Retailers in the forefront of hurricane preparedness

September 14, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

As Hurricane Florence made landfall on North Carolina’s coast early Friday morning, the storm was downgraded again to a category one, but wind remained high at 100 mile-per-hour gusts and a deluge of rain — over a foot in some […]

3 pillars to building shopper loyalty

September 6, 2018

Today’s retailers are facing an uphill battle. Consumer shopping behavior is continuously changing, and among larger retailers like mass merchants, wholesalers or grocery chains, there is fierce competition for shopper loyalty. Most leading retailers carry the same products from the […]

Are Walmart and Amazon playing the same game?

August 27, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

Comparisons between Amazon and Walmart — the two industry juggernauts that arguably have been the most instrumental in defining retail itself — are inevitable. That juxtaposition is made difficult not only by the two companies’ differences, beginning with their ages […]

Others, Tech

The Growing Role of AI in the Store

September 17, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

More has changed in retail in the last 10 years than in the previous 100. Nowhere is this more evident than in brick-and-mortar stores, which are currently undergoing reinvention. They are morphing from their current sluggish, caterpillar state into a […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

E-commerce shoppers expect free shipping, branded giveaways

September 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The power of free giveaways is especially strong among younger demographics, as 75% of Gen Z survey respondents and 60% of millennial respondents said free giveaways were likely to turn them into repeat customers. Yet, consumers don’t want to trade […]

FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon adds Whole Foods delivery to 10 new markets

September 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This rapid expansion could show the company is either experiencing demand for these services, or it is responding to market leader Walmart in this channel. Though Walmart’s delivery service is currently available in nearly 50 markets, the company has plans […]