Bryan Pearson

Will Amazon’s Prime Day Ruin Christmas? 5 Unexpected Ways It’s Already Changed Retail

Will Amazon’s Prime Day Ruin Christmas? 5 Unexpected Ways It’s Already Changed Retail What do you give a company that has everything? Amazon, the world’s largest retailer with nearly 200 million unique monthly visits, wants more of your spending —&nbsp...

Working The Rainbow — 5 Retailers That LGBTQ Employees Support

Working The Rainbow — 5 Retailers That LGBTQ Employees Support We see a lot rainbows in June. But what about July through May? Image: GettyAn avalanche of corporations come out to support the LGBTQ community during Pride Month — typically through the s...

Walmart, Lowe’s And Others Are Getting Real About Training: How Immersive Tech Works

Walmart, Lowe’s And Others Are Getting Real About Training: How Immersive Tech Works It’s travelled from the cockpit to the store aisle, but we never have to look beyond our nose to get what will likely transform our shopping experiences for possibly d...

Best Buy Is Flexing Its Merchandising Muscle With Fitness Equipment; How Far Can It...

Best Buy Is Flexing Its Merchandising Muscle With Fitness Equipment; How Far Can It Run? Best Buy is muscling into the $13 billion fitness industry, but is it training for a marathon or a sprint? Photo: GettyThe electronics retailer plans to open dedic...

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

Research: Half Of Shoppers Buy Perishables Online, And It’s Changing Customer Service In seemingly less time than it takes for a frozen chicken to thaw, the in-store grocery experience is changing. And online chicken sales is part of the reason why. PI...

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

Father’s Day Expected To Generate $2.5 Billon In Clothing Sales This Father’s Day, nearly four in 10 children will venture where no father wants to go: the department store. And to prove their dads really are the world’s greatest, they’ll buy what...

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

Self-Care 2025: 5 Predictions For How Retail Will Treat Shopper Wellness If retailers think they can prescribe wellness for their shoppers, their best outcome for success depends, a lot, on prevention. photocredit: GettyPreventing the suspicion that th...

4 Ways Macy’s Is Controlling Shipping Costs While Investing In Loyalty

4 Ways Macy’s Is Controlling Shipping Costs While Investing In Loyalty At Macy’s Inc., a million shoppers have gone for the bronze, and it could turn out to be both positive and pricey news. photocredit: BLOOMBERG NEWSThe department store chain reporte...

Thinking Out Of The Eco-Box: 4 Ways Amazon, Kroger, Walmart Will Change Shopping

Thinking Out Of The Eco-Box: 4 Ways Amazon, Kroger, Walmart Will Change Shopping If you think you hear a giant sucking sound, it’s likely the retail industry siphoning out straws, plastics and other environment-damaging packaging from their shelves. ph...

Walmart Is Streaming Shoppable Shows, And That Could Change Shopping

Walmart Is Streaming Shoppable Shows, And That Could Change Shopping Forget the wallet and coupons. Shopping in 2019 is more likely to involve two other essentials: A digital device and a bowl of popcorn. photocredit: GettyOne of the biggest names in r...

Kohl’s, Amazon And The Cycle Of Returns: 4 Ways To Manage A Monster

Kohl’s, Amazon And The Cycle Of Returns: 4 Ways To Manage A Monster It’s a case of foot traffic beating road traffic. By expanding its agreement to receive returns from Amazon.com, Kohl’s is helping resolve what most online merchants are grappling with...

4 Retail Dos, and Don’t’s, of Cinco De Mayo: Learning From Victoria’s Secret, Hellmann’s...

4 Retail Dos, and Don’t’s, of Cinco De Mayo: Learning From Victoria’s Secret, Hellmann’s And Others It was an underdog battle that retailers are still trying to win. photocredit: GettyThe 1862 Battle of Puebla, during which a sorely outnumbered Mexican...

What Retail Apocalypse? 4 Ways Amazon, Samsung, Walgreens And Others Are Preparing For 2026

What Retail Apocalypse? 4 Ways Amazon, Samsung, Walgreens And Others Are Preparing For 2026 photocredit: © 2015 Bloomberg Finance LPWhat does a “retail apocalypse” look like? If the predictions are correct, about 145 Malls of America. That’s how many c...

7-Eleven, Wawa And 4 Inconvenient Facts Supermarkets Should Learn About C-Stores

7-Eleven, Wawa And 4 Inconvenient Facts Supermarkets Should Learn About C-Stores They sell roller-grill hot dogs. They sell Twinkies. And now they sell organic cold-pressed juice. The few extra minutes the shopper gets to keep — those the convenie...

Why Can’t Amazon Convert Prime Shoppers Into Whole Foods Shoppers?

Why Can’t Amazon Convert Prime Shoppers Into Whole Foods Shoppers? If one were to place Amazon Prime and Whole Foods shoppers into a Venn Diagram, the two circles would best be represented by an apple and an orange. And the overlap slice is not nearly...

Final Four Of Mass Retail: The Battle Of Walmart, Kroger, Amazon And Target

Final Four Of Mass Retail: The Battle Of Walmart, Kroger, Amazon And Target photocredit: Getty If this year’s Final Four tournament involved mass merchant retailers instead of college basketball teams, my bracket would look like this: Walmart, Kroger, ...

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

[unable to retrieve full-text content]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...

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

Will Consumers Rent Home Furnishings? Ikea and Rent The Runway Think So. Welcome to retail 2019, when no sale is ever final. From monthly rentals to circular product swapping, more retailers are catering the whims of shoppers who are inclined to in...

The Real Victims of Amazon’s New Grocery Stores? Nabisco, Kraft And P&G

The Real Victims of Amazon’s New Grocery Stores? Nabisco, Kraft And P&G The Jolly Green Giant, Tony the Tiger and the Keebler Elves have co-existed harmoniously in groceries, superstores and warehouse clubs for generations. But they may not survive...

Will Walmart’s “Hello” to Baby Deliver? 4 Grownup Lifestyle Changes It Reveals

Will Walmart’s “Hello” to Baby Deliver? 4 Grownup Lifestyle Changes It Reveals Walmart doesn’t just want the last word in affordable-premium products; it wants the first word. And that word is “goo-goo.” IMAGE: WALMART HELLO BELLO With the aid o...

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