Snatched Up

As quickly as retail trends and technology evolve, it doesn’t hold a candle to the speed with which language, and specifically slang emerges. For the past year or so the hippest among us have been using the work “Fleek” to describe something that is cool, exciting or on-trend. Well that term is officially “so yesterday;” if you want to sound contemporary the term of the moment is “Snatched.”

Whether we want to believe it or not, 2016 is almost halfway gone. As the mid-point of the year speeds toward us I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the RIS articles that have been Snatched Up the most online in the first half of the year, and perhaps discover what is trending in our community.

The most read articles of the first half of the year were:

The Five Retailers That Matter.The cover story from our January issue has been among the most popular articles of the year since its release. If you haven’t read it yet be sure to check it out and see how Best Buy, GameStop, Kroger, Nordstrom and Walgreens are leading the pack in their respective segments.

Trends to Watch in 2016. Our annual trends to watch piece posts the first week of January and garners massive amounts of interest throughout the year. It is too early to tell if the crystal ball was correct this year, but it has been on point thus far.

Most Influential People in Retail.Who is the most influential person in retail? One hint, it’s not me. But it could be you. Check out the list and discover the industry leaders setting retail’s agenda.

10 Retailers with the Best Reputation. In the age of customer-centric retailing nothing is more valuable than reputation. As the battle for consumer wallet share continues to rage on, only those retailers that are able to establish a truly valuable and differentiated brand image will stand the test of time. See which retailers are ranked highest among consumers.

It is an interesting point to note that although RIS’ readership is compiled of retail technology professionals, none of the most read stories of the first half of the year are particularly tech heavy. Rather what is Snatched in our space is articles that explore the personalities, companies and trends that are defining retail today.