Bryan Pearson

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...

Kroger, Ralph Lauren And The ‘Location Of Things’: Can AI Humanize The Employee Experience?

Kroger, Ralph Lauren And The ‘Location Of Things’: Can AI Humanize The Employee Experience? If there’s one thing artificial intelligence should teach retailers, it’s that their employees should know at least as much about their shoppers as the cameras ...

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day: 10 Lovable Retail Stories From Starbucks, Alibaba And...

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day: 10 Lovable Retail Stories From Starbucks, Alibaba And More Products that improve our lives, small experiences that elevate our emotions, people we may know for years — these are all commonalities of retail we tend...

Retailers Are Redesigning For Experience, But What About Safety?

Retailers Are Redesigning For Experience, But What About Safety? At many shopping malls, visitors interact with face-recognition kiosks, climb rock walls and indulge in soothing massages. But on one Sunday in January, hundreds of shoppers in Utah wante...

The Soup Has A Familiar Face: How Artificial Intelligence Is Really Changing The Store...

The Soup Has A Familiar Face: How Artificial Intelligence Is Really Changing The Store   If you think that freezer door just gave you a second look, you might be right. Photo: Associated Press In their efforts to eliminate marketing misfires in ...

Clean Beauty Can Be A Dirty Business: Beautycounter, Sephora And P&G Are Changing That

Clean Beauty Can Be A Dirty Business: Beautycounter, Sephora And P&G Are Changing That Here’s one term you can spell without the word beauty: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic. Image credit: Getty This agent, found in some beauty products, is on “The Ne...

Home Depot Is Rehabbing The Shopper Experience. Can Other Retailers DIY The Same?

Home Depot Is Rehabbing The Shopper Experience. Can Other Retailers DIY The Same? If there’s one retailer that can install a window of opportunity for all merchants by improving its own shopper expectations, it might be Home Depot. Photo courtesy of H...

Is 2019 The Year Of Paid Loyalty? Lululemon, CVS and Loblaw Are Game To...

Is 2019 The Year Of Paid Loyalty? Lululemon, CVS and Loblaw Are Game To Find Out It might come in the form of stretch pants, presidential surprises or advice from a pharmacist, but more retailers are wagering that their best shoppers will pay for the p...

Class of 2019: The Most Promising Retail Concepts On The Horizon

Class of 2019: The Most Promising Retail Concepts On The Horizon They may not all succeed, but a new class of merchants deserves an “A” for at least one notable accomplishment: They tore up the old retail guide books and rewrote what the industry shoul...

Social Media Is Taking The Store: 3 Surprising Reasons Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify Are Into...

Social Media Is Taking The Store: 3 Surprising Reasons Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify Are Into Retail Likes are nice, but buys are better business. AFP/Getty ImagesGETTY This is what several social media networks seem to think. Platforms from Snapchat t...

9 Off-The-Radar Retail Predictions For 2019

9 Off-The-Radar Retail Predictions For 2019 So much of retail is a gimmick. Just ask 2018. © 2018 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP Massive sums are invested in immersive experiences that quickly lose their spark and in digital features that fail to Massive sums ...

Cash, Interrupted: What Shoppers Can Expect From Retail-Hungry ATMs

Cash, Interrupted: What Shoppers Can Expect From Retail-Hungry ATMs At ATMs, the PIN is being replaced by preferences. And reward points and even coffee cups. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ASSOCIATED PRESS As the number of ATMs in the U.S. nears half a mi...

Points For The Holidays: Will Regifting Rewards Help Nordstrom, Sally And Others In 2019?

Points For The Holidays: Will Regifting Rewards Help Nordstrom, Sally And Others In 2019? If retailers are especially good this year, they might be rewarded with more shoppers in 2019. Many, it appears, have decided the best way to collect is by offeri...

Putting A Price On Trust: 4 Ways Data Can Enforce Brand Believability

Putting A Price On Trust: 4 Ways Data Can Enforce Brand Believability What a retailer knows about its customers improves its ability to build a shelter of trust. With data-enabled customer understanding, that shelter should be big enough to hold billio...

Owning The Future Of Retail Loyalty: How Amazon, Ralph Lauren Use Insights To Engage

Owning The Future Of Retail Loyalty: How Amazon, Ralph Lauren Use Insights To Engage More memberships, more problems. That’s among the takeaways of a new report that explores six events that are reinventing loyalty, especially for retailers. ...

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