Welcome to Blueday’s November edition of Winning the Store Day, our monthly roundup featuring the latest retailer initiatives and industry trends. Read below to learn how to spot exceptional assistant store managers, what J.C. Penney is doing to create a new type of store that is luring shoppers back to malls, and how a personalized shopping experience can help brick and mortar retailers gain a competitive edge over online stores.

 

What makes a great assistant store manager?

RetailWire breaks down some essential skillsets that store leaders should look for when looking to add another strong player to the team. Read here.

 

 

 

J.C. Penney creates the store of its wishes in Hurst, settles on using it as a lab

The Hurst, TX store is breaking the typical mold by including a cafe, barber shop, children’s play space, and many lounging areas to create a drastically different in-store experience for shoppers. Read here.

 

 

Half of shoppers would give up low online prices for personalized service

RetailDive provides insights into how a personalized shopping experience can help brick and mortar retailers avoid losing sales to online stores. Read here.