I’ve been quoted in more than 20 various retail and business publications, which is a real honor. It’s probably because being a “yes man” is not in my DNA and I’ve have shunned the standard line of crap to say what I believe.
Forbes [10/24/18] Walmart Shoppers Are Perfect For New Auto Partnership
Forbes [8/16/18] Is Alexa All Talk? Retail Experts Debate Voice Commerce
Forbes [7/16/18] Your Uber Driver May Soon Be Selling You Snacks
Forbes [6/22/18] Are Macy’s And b8ta Pioneering The New Department Store?
Retail Dive [6/20/18] Can pop-up shops save department stores?
retail TouchPoints [5/17/18] Kroger Shakes Up Grocery Delivery Market With Ocado Partnership
Forbes [3/28/18] Target On The Right Track With Investments In Expert Associates
Retail Dive [3/22/18] Why is Lowe’s struggling to turn shoppers into customers?
Forbes [2/22/18] Walmart’s Low-Price Strategy Breaks Down Online
Retail Dive [1/25/18] Will Kohl’s stores sprout new life with grocery?
Independent Retailer [1/25/18] As a Year of Repair and Refinement 2018
Retail Dive [12/20/17] Will Walmart woo holiday procrastinators with in-store pickup?
DistilNFO Retail [11/9/17] Walmart’s Robots Are No Replacement For Humans
Forbes [11/2/17] Walmart’s Robots Are No Replacement For Humans
Forbes [10/17/17] Office Depot Emulates Amazon In Using Tech Services To Bankroll Retail
Hardware Retailing [9/21/17] Kohl’s To Sell Amazon Smart Home Devices, Accept Retailer’s Returns
Forbes [9/21/17] Is Kohl’s Making A Mistake Cozying Up To Amazon?
Food Dive [9/6/17] Analyst: Grocers should speed up checkout, slash SKUs to battle Amazon
Forbes [8/28/17] Amazon’s Drones May Collect Valuable Data On Their Fly-Overs
Retail Trends [8/17] Will Walmart Win Back-to-School with Click-and-Collect Services?
Retail Dive [7/12/17] Can Backstage attract shoppers to Macy’s mall stores?
sweet IQ Expert Talk [6/7/17] Twitter Chat Recap: The ‘Crisis’ of Retail?
Retail Dive [5/10/17] Can the Echo Look accelerate Amazon’s push for apparel dominance?
Forbes [4/28/17] Outlet Malls Are On A Roll, But It Can’t Last
Retail Dive [1/18/17] Why selling Craftsman sounds the death knell for Sears
Talk Business & Politics [12/2/16] Wal-Mart asking customers for product reviews as part of effort to boost online sales
Forbes [10/12/16]Amazon Wants To Enter Your Home To Deliver Packages
Retail Dive [9/15/16] Will Lands’ End sink or swim on Amazon?
Forbes [9/13/16] Amazon’s Bookstores Stir Indie Backlash
Colloquy [8/26/16] Will AI Mobile Apps Replace Associates on Macy’s Sales Floor?
Concensus [8/8/16] The Big Story – RetailWire Discussion: Would Walmart + Jet.com be an Amazon killer?
Fierce Retail [7/5/16] Locally.com lets consumers see inventory at nearby shops
Forbes [4/4/16] Lowe’s Augments Reality … And Maybe Stores
CPGmatters [3/16] Big Food Loses When It Keeps Consumers in the Dark
Retailing Management [3/15/16] Rivals Need to Up Customer Experiences to Compete with Amazon
Retail Dive [1/20/16] What does Wal-Mart owe the towns it leaves? 9 experts weigh in
NFIB [1/20/16] Report: 38% Of US Households Have Amazon Prime
NFIB [1/14/16] Retailers Advised To Improve Customer Experience To Compete Against Amazon
Forbes [1/6/16] Retail Insiders Make 2016 Predictions: Amazon’s Momentum
CPGmatters [12/15] Does America Need New Food Labels?
Sourcing Journal [11/30/15] Do Consumers Care About Black Friday?
Fierce Retail [7/20/15] Should stores charge for BOPIS?
Food World News [7/20/15] Facebook Gives Users Ability to Shop Directly On Site
Forbes [7/19/15] Can Facebook Turn Its Users Into Shoppers?
nChannel [7/17/15] What We’re Reading: RetailWire Discussions
Forbes [6/29/15] Amazon Tries To Up Trustworthiness Of Reviews
Colloquy [6/24/15] How Close Are Retailers to Personalization?
Colloquy [6/19/15] Finding the Line Between Digital Creepy and Cool
Colloquy [6/5/15] How can physical stores tap user reviews?
Forbes [6/1/15] Will Amazon’s Free Same-Day Delivery Disrupt The Industry?
Talk Business & Politics [4/6/15] Wal-Mart to pay referral eVouchers for its grocery pickup test
Supply Chain Digest [3/26/15] Technology Barriers Almost Gone – ProMat 2015 Full Review and Comment
Supply Chain Digest [3/19/15] Walmart and Amazon by the Numbers Part 2
CPGmatters [3/15] Target and Whole Foods Testing Loyalty Programs
Fierce Retail [2/24/15] How will IoT benefit retailers?
CPGmatters [2/15] Should Retailers Know What’s in Their Store Brands?
CPGmatters [11/14] If Sampling Works, Why Don’t More Retailers Do It?
Fierce Retail [8/7/14] CVS to suffer $2B loss by kicking tobacco
Forbes [8/1/14] Is Amazon Prime Suffering From Its Own Success?
Forbes [2/5/14] Can CVS Justify Its No-Tobacco Decision Beyond the Great PR?
Retail Pro [11/6/13] Technology should augment the in-store experience
CPGmatters [10/13] Does In-Store Technology Really Deliver a Better Customer Experience?
CPGmatters [9/13] Why Aren’t CMOs and CIOs On the Same Page?
Retail Latin America [7/13/13] Will Barnes & Noble Be Around In Five Years?
Forbes [7/2/13] Will Barnes & Noble Be Around In Five Years?
Forbes [5/31/13] Sears Replaces Retail Stores With Data Centers
Deal News [4/23/13] Your Health Insurer May Start Paying You to Eat Better
Luxury Daily [3/28/13] Will Google Glass make smartphones history?
Mobile Marketer [3/28/13] Will Google Glass make smartphones history?
CPGmatters [3/13] Are Brands Connecting Emotionally With Consumers?
Mobile Marketer [3/5/13] Wegmans and what it will take to make grocery mobile apps matter
Forbes [2/20/13] Expert Panel: Whole Foods Should Not Drop Its Prices
CPGmatters [2/13] What Will It Take to Make Grocery Mobile Apps Matter?
8th & Walton News Now [8/29/12] Debate: is Amazon unbeatable?
