Mainstreet Retail & Restaurant Blog

Our insights into retail and the technologies that drive customer engagement

Oracle to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion — Bloomberg As reported Jun 23 by Bloomberg Micros sells POS systems for hotels, restaurants and retailers with over 330,000 installations in 180 countries. This is […]

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Stage Stores named in RIS News Top 5 department stores

Stage is in good company ranking number 5 in RIS’ top 10 department stores after TJX, Stein Mart, Nordstrom and Macy’s.  Stage operates 850+ stores […]

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Can you reinvent an iconic department store?

Macy’s, Nordstrom, TJX, HBC, Sears, Kohl’s   You sure can.  Just checkout Macy’s and Nordstrom, a few of the traditional merchants committed to continuously evolving […]

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Retailers, take a ‘selfie’ of your stores

The traffic cop who gave me a speeding ticket last week provided better customer service than a few of the retail stores I’ve frequented over […]

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Is Canada the 51st state for US retail?

Probably not. At first glance, it appears that both countries have similar cultures.  In the years following the 2008 recession, several US retailers looked to […]

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Why retail stores need mobile POS

‘We only use all of our POS lanes about 10% of the time.’ ‘We’re interested in self-checkout but would like it to convert to a […]

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Stage Stores cover story in Retail Merchandiser magazine

Stages Stores has invested in new technology, store improvements and personnel to set themselves up for growth in 2014 and beyond. Read the full story  […]

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Reinventing the retail shopping mall

‘Big-box retailers are finding money in their old parking lots’ began the recent newspaper article.  Was I intrigued to read more?  You bet.  These days […]

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Evolving Brick-and-Mortar: New Retail Concepts

‘The 80’s called.  They want their store back’ so says Radio Shack’s Super Bowl 2014 commercial – one of the top ad spots for the […]

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Welcome to Mainstreet’s Retail Blog

We are an independent POS solution provider and keen observer of retail. Our blog will report selected industry news from the retailers, technology providers, economic […]

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Mainstreet Inc. Awarded POS Refresh for STAGE Stores

DALLAS, TEXAS – April 2, 2014 — Mainstreet Inc. is pleased to announce its award of the POS refresh for STAGE Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) […]

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The Importance of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

These days we hear a lot about the demise of brick-and-mortar retail due in part to consumers’ move to online shopping; a slow economy and […]

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