Bryan Pearson

Zulily On The Art Of Personalizing The Retail Mobile Experience

Zulily On The Art Of Personalizing The Retail Mobile Experience From avocados to refrigerators, a lot of purchases are funneled through our smartphones, thanks to the magic of e-commerce. But is the actual experience of buying via mobile going down the...

5 Ways Kroger’s Investment In Tech And Experience Will Change All Grocery

5 Ways Kroger’s Investment In Tech And Experience Will Change All Grocery (Photo credit: Getty Royalty Free) She may only need a head of lettuce and a gallon of milk, but today’s grocery shopper might as well be browsing for a smartphone or a car. Tha...

4 Ways The Sinking Of Toys R Us Will Transform Toys

4 Ways The Sinking Of Toys R Us Will Transform Toys The giraffe is out of the toy box, and the hole it has left to fill is not just big; it is limitless. Limitless in terms of the kinds of new toys that will be introduced as a result of the failing of ...

Daredevil Retail: How DSW, Nordstrom And Office Depot Are Experimenting With Experience

Daredevil Retail: How DSW, Nordstrom And Office Depot Are Experimenting With Experience Shoe shopping, the pinnacle of retail therapy, is trading in some of its sling-backs and Mary Janes for video tunnels and “shoevators.” This may be when we learn if...

J.Crew Rewards Is Tailored To Personalize — Is That Enough?

J.Crew Rewards Is Tailored To Personalize — Is That Enough? It’s still preppy, but it’s not personal. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg That could be the synopsis of the challenges facing apparel chain J.Crew Group these days, based on the reasoning...

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

Prime Numbers On Back-To-School: How A Retail Phenomenon Is Changing A Retail Tradition pxhere Amazon is schooling the retail industry on how to turn one plus one into science. Hopefully, retailers are taking notes. The one plus one represents the equ...

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

Kroger Dips Into Exclusive Apparel But Skirts E-commerce: Here’s Why (PRNewsfoto/The Kroger Co.) Pants aren’t perishable, yet in the ripening world of Kroger’s apparel business, they still won’t be sold online. As Kroger suits up to enter the higher-...

Etsy Has Raised Its Artisan Fees: 5 Ways In Which The Shopper Experience Could...

Etsy Has Raised Its Artisan Fees: 5 Ways In Which The Shopper Experience Could Change (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Who’d have thought that 5% of a $25 baby’s crown or taxidermy duckling could add up to so much angst? When such curiosities ...

Amazon Shrank The Shopping Trip; Can You? 3 Ways To Get More Out Of...

Amazon Shrank The Shopping Trip; Can You? 3 Ways To Get More Out Of Micro-Trips Thanks to Amazon and Whole Foods, a new kind of locker talk could be sweeping the grocery sector, and it centers on how much can be bagged in a few-minute window. Micro-sho...

The Amazing Retail Revival: How Joann, Office Depot (And Even Nordstrom) Are Staying Relevant

The Amazing Retail Revival: How Joann, Office Depot (And Even Nordstrom) Are Staying Relevant (Photo: Business Wire) Joann is trying to prove that 75 is the new millennial. The sewing and fabric chain, once a fixture at strip centers, has made a sha...

Value-Unique Services: 3 Ways Domino’s, First Watch And Others Serve Customers

Value-Unique Services: 3 Ways Domino’s, First Watch And Others Serve Customers Domino’s Pizza Retail technology has convenience going for it, but when was the last time a merchant did something unselfish for you? Like shelter you from the rain, or sh...

7 Ways Gen Z Shoppers Are Different From All Others — And None Includes...

7 Ways Gen Z Shoppers Are Different From All Others — And None Includes Technology (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Don’t overvalue their love of technology too much. Left to their own devices, today’s 18- to 23-year-olds may devise a shopping ...

15 Revelations From Trader Joe’s Podcast, From The Parking To Deer Stew

15 Revelations From Trader Joe’s Podcast, From The Parking To Deer Stew (Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star via Getty Images) Ask Dan Bane about the future of Trader Joe’s and he’ll measure its potential in captains and mates. “We’re targeting to open 30 t...

5 Analytics Tips For Retail, From Spotify, Delta, Capital One And Others

5 Analytics Tips For Retail, From Spotify, Delta, Capital One And Others (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) EBay is testing whether one of the most effective approaches to shopper engagement exists outside the aisle by adopting an algorithm that may be best r...

Amusing The Shopper: 5 Ways To Make Shopping Fun Again

Amusing The Shopper: 5 Ways To Make Shopping Fun Again (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) One could see why the average person would prefer colleagues to mannequins. But when they enjoy desks more than deals, meetings more than merchandise — then we’ve got an in...

Royal Shifts In Weddings: 4 Trends Behind Banana Republic’s Breakup With Bridal Wear

Royal Shifts In Weddings: 4 Trends Behind Banana Republic’s Breakup With Bridal Wear (Photo by Sam Aronov/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Banana Republic is peeling off its in-store bridesmaid business, and in doing so it’s revealing a lo...

The 6 Factors That Set Bon-Ton On A Different Path From Macy’s

The 6 Factors That Set Bon-Ton On A Different Path From Macy’s (Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) It will be 2018 when the last sweaters are folded, the racks rolled away and the windows papered over, but Bon-Ton Stores, now...

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

Grocers Beware: Food Delivery Closing The Gap Between Campus And Commerce Supermarkets, take note: Today’s 3 a.m. college noshes could become tomorrow’s family meals, and they’re not about ramen anymore. Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRoc...

5 Ways A Walmart-Humana Partnership Could Change Everyone’s In-Store Experience

Walmart wants to put a lower price on healthcare, and the prognosis for retail may be a total transplant of the shopping experience. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) If Walmart’s reported interest in acquiring or expanding its relatio...

A Reward Program Without The Credit Card: What Target Could Learn From Macy’s, Nordstrom

If there’s one reward lesson Target could learn from Nordstrom, Macy’s and others, it’s this: Red could be the new black. Red as in Target Red, the reward program the mass-retail chain is testing in Dallas-Fort Worth. And black as in profit-maker. If i...

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