Bisnow [8/27/12] Experts Speak Out: What Does This Year’s Holiday Season Mean for E-Commerce?
CPGmatters [8/12] Rumor Mill: Amazon Exploring Same-Day Delivery
It’s important to share insights, spread knowledge, and be a force for change. There are a number of intriguing business articles out there, many of which I’ve been asked to comment on, others that I have been unable to resist sharing my thoughts on. So rather than describing my strategic and analytic processes and priniples in some abstract way, these comments [in the public record] are the best measure of what/how I think.
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#903 Will organic food sales soar on the latest cancer research?
#902 Don’t shutter that store! Bricks impact clicks
#901 Walmart and Advance Auto Parts join forces online
#900 Will anything change for Sears after Chapter 11?
#899 Would biometric feedback shopping carts creep out Walmart’s customers?
#898 Gap sends its Visa cardholders to Amazon and Target
#897 Will a new private label keep Target’s customers out of Aldi and Dollar General?
#896 Are retailers getting too political with voter registration campaigns?
#895 Walmart adding plus-size women’s brand to its digital portfolio
#894 What would the nation’s strictest plastic ban mean for New Jersey’s retailers?
#893 Analyst: Whole Foods’ lower price claims are mostly ‘noise’
#892 Will crowdsourced service help Walmart nail the last mile of grocery deliveries?
#891 Will a bot soon be taking your order at the drive-thru?
#890 Will a new beauty concept help CVS pull shoppers from Sephora and Ulta?
#889 Coca-Cola to take a run at Starbucks
#888 Walmart’s two-day shipping pledge comes with a caveat
#887 Can AI phone tech free up M&S associates to help customers?
#886 Do CPGs need their own voice for Alexa?
#885 Gallup poll says consumers prefer to shop for their own groceries
#884 Walmart.com to offer easier returns for marketplace purchases
#883 Consortium is made-to-order for people who want customized brands
#882 Report says voice commerce is all talk
#881 Amazon delivers latest Prime perk to Whole Foods’ curb
#880 Fred’s amps up the treasure hunt
#879 Walmart looks to automate grocery pick-up
#878 Who in retailing’s c-suites should drive customer experience?
#877 Walmart still trying to figure out home delivery
#876 Will RadioShack find new life inside HobbyTown’s stores?
#875 Lessons from Comic-Con – the world’s biggest pop-up store
#874 Retailers use brand ads to help pay for free delivery
#873 Petco pilots experiential store concept for fur babies
#872 Prime Day success extends beyond Amazon
#871 Will Kroger’s new app make customers healthier than those who shop at rivals?
#870Walmart and Microsoft team up to slow Amazon’s roll
#869 Can Papa John’s recover from its founder’s racial slur?
#868 Nike launches digitally-led store
#867 Will lockers transform Home Depot’s BOPIS operations?
#866 Is real-time order tracking becoming table stakes for e-tailers?
#865 Ride-sharers buy while they ride
#864 Will California’s new privacy law set the standard for data protection?
#863 Kroger to deliver groceries using driverless cars
#862 Former CEO wants to bring Toys ‘R’ Us back from the dead
#861 Analyst: Prime perk could eventually double customers at Whole Foods
#860 Home Depot to make same- or next-day deliveries virtually everywhere
#859 IKEA says no to plastic
#858 Microsoft exploring checkout-less technologies
#857 Sam’s to open small concept focused on tech, fresh and grab-and-go foods
#856 Do retailers need RFID to do BOPIS right?
#855 Macy’s takes stake in retail-as-a-service tech firm
#854 Are chronic online returners only a few bad apples?
#853 Brands win with TV 2.0 and the new direct mail
#852 Can department stores be reinvented with a pop-up approach?
#851 New Whole Foods’ store-within-a-store concept is ‘rooted in nature’
#850 eBay asks consumers what they want
#849 Will store-within-a-store concepts make Hy-Vee’s more attractive destinations?
#848 Ocado to automate Kroger warehouses in exclusive U.S. deal
#847 Amazon plans to become the fresh food safety leader
#846 Retail loyalty programs are no longer in the cards
#845 Is an on-demand workforce heading to retail’s selling floors?
#844 Etsy succeeds with its Amazon-opposite approach
#843 Why is Amazon partnering with Sears again?
#842 Shake Shack ends cashless experiment
#841 Does Amazon need a robot?
#840 Monogamy & the Mouse
#839 Is $119 too much to pay for an Amazon Prime membership?
#838 Are syndicated product reviews good for retailers?
#837 Why brands need to use Amazon to acquire customers
#836 Will Prime members give Amazon the key to their cars?
#835 Brands take recycling and their businesses to the next level
#834 CVS gets real without retouching in new beauty campaign
#833 How will Amazon replace Whole Foods’ rewards program?
#832 Honoring women
#831 Who will fill the retailing void left by Toys ‘R’ Us?
#830 Meijer works to keep up with Kroger and Walmart with ‘Shop & Scan’ tech
#829 Has Google found a formula for undercutting Amazon’s product search advantage?
#828 Can food halls become retail’s new anchors?
#827 Why are there so many employees in a cashier-less store?
#826 Former Walmart U.S. CEO raises prospect of breaking up Amazon
#825 KB Toys plans a Christmas comeback
#824 Where is the shopping opportunity with voice commerce?
#823 Should retailers emulate or differentiate from Amazon?
#822 New-gen D2C brands get more personal with consumers
#821 Luxury brands are racing to embrace ecommerce
#820 How personal can Target’s customer service get?
#819 Macy’s CEO discusses mobile checkouts and other planned changes
#818 Partnership gives a free Lyft to pharmacy customers
#817 Amazon/Whole Foods planning store pickup service from third-party retailers
#816 No more playing around – Toys ‘R’ Us is out of the retail game
#815 Will return bans burn retailers that impose them?
#814 Why does Lowe’s seem to have a problem turning shoppers into customers?
#813 Amazon offers special Prime rate for millions of Medicaid recipients
#812 Will automation make retail teams less efficient?
#811 Is AI-driven shopping curation a good thing?
#810 CEO thinks momentum is on Macy’s side
#809 How valuable are social tags as research tools?
#808 Barnes & Noble, once an indie killer, is losing out to mom-and-pops
#807 Target CEO: Success built on ‘great physical assets’ and ‘digital interaction’
#806 Can mobile apps put an end to disgusting store restrooms?
#805 Unilever warns social platforms to clean up content
#804 Amazon gives Prime members another reason to shop at Whole Foods
#803 Walmart reimagines in-store shopping for mobile
#802 Sam’s Club takes on Costco and Amazon with a new strategy
#801 No joke – Walmart asks CPGs for higher priced products
#800 Amazon rolls out Prime Now deliveries from Whole Foods
#799 FMI says switch to online grocery sales going faster than expected
#798 Walmart 3-D image patent lets online shoppers pick their produce
#797 Starbucks and Amazon go cashless in Seattle
#796 Starbucks and Amazon go cashless in Seattle
#795 How will blockchain disrupt retail?
