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Retail Going to the Dogs?

Retail Going to the Dogs?

I have the pleasure of working with two Mars affiliated companies, Blue Pearl Animal Hospital and Banfied Pet Hospital. This article mentions yet another affiliated company, Camp Bow Wow and I thought it was of real interest. These businesses are helping to change the...
The Winners in Retail, 2018

The Winners in Retail, 2018

Walmart isn’t the only retailer already winning…By Lauren Thomas, CNBCIn any competition, there are winners and losers. And among retailers competing for customers, the winners of 2018 beat their rivals by providing faster delivery, better online and...
Amazon Fresh Future in Doubt?

Amazon Fresh Future in Doubt?

Some Amazon Fresh customers are slamming the grocery-delivery service over disappearing and ruined orders, and it raises questions about its future.BusinessInsider.com, Dennis Green.Some customers are saying that Amazon Fresh is growing rotten.The online...
Dramatic 10% Increase in Top Retailer Foot Traffic

Dramatic 10% Increase in Top Retailer Foot Traffic

Placer.ai (foot traffic analytics platform) just released its initial ‘Retail Index’ measuring foot traffic at over 24,000 major retail brands and shopping centers across the United States, comparing the Black Friday weekend in 2018 vs Black Friday weekend visits for...
Halloween Pop-ups Rule the Retail!

Halloween Pop-ups Rule the Retail!

Why Halloween pop-ups suddenly possess so many dead retail spacesThis Washington Post article by Taylor Telford reports on how  Americans will drop about $9 billion in celebration of Halloween this year. Halloween’s craziness and camp are fun precisely...
Quick-Serve Brands Performing in the Drive Thru

Quick-Serve Brands Performing in the Drive Thru

The 2018 QSR Drive-Thru StudyThis recent article from QSR Magazine discusses how pressures on drive-thru performance, particularly speed of service and accuracy, have become ever more intense. The continuing importance of the outdoor lane is clashing with the fact...
As Others Retrench, Discount Chains Grow

As Others Retrench, Discount Chains Grow

      Ross Dress For Less discount storeThis article offers a handful of nuggets that break down why discounters are finding success against online shopping.  Ross’s average item price is only $1098% of Ross’s goods are under...