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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

Retailers

ALDI Finally Takes Credit – Its time to give them more

Aldi is finally taking credit cards, and as you review this retailer it is time more analysts and industry participants give them credit for their competitive prowess. Aldi has been

Retail Disruptors

Amazon Dash Launches Exclusive Co-Developed Products with Brita

Amazon, just off a week of launching private label fashion, this week has launched a co-developed “smart” IOT connected Brita Infinity Pitcher from the Clorox Company. The device uses Amazon Dash Replenishment connectivity

Store of the Future

Ahold’s bfresh Urban Small Concept Store – Store of the Future?

I finally had a chance to visit the new bfresh Euro-style grocery store from Ahold. This two store chain (second store in Boston Metro, a third store on the way)  is

Shoppers

Jet Increasing Discounts to Hold On – Not Getting Finer Points of Their Offer

JET.Com has come out of the urgent delivery cycle of the holidays where their slow shipping model for non core items (where they are not the real seller) doesn’t fit

Retail Disruptors

Alibaba CEO Outlines 2016 Growth Strategy

  With all the turmoil in the Chinese Market – both financial and consumer. Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang has stepped up and announced a shift in direction from developing China’s

Shoppers

Amazon Leads Shopper Expectations for Flexible Fulfillment

It seems with each announcement from Amazon’s Seattle Headquarters that they are either expanding its digital offering of movies and original serial shows or expanding availability of  faster and faster

Retail Disruptors

Amazon’s New Marketplaces to grow in 2016

Amazon and digital retail in general seems to have hit the inflection point where shopper adoption, frequency and purchases grew faster in 2015 than 2014. 40% YoY growth on Cyber

Retail Disruptors

Amazon’s 2015 Vendor Enhancements to Improve 2016 Sales

Amazon in 2015 basically hit a trifecta for growth. First engaging more shoppers in ecommerce and in particular its Amazon Prime memberships, then expanding with new segmented marketplaces like the

Retail Disruptors

Facebook to Update on 2015 Results

Will Facebook continue to outgrow the other digital advertising platforms? What of its usage trends, especially with Millenials?  This will be interesting. Facebook will host a conference call to discuss