#794 It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s an electric, driverless concept vehicle!
#793 Does Whole Foods have a backroom problem?
#792 What’s the trick to handling online returns?
#791 Kohl’s to share space with grocery store partner(s)
#790 Whole Foods asks vendors to pay to play
#789 Will consumers wear Alexa-enabled AR glasses?
#788 Consumers want their digital promos and print circulars, too
#787 Kroger may have an Ace (Hardware) up its sleeve
#786 Will other grocers beat Amazon Go to the punch?
#785 What retail apocalypse?
#784 U.S. retailers in dire need of growth look to the China market
#783 Will last-minute pickup payoff for Walmart?
#782 Would CVS + Aetna = lower healthcare costs?
#781 Will shoppers pay services to do returns for them?
#780 Dollar General is betting on the continuing decline of the middle class
#779 Should marketers personalize products using consumers’ DNA?
#778 Does Everlane need to open stores?
#777 Will click & collect finally compel retailers to remodel stores?
#776 It’s good to be Home Depot
#775 Can retailers keep their holiday sales mojo working after Cyber Monday?
#774 Tech tries to end the annoying search for mall parking spots
#773 Are staff shortages affecting retail sales?
#772 Will early out-of-stocks throw off Walmart’s holiday momentum?
#771 Customer data is grocery’s new battleground
#770 Does it matter if social media is getting a bad rep?
#769 How open are consumers to AI-driven shopping?
#768 Indie retailers can survive – even thrive – during the holidays
#767 Lowe’s and Macy’s join rivals chasing smart home opportunity
#766 Omnichannel is just a term to describe everyday shopping
#765 Has Google solved the problem of long lines at grocery checkouts?
#764 Will 24/7 curbside service help Nordstrom pick up late Christmas sales?
#763 As Amazon looms, CVS rolls out next-day Rx deliveries nationwide
#762 Was Amazon scamming or searching for its HQ2 location?
#761 Large brands and retailers expand the subscription economy
#760 Was Amazon scamming or searching for its HQ2 location?
#759 Gillette’s odd promo delivers some very weird results
#758 Would store associates benefit from acting lessons?
#757 Is inventory or staffing the biggest omnichannel challenge for stores?
#756 Homecoming and Coming Home
#755 Walmart puts robots to work with humans in more stores
#754 Will Amazon conquer digital advertising platforms next?
#753 Will same-day pay help hourly workers and their employers?
#752 Drone-to-hand delivery could become a thing
#751 Partner vs. Parasitoid
#750 Walmart to open web mall with Lord & Taylor as an anchor
#749 E-commerce chief expects Walmart to ‘crush it’ over next two years
#748 Online and Amazon to grow more dominant over the next decade
#747 Amazon is making a power move on Nike and other sportswear brands
#746 Is Kroger in denial about the magnitude of its challenges?
#745Office Depot to transform into IT service giant after $1B deal
#744 Are retailers confusing customer service with the customer experience?
#743 Can e-tailers use ‘digital body language’ to convert shoppers?
#742 Can AR trigger TRU’s turnaround?
#741 Has Amazon really saved Whole Foods from its ‘Whole Paycheck’ trap?
#740 Walmart deal shows it’s serious about same-day delivery
#739 Could retail workers benefit from implanted microchips?
#738 Jet.com is stepping out of Walmart’s shadow
#737 Will a window to Disneyland bring Disney fans to the mall?
#736 Will customers let Walmart deliver in-fridge?
#735 Will Target’s wage hikes be a differentiator?
#734 Will centralized buying make Whole Foods a more formidable competitor?
#733 Kohl’s to accept product returns for Amazon
#732 Can v-commerce give brands the edge they need online?
#731 Millennials, not Boomers, say associates are key to shopping experiences
#730 ‘Okay Google, I want to order from Home Depot’
#729 Is Kohl’s giving away the store to Amazon?
#728 Are new, exclusive toys key to Walmart’s Christmas success?
#727 Will AI mimicry ruin online user-generated reviews?
#726 Does e-commerce need 3-D shopping?
#725 Funko creates a brick-and-mortar home for Pop figures
#724 Will the Walmart/Google voice deal give Amazon’s Alexa a run for its money?
#723 Should drones be used for data collection in addition to deliveries?
#722 What to do when shop local turns into look local and buy online?
#721 How disruptive is Alexa to CPG brands?
#720 Are $3.00 generics a sound grocery e-tailing model?
#719 Will Walmart win back-to-school with click and collect services?
#718 Will an AR try-on app cut down on online clothing returns?
#717 Should the Amazon/Whole Foods merger worry national brands?
#716 Will Amazon’s answer to the ‘Geek Squad’ help put Alexa in more homes?
#715 Will online games fuel mobile engagement for Jet.com and other retailers?
#714 Are retailers measuring omnichannel all wrong?
#713 Will Backstage shops draw customers to Macy’s mall stores?
#712 Have grocers figured out how to successfully do business online?
#711 How will 3-D printing take hold at retail?
#710 Will Amazon Prime Wardrobe change how Americans shop for clothes?
#709 Can humanizing self-checkouts reduce theft?
#708 How effective are Jet.com’s efforts to better understand its customers?
#707 What happens now that Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods?
#706 Did Amazon just patent tech that could end showrooming in its stores?
#705 Are consumers ready to use automated purchasing tech on a wide scale?
#704 Who owns the in-store experience?
#703 Can retailers escape the scourge of free shipping?
#701 Will ‘Project Gigaton’ give Walmart a sustainable competitive edge?
#700 Are retailers selling their souls and giving away customers to Amazon?
#699 Can Walmart workers deliver better last mile results on their way home from work?
#698 Are smart speakers limited as a shopping tool?
#697 Can Walmart workers deliver better last mile results on their way home from work?
#696 Should Amazon buy Macy’s?
#695 Is a self-service model Macy’s ticket to success?
#693 How safe is America’s food supply?
#692 Did Starbucks turn its POS outage into a win?
#691 Are digital CX initiatives being lost on Baby Boomers?
#690 Can retailers keep up with Gen Z’s digital savviness?
#689 Can Walmart dash past Amazon with its own product replenishment system?
#688 Will retailers get cut out by consumers in the future economy?
#687 Should Amazon’s third-party sellers worry about Amazon?
#686 Will Amazon’s Echo Look be a clothes selling machine?
#684 Can tailored digital video messaging transform grocery end-caps?
#683 How will Walmart’s price cutting affect Kroger and other rivals?
