Bryan Pearson

7 Must-Do Retail Resolutions For 2021

Welcome to 2021, retailers. Don’t expect it to get easier. The year about to unfold will likely be a manifestation of all the changes consumers and retailers endured in 2020. That means all the merchandising and fulfillment lessons learned then, and all the new practices...

12 Holiday Gifts From The Starbucks Card

Even when it steals market share, the Starbucks loyalty program rewards more than its customers. Starbucks Rewards, with nearly 20 million members, also benefits retailers, even those that compete for the same consumer dollar. This is because the size, channel options, frequency of use and...

4 Black Friday Trends That Could Predict Retail In 2021

By now, most shoppers have already unpacked their holiday purchases from Thanksgiving weekend. So now, let’s unpack just what all those orders mean. More than 186 million people shopped in-store and online over the five-day period from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, according to the National...

4 Covid Shopping Trends That Will Outlive The Pandemic

Think of the pandemic as a major, unplanned life stage. Are retail analytics playing the most intelligent role? The health crisis has altered how people live and shop in a lot of the same ways that getting married or starting a new job would. But...

Bringing Online Shoppers In-Store: 6 Ideas From Macy’s, Target, Others

If a Christmas tree is erected in a department store and no one is around to see it, does it make a sale? Retailers will likely find out this month. Despite the pandemic, 43% of all shoppers still don’t plan to start their holiday shopping...

Pandemic-Era Altruism: 3 Lessons From Pedigree, Kroger, Zappos And More

Image Source: Williams Sonomo With the pandemic earlier this year effectively shutting down the nation’s economy, forcing people indoors and separating families, people have evidently had a lot of time to reflect. And what they see, or want to see, is something better than what...

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

Target, Kohl’s Are Adapting To Special Needs, And Already They’re Behind Image courtesy of TargetA princess in a wheel chair dreams just as big as a princess in a glass slipper. And if she has her way, she will soon reign in the land of…

CVS CarePass Provides 24/7 Perks: A Glimpse Into What $5 A Month Can Get

CVS CarePass Provides 24/7 Perks: A Glimpse Into What $5 A Month Can Get Image courtesy of CVS PharmacyIn rolling out its first paid membership loyalty program, CVS Pharmacy not only is demonstrating confidence in its 20 years of rewards expertise, it’...

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

Gen Z Is Ruling Back-To-School: 3 Lessons For Retailers Getty Images for TargetHere’s a lesson retailers should brush up on before back-to-school sales start: Preteen promotions 101. Kids are graduating to consumerism at a younger age, according to the...

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

Robots Are Taking The Store At Kroger, Walmart And Whole Foods. What Could Go Wrong? Robots don’t need food, but they do need a recipe for success. This is especially the case when they’re added to the supermarket aisle. Photo courtesy of WalmartThe gr...

Advice For Etsy Shoppers: 8 Distinct Products You Could Buy With Free Shipping

Advice For Etsy Shoppers: 8 Distinct Products You Could Buy With Free Shipping Here’s one thing Etsy can offer shoppers that Amazon might not: A sweater for your box turtle that will make it look like a stegosaurus. And at $35, the shipping is free.…

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

4 Tips For Appealing To Tweens Boys: What Target And Others May Be Overlooking Call them the hot new “in” b’tweens: Boys ages 8 to 12, often overlooked by retailers, yet developing enough spending muscle to build a cottage industry. GETTYTween boys hav...

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...

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