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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

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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

Shoppers

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

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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

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

Exclusive & Private Brands

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

Retail Disruptors

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

Shoppers

Taking Your Brand Direct to Customers Can Be a Free Lunch

With the transformation in retail and consumer products, with power shifting to consumers, with influence fragmenting, and retailers concerned about their

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Amazon Rumored to Shake up UK Grocery with Acquisition of Ocado

Ocado, the £1,2 billion pure play ecommerce grocery player in the UK, with platform partnerships with Wlm Morrison and looking

Retailers

Walmart Gets More Decisive with Store Portfolio

Closing less than one percent of your square footage, especially when your announced CapEx plans will add more than that

Retail Disruptors

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

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