#682 Is personalized packaging going mainstream?
#681 Will Chewy.com help PetSmart gobble up the online pet market?
#680 Are consumers’ AI fears rational?
#679 Are outlet malls an outlier?
#678 Is ‘experiential retail’ taking a new form?
#677 Will struggling retailers find new lives as pure play e-tailers?
#676 Can Nordstrom.com compete on experience over price?
#675 What happens now that Alexa is on the iPhone?
#674 Birchbox CEO: ‘Passive,’ Not Passionate Consumers Are The Future Of Retail
#673 Has Walmart found a digital answer for empty store shelves?
#672 Is the sole proprietor toast?
#671 Target To Recast Stores As ‘Hyper Local’ Online Fulfillment Centers To Revive Ailing Business
#670 Will the AWS outage make retailers think twice about cloud?
#669 Will Walmart’s price push pull customers away from Aldi?
#668 Will smart shelves ever be smart enough for Kroger and other retailers?
#667 Will irrational shipping prices doom brick and mortar stores?
#666 Is Amazon’s Alexa a threat to rival retailers?
#665 Will a new TJX concept put more hurt on department stores?
#664 Can Walmart grow its online business profitably?
#663 When Apps Get Too Human, They Tumble into the Uncanny Valley
#662 Third-party e-commerce fulfillers: Friend or foe to the grocers?
#661 Will Costco, Kohl’s, Target, et al give Google Home an edge over Amazon’s Echo?
#660 Can augmented reality solve the virtual dressing room problem?
#659 How The Hunt For Velour Track Pants Exposed What Ails The Retail Industry
#658 Is omnichannel cannibalization retail’s biggest challenge?
#657 How will online shopping transform the grocery business?
#656 Never Say No to Another Customer With Endless Inventory
#655 Will feel and touch tech transform mobile marketing and commerce?
#654 Retailers, You’re Not The Brand Anymore: The Shopper Is
#653 Will Whole Foods stay fresh using outside suppliers?
#652 The Macy’s Effect – How Macy’s Dismantled Everything Once Right about Department Stores
#651 Do retailers need to work on making more emotional connections?
#650 How soon before digital technologies reinvent food shopping?
#649 Are the days of pure play e-tail coming to an end?
#648 Can soccer be a differentiator for Target?
#647 Target’s Poor Holiday Sales Signal Retail’s Widespread Woes, The Enemy Within
#646 The Nation’s Biggest Retailers Face An Inconvenient Truth: An Imperiled Profit Model
#645 Sir Richard Branson at NRF: Are retailers looking outside the box?
#644 Why voice UIs are the next big thing in web design
#643 Can AI resolve customer service disputes?
#642 Keeping customers happy with loyalty kiosks
#641 Will Alexa become the voice of IoT?
#640 Will 2017 be the year retailers start making their stores relevant again?
#639 What will the sale of Craftsman mean for Sears and Stanley Black & Decker?
#638 How can retailers make online reviews more useful?
#637 Time for an honest discussion about kiosks and future jobs – and the kiosk industry must start it
#636 How can the retail job market survive the AI revolution?
#635 Will online grocery gain traction in 2017?
#634 What does Alexa’s holiday win mean?
#633 French retailer parodies Amazon Go
#632 Why are retail employees going around company systems?
#631 How Automation Could Lead To More Job Creation
#630 Amazon offers incentives for Prime members to wait on deliveries
#629 Can facial-recognition assist in gift giving?
#628 Does Alexa need a screen?
#627 A small retailer makes a bold move against big chains
#626 Is transparency next for grocery private label?
#625 Could digital advertising be replaced by a subscription model?
#624 Can engagement replace transaction rewards?
#623 What does a record Cyber Monday foretell for the remaining holiday season?
#622 How badly will Macy’s be hurt by its Black Friday outages?
#621 Are favorable online reviews critical for retailers?
#620 Will Alexa-exclusive deals bring holiday cheer to Amazon?
#619Do consumers now expect two-day delivery?
#618 What should stores do about BOPIS abandonment?
#617 Will Donald Trump’s presidency be good for retailers?
#616 Is PetSmart barking up the right/wrong tree with same-day delivery?
#615 Should browser data be opt-in only?
#614 Will one CEO be better than two for Whole Foods?
#613 Will curbside pickup drive front-end sales at CVS?
#612 Will Patagonia win Election Day by sending its workers to the polls?
#611 Staples brings Watson to digital office assistants
#610 Does talking to a human still matter?
#609 Driverless truck delivers 50K cans of Bud on supply run
#608 What AI Experts Say Smart Machines Will Do to Human Jobs
#607 Should in-store associates help online browsers?
#606 Will retailers lose retiring boomers to experiences?
#605 Target piloting Amazon Alexa voice search rival
#604 What is the ‘maker movement’ and should retailers care?
#603 Why aren’t more retail apps being downloaded?
#602 Will limiting incentives make Amazon reviews more credible?
#601 Will customers give Amazon the keys to their smart homes?
#600 Will retailers benefit from greater supply chain transparency?
#599 Apple’s Echo rival reportedly has a prototype, complete with cameras
#598 Consumers rely on reviews, but they don’t trust them
#597 Should grocers back away from prepared meals?
#596 Amazon and Fanatics play ‘anytime, anywhere, anyhow’ commerce on game day
#595 These social media behaviors are turning off your followers
#594 Could Amazon’s physical stores fuel a backlash?
#593 Will Amazon’s ‘brand gating’ put counterfeiters out of business?
#592 Will Lands’ End hit pay dirt on Amazon?
#591 Are wearables on the way out?
#590 Amazon tests one-click product placement
#589 What Happens When Millions of Jobs Are Lost Because of Automation?
#588 Are store closings a positive sign for Macy’s?
#587 Did Amazon bring down Beauty.com and Drugstore.com?
#586 Is it OK for brands to have emotions?
#585 Is a ‘DARK’ cloud looming for brands over GMO labeling?
#584 Are loss leaders a losing proposition for stores?
#583 Would Walmart + Jet.com be an Amazon killer?
#582 Is it time for marketers to embrace radical transparency?
#581 Will AI mobile apps replace associates on Macy’s sales floor?
#580 Will personal shoppers lift retail sales?
#579 Viewers can now ‘Watch & Shop’ with Amazon Fire TV
#578 Are retailers ready for the next wave of cyber scams?
#577 Do robots make sense for online delivery?
#576 Will drop-off points boost online sales?
#575 Making Software with Casual Intelligence
#574 Locally.com lets consumers see inventory at nearby shops
#573 Amazon Dash gets a smart button rival
#572 Are indoor maps still a game changer?
#571 Under Armour links purchase recommendations to fitness data
#570 RFID goes to the dogs
#569 Microsoft/LinkedIn deal shows content is king
#568 IRCE recap: Is there a right way for retailers to use beacons?
