The Future of Malls

A recent trip to the local shopping mall resulted in my friend and me standing in front of a sign that seems to encompass the current state of retail.   Storewide Sale, Everything 30-50% off   A similar statement was … Read More

Airports as Retail Destinations

Riddle: I have two hours to kill and a plethora of name brand stores within walking distance. Where am I? Answer: An airport. Where else, in this day and age, do you have two hours of free time? Sure, you … Read More

The Changing Model of Grocery Stores

Grocery stores have seen a massive shift in their business models in recent years, with brands struggling to find new ways to engage consumers that place more emphasis on the shopping experience as a value rather than just the goods … Read More

Sales Fatigue

I feel a little guilty for this one, adding yet another email to your inbox this early in January—now that you’ve finally gotten all those “special deals” cleared out. But that’s exactly what prompted writing this. … Read More

The Future Of The Perfect Fit

I got home from a shopping trip and had fun showing some friends my purchases.  You gotta  love a good “oooo & aaaah” when you’ve probably spent more than you should. Even though it’s definitely a “first world problem”, I … Read More

The Rise Of Social Curation / Commerce

Have you noticed more and more people talking about Pinterest lately? Do you think it’s just an online scrapbook or “vision board”? If that’s the case, think again: “Pinterest is the hottest thing in social content curation right now and … Read More

Favors For The Neighbors

College is a busy time. You’re either cramming, rushing off to class or sleeping away a hangover… who has time for grocery shopping? For that matter, who can afford them? Well, this start up is wanting to connect people who … Read More

Patagonia’s Anti-Ad Campaign

Phew… what a crazy weekend! And not in the “fun crazy” way. In the: “shoppers-walk-over-dying man-to-get-to-sale” kind of crazy. Ie: sickening display of consumer frenzy However, in one of the boldest advertising moves I’ve seen lately, Patagonia approached the sale … Read More

Socially Conscious Millennials

As much as older generations love to indulge in the eye-rolling “kids these days” mentality, Millennials have been identified as being quite socially conscious. So much so, that many brands including JCPenney, Macy’s and General Mills launched back-to-school marketing initiatives … Read More

A Christmas Concierge

Do you cringe when you see retailers dragging out the Christmas stuff as soon as they’ve taken down the Halloween decorations? Does holiday muzac make you want to stab your ears with a rusty nail? Are you the type that … Read More