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  • Target, Kohl’s Are Adapting To Special Needs, And Already They’re Behind

    August 17th, 2019

    Target now offers Halloween costumes for children with special needs, and Kohl’s has extended a clothing line for the same. What took so long? Retailers that ignore this vibrant market’s needs do so at their peril. Here is why, and what other brands, from Tommy Hilfiger to Zappos, are doing.

  • Gen Z Is Ruling Back-To-School: 3 Lessons For Retailers

    August 9th, 2019

    Gen Z shoppers have greater influence on back-to-school spending than those before them — preteens alone are expected to more than double their spending from 10 years ago. That this group was born into digital commerce likely has something to do with this. Three points retailers should know.

  • Robots Are Taking The Store At Kroger, Walmart And Whole Foods. What Could Go Wrong?

    August 2nd, 2019

    Robots are mingling in our groceries: At Giant Foods, they are looking for spills and at Walmart they are checking prices. But as merchants increasingly incorporate robots into the shopping experience, let’s hope they also are learning from a few mistakes. Here are three fails, and three benefits.

  • Springing For Purchases: 8 Ways Warm Weather Encourages Shopping — And Where

    March 30th, 2019

    Spring may turn our fancies to love, but frequently it’s a love for swimsuits, booties and bookshelves. Based on research and long-standing trends, here are seven ways warm weather inspires us to shop —and some are pretty surprising.

  • Will Consumers Rent Home Furnishings? Ikea and Rent The Runway Think So.

    March 19th, 2019

    Rent The Runway’s entry into temporary home furnishings signifies an important retail shift — accommodating non-committal consumerism. And this is just the start. The sharing economy accommodates renting and swapping across many categories. Here are five merchants taking the leap.