#567 Is monitoring employee data the right move for retailers?
#566 PIRCH’s in-store experience picks up where Home Depot leaves off
#565 New Wegmans draws near-record crowds
#564 Why isn’t in-store tech focused more on full-service?
#563 Will Google’s smart home controller overtake Echo?
#562 Will 3-D printing ever make it at retail?
#561 Is RFID finally ready for prime time at retail?
#560 What airline self-check-in can teach retailers
#559 Are free shipping expectations crushing smaller retailers?
#558 Could chatbots redefine retail customer service?
#557 Are robots the key to omnichannel inventory management?
#556 Chick-fil-A knows loyalty
#555 Is it time for Victoria’s Secret to say goodbye to its print catalog?
#554 Retail drama: Amazon undercuts Netflix
#553 Kmart wants to bring the ‘fun’ back to shopping
#552 Apple patents gesture-sensing technology for Apple Watch
#551 Lowe’s takes AR immersion to the next level
#550 The Thorn in Every Startup’s Side
#549 Will Starbucks win by giving rewards for purchases made at Dunkin’ Donuts?
#548 Starbucks sets goal to donate all unsold food to charity
#547 Should consumers be given incentives to write reviews?
#546 ‘Location remains retail’s MVP
#545 Instacart scores vendor ads
#544 Are selfies the future of mobile payment tech?
#543 Amazon takes the next step in CPG auto-replenishment
#542 Canadian Tire adopts Facebook at Work
#541 Best Buy closes online marketplace
#540 BOPIS means making everything happen at once
#539 Will a higher free shipping minimum hurt Amazon.com?
#538 AT&T brings virtual reality to stores
#537 Big food loses when it keeps consumers in the dark
#536 The positive power of negative reviews
#535 Will humans shop at a store run mostly by robots?
#534 Study finds widespread benefit to lenient return policies
#533 The roof caves in on Trader Joe’s
#532 What happens when Walmart closes a store?
#531 I pledge allegiance to the United States of Amazon
#530 Is virtual reality ready for retail?
#529 Should big food follow Campbell Soup’s GMO labeling lead?
#528 Can Anyone Stop Amazon?
#527 BrainTrust Predictions 2016: Amazon’s momentum
#526 Why are women paying more?
#525 Online shopping exacerbates return headaches for retailers
#524 FedEx ruins Christmas for some
#523 Why beacons’ bright light dimmed in 2015 – and what’s next
#522 Will IBM Watson help customers make better choices?
#521 Does the Internet of Things need a showroom experience?
#520 How can sites solve the online cart abandonment issue?
#519 Are Amazon’s devices big sellers or not?
#518 Why isn’t social driving word-of-mouth offline?
#517 Do the 2015 holidays point to a bigger future for e-commerce?
#516 Does weak traffic spell trouble for Black Friday?
#515 Does America need new food labels?
#514 Predicting the future of kiosks
#513 Will Americans ever give up their paper coupons?
#512 Is customer experience the new loyalty?
#511 Are consumers and retailers ready to go all-in on shop-and-scan tech?
#510 Why is Amazon opening a brick and mortar bookstore?
#509 Brand content doesn’t have to suck
#508 Warning: Processed meats cause cancer
#507 Can American Apparel’s ‘Made in U.S.A.’ model survive bankruptcy?
#506 Are demos just not worth it?
#505 Uniqlo reads customers’ minds to sell t-shirts
#504 Jet.com ditches subscription fee
#503 What can smart shelf tech do for Kroger’s business?
#502 Making the case for shopper time management
#501 Staples chooses to be different, closes stores on Thanksgiving
#500 Will surge pricing become the new normal?
#499 What’s the answer for costly online returns?
#498 Target outfits stores to test multiple innovations
#497 Nuke all your computer passwords, Intel exec says
#496 Amazon adds restaurant delivery to its menu of services
#495 Are stores missing impulse sales opportunities at the self-checkout?
#494 Journey mapping pitfalls can lead retailers astray
#493 Will Uber transform e-commerce delivery?
#492 Will consumers submit to in-home spying in return for personalization?
#491 How to build a multi-sensory experience in the retail environment
#490 Future of Amazon consumer devices in question after Fire Phone failure
#489 Starbucks caves to ‘Food Babe’ and changes Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe
#488 Wegmans has the best pharmacy, too
#487 Designing UX for Natural User Interfaces
#486 Are hearables the tipping-point wearable device?
#485 Target opens a security center to fight cyber threats
#484 Is Facebook ready to become an e-commerce force?
#483 Shoe store chain publicly dumps RFID
#482 How steep is the creep factor?
#481 Walmart and Amazon trade shots
#480 Should stores charge for BOPIS?
#479 CVS blows off U.S. Chamber over tobacco lobbying
#478 Amazon uses artificial intelligence to improve review/rating system
#476 UPS flexes its muscles on shipping terms
#477 Will personalized pricing ever make it to brick & mortar stores?
#476 Report says Walmart stashing billions overseas
#475 How should grocers respond to Amazon?
#474 How close are retailers to personalization?
#473 Digital marketing recasts emotional interaction with brands
#472 France bans edible food dumping
#471 Retailers use gamification to drive engagement
#470 Loving customers who complain the most
#469 Macy’s and Bloomie’s tailor the online experience
#468 Finding the line between digital creepy and cool
#467 Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery
#466 How can physical stores tap user reviews?
#465 Ahold earns rave reviews for Everything Fresh concept
#464 Study: Drones could take off as retail delivery vehicle
#463 Will going green put retailers in the black?
#462 Home Depot claims Black Friday for its own
#461 Competing in the age of wicked fast delivery
#460 Was Service Merchandise ahead of its time?
#459 Is Amazon’s Dash the future of shopping?
#458 Amazon guarantees service for household projects
#457 Balancing surprise and simplicity for better customer experiences
#456 Checkouts are tougher than rocket science
#455 Are app frustrations loyalty crushers?
#454 Amazon ponders ninth generation fulfillment center design
#453 Aldi engages in shuttle diplomacy with college kids
#452 OK, but what about in-store drone delivery?
#451 Will virtual reality transform web shopping?
#450 What’s in store for 2015?
#449 Green leaders get a special place on Walmart.com
#448 Nordstrom puts its money where its e-commerce is
#447 Macy’s CFO thinks off-price concept will attract new customers
#446 Target free shipping deal undercuts Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart
#445 Target and Whole Foods testing loyalty programs
#444 The Internet of Things from a consumer perspective
#443 Should retailers know what’s in their store brands?
#442 Nordstrom reassigns Innovation Lab workers
#441 Are hugs okay at retail?
