Retail Outlook

Canadian Retail Outlook

I recently presented at a conference in Toronto, including an update on the outlook for retail and key retail growth drivers that retailers and brands need to attend to. The

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Amazon’s Alexa Turns One & Adds Voice Activated Enabling of Skills (Apps)

Does anyone think this makes sense?  Yes Amazon is all about customer centricity and simplifying things for its customers, but absent Alexa having voice security to only respond to a specific voice anything aloud saying “Alexa Enable [Fill in any capability app you wish] skill” and away she goes. As

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Older Households are Fastest Growing and Largest Opportunity for Food Retail Prepared Foods and Dine In Programs

In updating Charts and Tables for some of the standard views of Spending by Age Group from the BLS data to support two key points about consumer drivers of change for retail: As population segments age their spending at retail declines – even for food When you consider the economic challenges for

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Fairfield County Giving Day

TODAY! Today March 10th is Fairfield County Giving Day. I know, one of the richest areas of the USA, but there are real needs to support. Some of my favorites The Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation for the ASK (After School at the Klein) program for Bridgeport kids to get free