The Best Retail Blogs on the Web 2017


Elizabeth / 19th December 2016

Last year we published a piece on the very best retail blogs on the web. We decided to create an updated list of the best movers and shakers in the retail blog world. There are few familiar sites below, and plenty of new additions to look through.

Each and every site we have listed will help you form a better view of the retail market, how it’s expected to change, and how you can improve your retail projects.


If you are looking for credible retail related pieces, written by industry experts the National Retail Federation site should obviously, be your first choice. It’s packed with great, original content, analysis, and discussions.

If you are looking for credible retail related pieces, written by industry experts the National Retail Federation site should obviously, be your first choice. It’s packed with great, original content, analysis, and discussions.

Retail Touch Points provides content designed to help retailers optimise customer experiences across the board. The site is regularly updated with unique, quality content with tips, helpful advice, and viewpoints from experts across the industry.

Retail Week

Retail Week are an authoritative voice in the retail industry, regularly posting Q&As, opinions, and advice. Contributors include retail experts from every discipline, making it a site that needs to feature in your bookmarks.

Customer Think

Serving over 100,000 visitors per month, Customer Think covers retail topics including customer relationship management, social business, and more customer centric advice. They’re a new addition to our list, and genuinely worth checking out.

Another new addition to our list, The Chain Store Age is a treasure trove of useful retail related articles. The site’s neat design makes it simple to navigate to pieces directly relating to the topics you want info on too.

The site, in its own words, is ‘devoted to helping retailers differentiate on experience, rather than on price’. Within its pages you’ll find resources, videos, webinars and much more to help you master your next retail project.

On the hunt for useful advice to put into action for your storefront or business? Vend HQ’s blog has excellent in-depth guides and quick reads that help you make a better retail experience for your customers.

Retail Dive aim to provide retail professionals with a bird’s-eye-view of the retail industry in 60 seconds. Their original analysis, industry news and comments are well worth keeping up to date with.

With a daily e-newsletter, a quarterly print issue, and a site that’s updated daily, Total Retail is the best place to get your fix on all things retail. They cover topics including management, marketing, e-commerce, and much more.

Shopify needs no introduction. It’s one of the best e-commerce platforms on the web, and only eve gets better. What makes the site even more worthwhile is their blog. The retail section is constantly updated with tips and advice for every retail industry expert.

If you’re more interested in the design side of retail this blog, as the name suggests, is the one for you. Jam packed with information on interior design for retail, useful tips and plenty of images to take inspiration from, it’s a site well worth a visit.

Retail Wire is a ‘a uniquely engaging forum for the retailing industry’. Membership us free to qualified retail industry professionals, and on the site you can check out discussions, resources, and much more.

The multi-channel masters over at Intelligent Retail always have some advice worth listening to. Make sure you regularly check their blog out to get the latest from their team of experts.

The Retail Gazette offers up daily retail news and publish independently-sourced stories, interviews, and comments. There free daily newsletter is worth signing up for too, if you want to stay abreast with all things retail.

The Retail Bulletin does exactly what it says on the tin. They offer up daily news stories, comments, and can help you keep on top of the myriad of retail events and conferences that are going on.

Catering to all levels of business, Power Retail focus on providing information and resources for the retail industry. They strive to deliver info to everyone from start-ups to multichannel power houses.

The Essential Retail site offers original news and analysis from leading retailers and vendors in the industry. Their aim is to supply clarity as the digital world shapes and transforms the retail industry as we know it.

Run and owned by Fiona Briggs, an expert with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, the Retail Times regularly reports on local and global retail markets, delivering a unique take on the latest in retail.

Here you’ll find a wide range of industry news, all collated in an easy to read and navigate format. They regularly post video pieces too, making the latest retail news visual and an easy way to take in on your lunch break.

If you’re looking for straight forward, jargonless retail news, Retail Minded is the site for you. Their guides are comprehensive and their advice well worth listening too. The perfect place for anyone starting out in the industry.

While based in Australia and looking at that areas retail industry, Inside Retail, still offers up plenty of useful advice that can be put to use no matter where you are. Staffed by journalists with decades of combined retail experience, it’s well worth a visit for any veteran or even budding retailer.

The Click & Mortar blog run by Snap Retail supplies online marketing education, downloads, and a tonne of tips for retailers. Dig into their archives to find the info you’re looking for.

