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‘In today’s connected world, a brand’s voice is no longer solely defined by the brand, but also by public feedback — largely online. So how you manage your company’s online reputation matters. It’s about promoting and protecting your brand so it can be discovered, followed, recommended and even defended in a predominantly digital marketplace. And it’s not as easy as simply running your own website or social media pages.’ BARE shares an article by Colson Hillier for Forbes on getting started and using online reputation management.

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‘Brick-and-mortar retail has been impacted by the pandemic, of course, but its struggles have been compounded by a familiar foe: the competition against e-commerce sales. Recent data show, however, that brick-and-mortar retail is demonstrating a surprising degree of resistance to this threat.’ BARE shares an article by Calvin Schnure for Forbes on the comeback of brick-and-mortar retail.

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‘I have just read a summary of what will happen in the future. It is exciting but also a little scary. It suggests that retailers have to change. Maybe retail will be more automated or maybe we will have less dense strip-malls. It certainly will be less people intensive as companies adopt the use of more advanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) to anticipate needs and enable automated delivery.’ BARE shares an article by Walter Loeb for Forbes on the future of retail.

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‘Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rates of online grocery and takeout orders have doubled as many parts of the world have suspended or reduced movement to curb the spread of the virus.’ BARE shares an article by Cagla Ertugrul for MarketingTech on online food businesses post pandemic.

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‘A total of 167 billion coupons were distributed to US consumers in the first six months of 2011, according to the research firm NCH Marketing Services, and the value of redeemed coupons rose 5.3 percent to $2 billion. But it’s not your grandmother’s Sunday newspaper coupon clipping anymore. Websites with names like Southern Savers, livefabuless.com or thekrazycouponlady.com give consumers an edge on how to find the the right discounts in the art of “couponing,” which has evolved into a verb.’ BARE shares an article by Jonathan Treiber for Forbes on the humble coupon, which in the past gave consumers a few cents off soap or cereal , that has now mushroomed into a lifestyle for millions of Americans with its own television programs, websites and trading platforms.

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‘There has been a step-change in behavior since last year with customers relying more on text messaging when communicating with retailers.’ BARE shares an article by Shelley Kohan for Forbes on SMS text messaging customers.

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‘The idea that the pandemic has accelerated pre-existing trends is talked about so much that it’s become a cliché. But it’s become a cliché because it’s true and for retailers with physical stores, that has meaningful implications.’ BARE shares an article by Richard Kestenbaum for Forbes with new changes for retail in 2021.

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‘Retailing has always been called a combination of art and science but for much of its existence there’s usually been too much of the former and not enough of the latter.’ BARE shares an article by Warren Shoulberg for Forbes with customer experience analytics in retail.

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‘After years of fighting for the “luxury” beauty experience, it appears beauty companies are giving in to the masstige retail reckoning.’ BARE shares an article by Priya Rao for Glossy with luxury beauty retail.

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‘As consumers, we want to be recognized and catered to, and we can always use more convenience and positive experiences – especially during a time when there’s more uncertainty than usual.’ BARE shares an article by David Fletcher for Business.com with customer experience and marketing promises.

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