Big Picture Monday: Retail Trends You Should Know About

Every week, JCK’s Big Picture Monday rounds up the most interesting stories about trends in retailing:

– Kantar Retail says “promotions” will drive holiday sales.

– Smart phone–based purchasing increases. But most retailers have no mobile presence.

– Some luxury stores, in Europe at least, are unprepared for “surging” demand. (Financial Times)

– J.C. Penney ending catalogs.

– Brands need to form “emotional bond.”

– Both Kohl’s and J.C. Penney announce expansion plans.