October 18, 2016
The German supermarket chain Lidl is planning to enter the United States by 2018 and has already begun recruiting managers. That gives U.S. supermarket chains a year to prepare for this budget chain’s entry. From its pricing to merchandise, here’s why they should care.
October 10, 2016
Airport retail is expected to grow rapidly in the next 15 years. A look at the trends motoring this growth, and three ways retailers can take advantage of technology to engage travelers.
October 3, 2016
Requirements to install chip card technology in the U.S. has forced retailers to bone up on risk management in 2016, and they will continue to do so in 2017. According to research from the National Retail Federation and Forrester, retailers are looking to protect customer data in three other key ways.
September 26, 2016
The shared economy is expected to reach $20 billion by 2020, yet retail’s contribution is evolving. A key challenge is mastering both on-demand service and inventory needs. I suspect the Uber of retail is out there, but it may require a role that the sharing economy has strived to eliminate.