#440 The rise of the customization nation
#439 Gap closing Piperlime (no big deal)
#438 Tommy Hilfiger digitizes the showroom
#437 Will couponing continue to be a mainstay of retailing?
#436 Walmart pilots gift card trade-in service
#435 Playing ‘Flip It’ with returns and exchanges
#434 Will deal tweets fly?
#433 What’s the real deal with beacons?
#432 Price transparency on steroids: The end game
#431 Nordstrom tests smart fitting rooms
#430 Are online shoppers addicted to deals?
#429 Whole Foods tells digital stories
#428 How To Think Like Apple About The Customer Service Experience
#427 What does Amazon Echo have to do with shopping?
#426 Retailers cope with ‘I want what I want when I want it’ syndrome
#425 Amazon hails taxis to make deliveries
#424 Search drives in-store visits
#423 Polaroid Fotobar brings digital to physical
#422 Lowe’s new sales help seems a little robotic
#421 Facial recognition tech goes beyond just selling stuff
#420 Do online chats beat call centers for customer service?
#419 Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens
#418 Whole Foods debuts good, better, best rating system for produce
#417 Amazon to open pickup shop in Manhattan
#416 When waiters attack!
#415 If sampling works, why don’t more retailers do it?
#414 Amazon workers take case to the Supreme Court
#413 Can price-matching take price off the table?
#412 Which brand attributes matter most to Millennials?
#411 Location matters to online shoppers
#410 Understanding the lifetime value of a loyal customer
#409 Amazon drops price as smartphone fails to set the world on fire
#408 Will Apple Watch bring wearable tech into the mainstream?
#407 Does eco-friendly translate to inferior?
#406 Whole Foods makes aggressive move into e-grocery biz
#405 Caution: Skill assessment pitfalls ahead
#404 Google now testing drones
#403 Are nutritional rating systems a market basket killer?
#402 ‘Free’ supermarket built for sampling
#401 Target’s math doesn’t add up for this ‘guest’
#400 Walmart’s Scan & Go is a no-go
#399 Will flattery get retailers anywhere in the changing room?
#398 World’s richest man calls for shorter workweek
#397 Should big brands move call centers back to the U.S.?
#396 Are center store departments hamstrung by nutritional labels?
#395 Hilton Shakes Up The Hospitality Industry: Your Smartphone Will Soon Be Your Room Key
#394 Amazon has a Prime number problem
#393 Reversing the ‘retail funk’ with in-store engagement
#392 Should a store-provided mobile device be an option?
#391 Will Siri and Watson bring out the best in each other?
#390 Holt Renfrew to bring luxury shopping ‘apartments’ to its stores
#389 Online subscription service gets physical
#388 Consumers read and trust online reviews for local businesse
#387 Mobile/in-store shopping getting intertwined
#386 What does natural mean, anyway?
#385 Local restaurants pass/fail personal loyalty test
#384 It’s Not Just American Apparel: For Fashion Retailers, Sex Just Isn’t Selling These Days
#383 Science fiction tech helps Lowe’s customers with remodels
#382 Where have all the retail merchants gone?
#381 Amazon’s Fire Phone is all about selling stuff on Amazon.com
#380 Restoration Hardware bulks up on its catalog business
#379 Starbucks finds smart way to attract and retain workers
#378 Study: 88 percent of shoppers webroom
#377 Apple’s got the beat(s)
#376 Intruders for the Plugged-In Home, Coming in Through the Internet
#375 Study: 17 minutes defines local
#374 Sprouts beats Whole Foods on price
#373 TJX discounts its way to growth
#372 Chefs spice up grocery store atmosphere
#371 Retailer loses case over critical online review
#370 Can Your Customer Service Ketchup With Tessemae’s?
#369 WOM ROI still elusive
#368 Target’s CMO: ‘The truth hurts’
#367 Panera Bread turns to tech for faster, more accurate service
#366 Amazon and Twitter team up for some social shopping
#365 Steinhafel out as CEO at Target
#364 Amazon takes steps to own the last mile
#363 Amazon opens its pantry program to Prime members
#362 Are stores the answer to peak-time online fulfillment challenges?
#361 Loyalty members get advice from Sears and each other
#360 Amazon losing sales because of sales tax
#359 Shoppers saying no to in-store snooping
#358 Gap to test online ordering in stores
#357 Do food courts need an overhaul?
#356 AmazonFresh shoppers get a remote control
#355 Who owns the customer experience in retail?
#354 Nest’s Smoke Alarm Stumble Is a UI Lesson for Everybody
#353 IKEA takes a road trip and puts it online
#352 Catalogs make a comeback
#351 FedEx CEO blames retailers for Christmas delays
#350 Will the internet of things mean big things for retail?
#349 Walmart makes ad price comparisons easy
#348 FTC focuses on in-store tracking and data security
#347 Is Amazon Prime more vulnerable to competitive threats?
#346 Chevy: Storytelling
#345 ‘Ag Gag’ bill makes it a crime to video animal abuse in Idaho
#344 Does poor customer service pay?
#343 Nutrition facts label getting a makeover
#342 Half read e-mail on mobile devices and nothing else
#341 Target’s got (mobile) game
#340 Eight reasons why retail employee turnover is so high
#339 Retailers and tech vendors look for co-development opportunities
#338 Will Your Car Ever Understand Your Hand Gestures?
#337 Mobile phones act like ‘cookies’ in stores
#336 Are CPG companies giving up too much to Amazon?
#335 Independent grocers need new consumer engagement technology
#334 Independent grocers need new consumer engagement technology
#333 CVS to walk away from $2 billion in cigarette sales
#332 Study says sugar is killing us
#331 Grrrwaaaaaarggggh! ‘ChewBacca’ breaches merchants’ defenses
#330 Mannequins get too real for retail
#329 Is simpler better when it comes to shopping analytics?
#328 Which same-day service will deliver the goods for retailers?
#327 Mobile ads hit the car dashboard
#326 Customer Service Isn’t Optional–It’s Why You Have A Job
#325 Customer Experience Consultant Makes Shocking Claim: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Customers’
#324 Retailers and banks engage in blame game over data breaches
#323 Shoppers going uber-digital
#322 Amazon gets mind reading/shipping patent
#321 Will T-Commerce Redefine TV Advertising?
#320 Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores’ Associates ‘Say Yes’
#319 Is the Category Killer a Broken Model?
#318 Does Facebook Need Teens?
#317 Would You Accept Target’s Apology?
#316 When Going Viral Goes Wrong
#315 Does Webrooming Offset Showrooming?
#314 Gen X Wants the Steak, Gen Y Wants the Sizzle Too
#313 What the Hack? Massive Breach Affects 2 Million Accounts
#312 Chinese Retailer Comes to U.S. Seeking Tech Talent
#311 Apps Promise to End Retail Parking Hassles
#310 Amazon Preps For Retail Drone Wars
#309 EBay Offers the Gift of Free, Same-Day Delivery
#308 Retail Customer Experience: Technology Meets Beauty in a New York Subway Station
#307 Have CPG Store Brands Plateaued?