With 30 years’ experience working in retail, Bob Phibbs is one of the most authoritative voices in the industry, making his blog a must read for any retailer. Matching anecdotes and real-life experience with actionable advice, there’s always something to take away from the Retail Doctor.

Planet Retail offer a number of retail related services, but if you’re just looking for a site to help keep you up to date on all the latest retail news, they can help there too. They regularly post the latest news to hit the retail world, keeping you up to date with everything that’s need to know.

Verdict Retail is a great place to pick up advice and information on the retail sector. They have a section on their site called ‘free insight’ where you can pick up plenty of unique news and information on the industry you love.

The team over at retail pro are experts in their industry and regularly update the blog with their latest take on retail news, opinions, and insights. The site is packed full of useful how-to’s too.

This publication was set up to be an industry leader for independent retail stores. If you want honest, actionable advice from experts along with in-depth articles and analysis from retail store experts, this is the place to visit.

Retail Design World work in association with the Retail Design Expo. The site has everything from showcases, trends, interviews, and news pieces – helping you stay up-to-date with all things retail design.

At Retail Focus you can keep one eye on all the latest store openings and development projects along with a helping of expert advice and tips. Head to their site to see how the retail is set to change in 2017.

Run by Dough Stephens – one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists – Retail Prophet is the best place to find out how retail will change and adapt in the coming years. His blog is full of insight, and a useful site for every retailer.

The Retail Action Project’s mission is to elevate industry standards, help empower workers, and to provide useful tips to those working in the retail industry.

If you want advice and comment from retailers who are working on the front line day in day out, Retail Assist is the site for you. It’s a fun site, packed to the brim with useful comment, analysis, and tips.

Run by business writer, Glynn Davis, Retail Insider is a free to subscribe site that ‘isn’t just another news site’. Instead, it offers a variety of opinions and insights on the retail industry. On the site you’ll also find an ‘Innovative Retailers Report’ which is well worth a look in on its own.

The Lightspeed blog is well designed making navigating to information and topics you want a simple process. Add into that mix the fact that their content is well thought out and put together and you have one of our favourite retail blogs on the web.

The honest and open advice offered up by Retail Geek is eye opening for any retailer. Their blog covers topics on everything from how we shop to how many retailers fall short. They also talk about the coolest tech to hit the retail world.

The Quantum Retail site features useful case studies and white papers, keeps you up to date with the latest events, and supplies the best retail news out there. Worth checking out if you’re just getting started in retail.

White papers, videos, news, insights, shares, a directory – My Retail Media is your one-stop-shop for everything retail. We highly recommend bookmarking this site, their commentary and comments are well worth paying attention too.

Graham Soult’s take on the UK retail industry is a fascinating insight. If you’re a UK based retailer, this is the best place to keep up-to-date with all the movers and shakers in the UK’s retail world along with useful tips and advice.

The Design 4 Retail blog helps you stay abreast of the latest retail news, provides comment on the future of the industry, offers up inspiration for your own retail store design and much more.

The Lab Store blog focuses on retail successes from all areas of the industry. It’s great insight into where people have succeeded and what you can take away and implement into your own retail projects.

As you can imagine, Retail Economics focuses on the research of the economy of the consumer and retail industry in the UK. Subscribing gives you access to a huge range of data to help you better understand the industry you work in.

The Infor Retail blog is packed full of fun blog posts that really get you thinking. The expert advice and comment on offer is second to none too, making it a worthwhile visit.

Medallion Retail take a marketing slant to all of their industry retail news, opinions, and discussions. Their alternative and original take on all things retail makes them one of the favourite in our list.

First Retail’s blog looks at all things retail, from future predictions, industry comments, and informative insights. A quick scan through their blog archive is sure to show something of use to you and your latest project.

Retail Eye looks at the latest retail trends, concepts, and best practices. Their in-depth blog posts are wonderfully written, helping explain the inner workings of the retail industry.

This blog regularly posts tips and advice on how you can improve retail performance. Advice includes everything from driving holiday sales to how you can better your staff training!

The Retail Marketing Group blogs are in-depth looks at different areas of the retail industry. Their expert advice is well worth a look-in, helping you stay on top of the latest news and analysis.

Re-Tales regularly publishes stories and opinions from people working in retail It’s a great, fun, and unique perspective on the retail industry, and worth bookmarking!


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