• Why Walmart Pay Doesn’t Measure Up To CVS, Starbucks And Taco Bell

    August 30th, 2016

    The reportedly limp-along introduction of Walmart Pay may cause some retailers to rethink entering the payments game, but others, including Starbucks, are excelling. Meanwhile, CVS Pay just launched. A look at what makes them different.

  • Kroger Deal Highlights 3 Reasons Blended Data Is A Must In Retail

    August 25th, 2016

    Partnership with data provider IRI enables the retailer and manufacturers to share the same customer insights, for more customized experiences. If other retailers do not follow suit, they could lose in the battle for the consumer. Three reasons data continues to change the retail game.

  • Filling Big Shoes With Square Feet: What Dollar General-Walmart Deal Means

    August 24th, 2016

    While Walmart, Target and other chains test ways to maneuver into smaller footprints, other retailers benefit from their missteps. Most […]

  • Hope In Store: How Lululemon, Starbucks Stand Out In A Fear-Filled Election

    August 16th, 2016

    Few modern events have demonstrated the effectiveness of fear as a motivator as plainly as the presidential election. But in actuality retailers have used fear as a marketing tool for years. Here’s how turning fear in the inverse, to hope, is benefiting major brands.

  • Back-To-School Trends A Lesson In New Math

    August 15th, 2016

    Sixty percent of parents plan to use their mobile devices for back-to-school shopping this year, while Amazon is projected to capture 25% of the $17 billion increase in back-to-school sales. If retailers do not begin focusing as much on the digital experience as bricks and mortar, it could be a hard lesson.