Bryan's Blog

  • Setting The Stage For Food Theater: A Shopping List Of 7 Needs

    September 20, 2017

    Attracting attention in today’s supermarket arena requires a stage. More grocers are creating stores dedicated to food theater — dine-in settings that hold up as destination experiences, even special events. But it’s not a just-add-water formula. This list provides seven essential ingredients.

  • Makeup Remover: 3 Ways To Capture The Shopper In The Evolving Beauty Aisle

    September 18, 2017

    The beauty aisle’s greatest enhancement isn’t in ingredients or promises, but in deals. Competition from new retail channels is forcing traditional beauty brands and retailers to offer up discounts that would make some lip-lined mouths drop open.

  • Does Whole Foods Need The Middle Aisle? What The Shift Toward Fresh Means For Retail

    September 14, 2017

    Consumers are eschewing the middle aisles of supermarkets in pursuit of healthier foods, including prepared meals. When they do venture into the packaged-food aisle, it’s often for private labels. With Amazon about to buy Whole Foods, this trend could shift into hyperdrive.

  • Why Amazon, Staples Are The Teacher’s Pet (And 4 Ways To Be One, Too)

    September 6, 2017

    Teachers spend a lot of their own money each year on classroom supplies — as much as $5,000, new research shows. Capturing that spending means understanding a valuable equation that is, fortunately, elementary.

  • Is The Search Taking The Joy Out Of Online Shopping?

    August 30, 2017

    The online retail search function can make a shopper’s online experience, but in many cases it breaks it. This could result in substantial unrealized sales. The experts at Twiggle, a firm dedicated to simplifying the online search function, shares four common mistakes.

  • Whatever Happened To Showrooming? How Big Retail Is Taking Back The Shopping Trip

    August 23, 2017

    A few years ago, retail experts worried that showrooming would shut down the physical store. Instead, the practice of researching products in-store and then buying online may be making brick-and-mortar retail stronger — for five distinct reasons. Here, we learn from Walmart, Best Buy and Lowe’s.