No one, including Amazon, has been able to make online groceries work. The need for physical stores combined with online has become clear, across retail categories — but it’s not at all clear that the online giant’s acquisition of Whole Foods will be successful.
There’s a lot of talk about millennials, what they want, what’s important to them and how they shop. How much of all that talk is real? This article gets information from a newly released study that describes how millennials behave when they’re shopping.
Nordstrom has lost the advantages of being a public company, and the Nordstrom family is aiming to leverage its ownership stake the way other people use their savings for a down payment on a house. They seem to believe they can do it without taking on a crippling level of debt.
In a time of drastic change and upheaval in retail, why don’t more retailers try radical ideas? A new kind of furniture, made of cardboard, may be an indicator of the staleness in many existing retailers’ offerings.
The drastic changes affecting retail are having an enormous impact on retail real estate. This article discusses how stores will change and what will happen to all the retail real estate that’s no longer needed.
Has Walmart added to our economy or is it just exploiting workers? Experts debate the pros and cons. But in light of the decline in earnings at traditional retailers, is the question still relevant? Does Walmart have to fight to survive? Will online retail be worse for workers?
Stephen Sadove, a great retail thinker, shares his insights into the drastic changes affecting retail right now.
The liquor industry is not immune to the changes overtaking retail. A company called Minibar Delivery is helping local liquor stores to adapt to the new way of selling to consumers.