• 4 Tips For Appealing To Tweens Boys: What Target And Others May Be Overlooking

    July 23rd, 2019

    Target’s newest private-label brand, designed for tween girls, shows that major retailers have found this Gen Z sub-segment lucrative enough for significant investments. But what about tween boys? Is there a missed retail opportunity here, and if so, what should retailers look for?

  • Working The Rainbow — 5 Retailers That LGBTQ Employees Support

    July 5th, 2019

    Virtually every retailer and brand, from Listerine to Nordstrom, has shown support for the LGBTQ community, often by selling new Pride-related products. But which retail brands does the LBGTQ community support? A survey by Glassdoor, released in June, includes five.

  • Research: Half Of Shoppers Buy Perishables Online, And It’s Changing Customer Service

    June 20th, 2019

    A recent international survey of supermarkets and consumers reinforces that online grocery shopping is heading in just one direction, and this means food stores must change online and in-store services. A look at research results, and how they are playing out among leading grocery chains.

  • Father’s Day Expected To Generate $2.5 Billon In Clothing Sales

    June 14th, 2019

    Since 2016, menswear sales have been outpacing those of women’s clothing, and this Father’s Day retailers are expecting billions in men’s clothing sales. But what’s surprising are those doing the shopping, and where. A look into why men are buying more men’s clothes, including for dad.

  • Self-Care 2025: 5 Predictions For How Retail Will Treat Shopper Wellness

    June 7th, 2019

    Shoppers can get their teeth cleaned at the drug store and their eyes checked on an app. But these retail services are just chasing hard-to-pin-down shoppers. Self-care in 2025, and the role retail will serve in it, hinges on those brands that are changing their cultures. Here are five predictions.