Shoppers Returned To Stores For The Holidays

Shoppers Returned To Stores For The Holidays

Shopper traffic to physical retail stores has strongly rebounded from 2020. Data from Placer.ai, a company which measures shopper visits across a wide range of physical stores including grocery, apparel, big box, department and specialty, indicate that shoppers...
Starbucks Tests Cashierless Stores

Starbucks Tests Cashierless Stores

Starbucks is exploring a new store format in partnership with Amazon that will allow customers to buy drinks, snacks and other items without waiting in line, utilizing automated checkout technology developed by the e-commerce giant.  The first concept store opened...
Halloween is Back on Track

Halloween is Back on Track

Halloween is back on the schedule this year and Americans wanted trick-or-treaters, more decorations and new costumes – for us, the kids and our pets. When the totals are reported, consumers are expected to have spent a record $10.14 billion on Halloween this year,...
Wegmans in Manhattan: the State of Retail 2021

Wegmans in Manhattan: the State of Retail 2021

The news this week that Wegmans will open a new store in what was the Kmart on Astor Place in Manhattan says so many things about the state of retailing circa 2021 that it’s hard to even figure out where to start. But start first with the facts: Wegmans Food Markets,...