• Prime Numbers On Back-To-School: How A Retail Phenomenon Is Changing A Retail Tradition

    August 17th, 2018

    Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, the bell on back-to-school spending is ringing earlier. In addition to higher sales, however, several studies reveal that the way shoppers are buying their school and college supplies is changing in future-predicting ways. Here are four.

  • Kroger Dips Into Exclusive Apparel But Skirts E-commerce: Here’s Why

    July 27th, 2018

    Kroger’s plan to launch an exclusive line of apparel, called Dip, indicates the supermarket chain is serious about competing in the clothing category. However, the strategy does not include plans to sell the clothing online. An expert from the retail technology firm Nextail explains why.

  • Amazon Shrank The Shopping Trip; Can You? 3 Ways To Get More Out Of Micro-Trips

    July 16th, 2018

    Super-short shopping trips began making headlines when research revealed a sharp increase of them at some Whole Foods stores, thanks largely to the installment of Amazon Lockers. Why are micro-trips so important, and how can retailers cater to new shopper expectations in a five-minute period?

  • Grocers Beware: Food Delivery Closing The Gap Between Campus And Commerce

    April 23rd, 2018

    Many college students struggle to afford meals, but in prosperous urban communities, others are changing how meals are ordered and eaten. The grocery industry should pay attention: The ways students take their meals will shape how millions buy food over the decades.

  • How Major Mergers Are Changing Your Favorite Private Brands

    February 26th, 2018

    Among the features that attracted Amazon to Whole Foods is its popular private label, 365 Everyday Value. But mergers in the retail industry also are forcing private labels to change – in terms of access, innovation and price. For consumers, it’s altering the shopping basket in many ways.