#306 Don’t Call It ‘The Customer-Centric Supply Chain’
#305 No Rest For Amazon, USPS on Sunday
#304 Who Owns the Customer Experience?
#303 Is Free Sampling a Digital Opportunity?
#302 Blockbuster News! Video Stores Follow Dinosaurs
#301 TOMS Offers a Different Way to Shop
#300 Is Showrooming a Problem For E-tailers?
#299 Are Retailers Facing a Tech Skill Shortage?
#298 Social Customer Service: What Do Consumers Want?
#297 Most Brand Conversations Happen Offline, But Social W-O-M is Rising
#296 How Do You Measure Customer Satisfaction?
#295 Who Are the 15 Percent Who Don’t Go Online?
#294 Five Ways to Seed Innovation
#293 Retailer Could Benefit From Some Inside the Box Thinking
#292 Free Shipping: Perk or Permanent?
#291 Why Journey Mapping is Critical to Your Business
#290 Will Predictive Tech and Same-Day Delivery Revolutionize Retail?
#289 Will Ship From Store Neutralize Amazon?
#288 dunnhumby: Menards is Most Customer Centric DIY Chain
#287 RSR Research: Mobile Apps or Mobile Sites?
#286 Has Amazon Finally Built an iPad Killer?
#285 Is America Ready for Smart Homes? Staples Says Yes
#284 Retail TouchPoints: Associates Duck Consumers Seeking Product Information
#283 Does In-Store Technology Really Deliver a Better Customer Experience?
#282 How I Came in Second to Bill Gates: The Brilliance of the LinkedIn Influencer Program
#281 All 80 Original “Star Trek” Episodes Rendered As Movie Posters
#280 Making the Digital/Analog Merge Work For Retail
#279 Commentary: The showrooming myth
#278 Is a Universal Translator the Answer for Privacy?
#277 Is There an Online Opportunity for Farmers’ Markets?
#276 Why Aren’t CMOs and CIOs On the Same Page?
#275 3D Gesture Control Is An Area Of Focus On Innovation We Likely Don’t Need Or Want
#274 Can Chipotle Afford to Alter Its Responsible Meat Pledge?
#273 Can Retailers Put Themselves In the Shopping Conversation?
#272 How Much is Great Customer Service Worth?
#271 Should Shoppers Look Forward to Many Happy Returns?
#270 BrainTrust Query: What Are the Top Three Digital Must-Do’s?
#269 Should Stores Associates Police Rude Customers?
#268 Will Pinterest-like Lists Work for Amazon?
#267 Will Starbucks Gain an Edge with Wireless Charging?
#266 Is Shopkick’s In-App Purchase Option a Showrooming Weapon?
#265 Will Pay-By-Face Catch On?
#264 Should Retailers Hire Twenty-Somethings to Sell Stuff on Facebook?
#263 BrainTrust Query: Is the Era of One-to-One Communication Finally Upon Us?
#262 Is Mobile’s True ROI Found in Driving Loyalty?
#261 Retail TouchPoints: How Can Retailers Make Checkout Waits More Bearable?
#260 Has the App Store Changed Retail?
#259 Is Barnes & Noble Wise to 86 Nook Tablets?
#258 Consensus Advisors: Will the NSA Scandal Make Consumers Unwilling to Share Personal Info?
#257 Does the Digital Experience Need Humanizing?
#256 What Will Firefox’s ‘Do Not Track’ Mean for Online Merchants?
#255 BrainTrust Query: I Need an App for My Apps!!
#254 Retail TouchPoints: What’s Causing Slow Mobile POS Rollout?
#253 RSR Research: Is It Time for Store Employees’ Roles to Change?
#252 What’s Behind High Shopper Satisfaction Rates for E-Commerce Sites?
#251 Has America Become a Self-Serve Nation?
#250 Will Change in REI’s Return Policy Affect Its Business?
#249 What is the Significance of a Smile?
#248 Will Motorola Gain an Edge With Phones Assembled in the USA?
#247 Is Servicing Data (Rather Than People) an Answer for Sears?
#246 Tablet Sales Up, PCs Down. What Does It Mean for Retail?
#245 Why Are Mobile Shoppers Avoiding Store Associates?
#244 These 12 technologies will drive our economic future
#243 FRBuyer: FISH (Food Industry Serving Heroes) is Born
#242 Can Retailers Use Twitter to Connect With Teens?
#241 How Will Retailers Leverage Google Maps?
#240 Will Target’s New Tech Center Spur Innovation?
#239 BrainTrust Query: Are Marketers and Media Getting That Synching Feeling?
#238 Can Drive-Thrus Work for Department Stores?
#237 Does the eBay/Kate Spade Pop-Up Represent Something New in Retailing?
#236 Do Morons Run Whole Foods?
#235 Will Amazon Coins Outperform Real Money?
#234 What Are Facebook Fans Worth to Retailers?
#233 Adobe: 5 Reasons We Killed The Creative Suite
#232 Adobe Ditches the Box, Puts Apps in the Cloud
#231 Should Purchasing Intent Be Used to Alter Prices?
#230 The Verdict Is In: Nobody Likes Google Glass
#229 Forget Searching For Content – Content Is About To Start Searching For You
#228 Apple’s Privacy Record Sucks. Here’s Why You Should Care
#227 Why Consumer-Facing E-Commerce Is BROKEN
#226 How Devastating Was the LivingSocial Security Breach?
#225 Ten Years After: iTunes Store Changed Music Biz
#224 Will Pizza Hut Kinect With Gamers?
#223 Are Amazon and Netflix Programmed for Success?
#222 What If Rewards Came From Just Browsing?
#221 Will Gap’s Take On In-Store Pickup Be a Retail Game Changer?
#220 Will ‘Shipping Its Pants’ Work for Kmart?
#219 What Can Be Learned From the Schnucks Security Breach?
#218 What Does Q1 Sales Drop Mean for PCs?
#217 Will Own Stores Help LG Gain CE Market Share?
#216 Help Wanted: Robots to Fill Service Jobs
#215 Would You Talk To An Ad On Your Smartphone?
#214 Smarter Marketing: How Minority Report Got It All Wrong
#213 Retail Customer Experience: How Should Retailers Compensate Customers For Service or Product Failures?
#212 What Can Merchants Do to Become Better Retail Therapists?
#211 RSR Research: Does Channel Pricing Conflict Break Trust With Shoppers?
#210 BrainBrainTrust Query: Grow Your Marketing Credibility Before It’s Too Late
#209 Will Cash Rebates Get People to Eat Healthier Foods?
