January 5, 2017
Will men and artificial intelligence define retail in 2017? Possibly. Considering the activities in retail today, several experts shared what unexpected trends they believe will merge in 2017.
January 4, 2017
We may not be giving away partridges and drummers for the holidays, but no doubt people are spending a lot on gifts. They also are doing so in creative new ways. I scoured holiday survey results from six sources and plucked 12 surprising data points about the holidays.
January 3, 2017
There’s no business like show business, and retailers are vying to get in on the act. More merchants are turning to Broadway in their ongoing play for experiential marketing. But what can retailers do for an encore?
December 22, 2016
Plans by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to launch a chain of luxury coffee bars will test the lengths people may go to for a good cup of joe. Or is he tapping into a bigger idea? Looking at a $12 coffee through a craft-cocktail lens.