail sales shot past an estimated 25% (up from 17% in 2019), the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry has rushed to adapt to a rapidly changing business model. ‘ BARE shares an article by Kiri Masters for Forbes discussing the rise eCommerce among grocery shoppers.

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‘Many travel habits will morph as tourism slowly returns. But across all the trends experts point to, the one constant is the “p” word: Privacy. Have we all become semi-recluses through quarantine?’ BARE shares an article by Tamara Thiessen for Forbes about the upcoming changes for hotel stays and luxury travel.

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For the past few weeks, we have all experienced a huge shift in shopping behaviors to digital adoption and online experiences. As retailers, restaurants, and other on-site businesses begin to reopen, there will be another shift in consumer behaviors… And it’s not going to be the same as before. 

Are you ready to reopen with the upcoming ‘new normal’?

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