Amazon Prime Day 2019: Three Essential Takeaways

By any measure, Amazon Prime Day, July 15 & 16, 2019, was a huge event and consumer success.  Global Amazon Prime sales reached $7.16 Billion, up from $4.19B in 2018.

But what should it mean for brands and for competing retailers? In brief, here are three key findings and takeaways.

1. It’s Huge – While Amazon does […]

By |August 13th, 2019|Advertising and media, Retailing|0 Comments

Get Thee to the Retailer Laboratory

New formats, new merchandising for Williams-Sonoma

There has never been a more compelling time for retailers and manufacturers to experiment with their retail consumer space.

McKinsey advocates for an innovation process in this article — as shared on LinkedIn.

While online coding is cheaper and faster than opening a whole new store, PopUps in […]

By |April 19th, 2019|Insights, Retailing|0 Comments

Amazon+Whole Foods: profitable distribution?

Can Amazon actually make money on selling groceries?

Clearly it is innovating with new formats and services. Yet, Amazon’s cashierless stores, Echo or 2-hour delivery don’t deliver profits, yet.

In recent post, the folks at Nutrition Business Journal and New Hope Media catalog several of these Amazon innovations, but I believe miss a couple fundamental questions.

Amazon’s acquisition […]

By |April 19th, 2019|Advertising and media, Insights, Retailing|0 Comments

Walmart CIO: Analytics Grow Grocery

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Karenann Terrell, CIO of Walmart.  For anyone who’s interested in Big Commerce and Big Data, the article is a good read on how to use information to increase customer satisfaction, sales and profits.

How’s it work? While there are many data uses and users at Walmart, one key application has been […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Food trends, Insights, Retailing|0 Comments