• Lidl Is Coming: 12 Reasons U.S. Retailers Should Care

    October 18th, 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.

  • Shopping The Friendly Airports: 3 Ways Technology Can Boost A $32B Industry

    October 10th, 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.

  • 3 Ways Retailers Plan to Protect Customer Data in 2017

    October 3rd, 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.

  • Where Is The Uber Of Fashion?

    September 26th, 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.

  • When Change Is In Store: How Starbucks, Stouffer’s And Others Manage Transformation

    September 19th, 2016

    The old chestnut goes that the only constant is change, but in retail this is not true. The other constant is the risk of failure, and knowing how and when to make the correct change. A look at three major misstep areas.