#208 Is ‘Little Data’ the Key to Making Loyalty Programs Work?
#207 Are Retailers Taking Full Advantage of YouTube?
#206 Has Facebook Lost Its Cool?
#205 BrainTrust Query: Will 3D Printing Bring Boon or Bust to Retailers?
#204 Couches and Tablets Make Perfect Shopping Tools
#203 Our Future Will Be Brighter Than You Think, but More Disruptive
#202 What Will It Take to Improve the Mobile Shopping Experience?
#201 Will Google Cut Amazon Down to Size?
#200 Retail Customer Experience: An Amazing Customer Experience From TSA?
#199 Will Chicago Gofer Sears’ Same-Day In-Store Pickup Service?
#198 Are Brands Connecting Emotionally With Consumers?
#197 Will Google Glass Make Smartphones History?
#196 Who Wins After OfficeMax and Office Depot Merge?
#195 Has Whole Foods Dropped Its Prices Too Low?
#194 Study: Retail experience hinges on new technology
#193 CPGmatters: Kraft Spinoff Looks to Big Mobile Future
#192 Will Consumers Accept Surcharges on Credit Card Purchases?
#191 Are Early Super Bowl Ads Socially Stunted?
#190 Intel’s interactive display spices up the customer experience
#189 Watch Out Whole Foods, Aldi Has Organics
#188 Retailers and Restaurants Support Immigration Effort
#187 How Important Are Physical Stores to Barnes & Noble?
#186 What Will It Take to Make Grocery Mobile Apps Matter?
#185 Where Does Technological Innovation Come From?
#184 Will Tablets Reinvent How We Shop Everywhere?
#181 Why is Target Launching Brands Online Instead of In Stores?
#180 Ideas are more valuable than execution
#179 Will Facebook Revolutionize Search Engine Marketing?
#178 Like is the New Link: Why Facebook’s Graph Search is a Game Changer
#177 Apple’s New Reality
#176 Google wins $1 million worth of USA Today ads in Print Advertising competition
#175 Best Buy Gains Where Amazon Collects Tax
#174 Target Invites Showrooming With Price Match Offer
#173 Retail TouchPoints: Nearly 50 percent of Consumers Believe They Are More Informed Than Store Associates
#172 Starbucks to Debut Reusable Cups for a Buck
#171 Study: Meal Planning Influenced by Foodie Bloggers/Peers
#170 Food Trends to Impact Retail in 2013
#169 Hashtag Campaigns: The Social “Kick Me” Sign for Brands
#168 Amazon Launches Social Gifting Tool
#167 Retail Customer Experience: Indoor Mapping Gives Power to Retailers
#166 StorefrontBacktalk: Best Buy Yanks E-mail Support From Its Site. Shoppers May Be Better Off
#165 Amazon vet’s new robot-powered apparel startup aims to revolutionize how we buy clothes
#164 Amazon Not Slowed By Sales Taxes
#163 Payments Going the Way of the Smartphone
#162 Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics Applied to User Experience
#161 RSR Research: Empathy and Design Thinking
#160 Starbucks: Steel This Gift Card
#159 Google Shopping Executive Shares Holiday Best Practices
#158 Can Loyalty Save Your Town?
#157 Who Needs Call Centers When There’s Twitter?
#156 Target Execs: Technology Changing Everything
#155 The End of Marketing
#154 Cyber Monday Sales Record Shattered
#153 Consumer Reports Releases Annual ‘Naughty & Nice’ List
#152 IKEA Makes Home Visits
#151 Survey Says: Retailers Give a Little, Get a Lot
#150 Should Small Businesses Join ‘Free Shipping Day’?
#149 BrainTrust Query: The Great Digital Disconnect
#148 PayPal Gets Into Price Matching Act
#147 Paper is Out as Retailers Opt for E-Receipts
#146 PayPal Gets Into Price Matching Act
#145 Win or Lose in a Retail Minute
#144 Amazon Slams iPad mini
#143 New iPad is No Kindle Killer
#142 Microsoft Sweats Merchandising Details for Windows 8
#141 Best Buy Tablet Going Up Against the Big Boys
#140 Amazon Snares Consumers With Break-Even Kindle Pricing
#139 RSR Research: Getting Over the Cloud
#138 Amazon Primed to Take on Netflix
#137 Walmart Testing Same-Day Delivery
#136 Best Buy Puts Geek Squad Services on eBay
#135 How to deliver mobile coupons from kiosks (commentary)
#134 Study Finds Wide Benefit to Free Online Returns
#133 Best Buy Wants Amazon to Be Its Showroom
#132 Peapod Rapidly Expands Virtual Grocery Stores to More Cities
#131 Smartphone Users Seek More Than Shopping Tools
#130 Retailers Get the Short End of the iPhone 5
#129 Walmart Also Fires the Kindle
#128 Walmart Rolls Out Eat-Healthy Insurance Discount
#127 Delaware DMV turns to kiosks
#126 Is Nordstrom Perfect?
#125 Receipt Checking No Longer Required at Best Buy
#124 Episode III: Toys ‘R’ Us Strikes Back
#123 BrainTrust Query: Oh SoLoMo!
#122 Kroger Loses Some Wait
#121 E-Collaboration Among Indies Aims to Fight Big Chains
#120 Walmart.com’s Improved Search Engine Powered by ‘Social Genome’
#119 The Price of Being Outspoken
#118 Virtual grocery kiosk taking off at London Airport
#117 Walmart Testing Scan & Go Checkout Feature
#116 Are “Smart” Videos the Key to Online Retail Growth?
#115 Microsoft drives next generation Kinect
#114 Can the Retailing Industry Take a Lesson on Social Media from DSW Shoes?
#113 Walmart Tests Grocery Receipt Comparison Tool
#112 Smartphone Verdict Suggests Changes Ahead
#111 KioskMarketplace: A Harsh Reality For Kiosks
#110 College Grads Settling for Retail Jobs
#109 Express Goes Social, But Not for the ROI
#108 IKEA checks out of self-service
#107 Under-Age Checking – And Spending – Get Easier
#106 MCX: The Future of Mobile Payments
#105 Retailers Look to Increase Shopping Hauls
#104 Are Government Kiosks Making a Comeback?
#103 BrainTrust Query: What It Takes to Innovate
#102 Are Tablet-Only Publications Dead?
#101 MarketingCharts: Convenience, Features Drive Selection of Retailer Sites Over Apps
#100 Amazon Locks Up Customers with In-Store Pickups
#99 Building a Brand One Community Panel at a Time
#98 Best Buy Founder Wants His Company Back
#97 BrainTrust Query: Will Amazon’s Showroom Become Amazon Showrooms?
#96 Tag Department Stores RFID Ready
#95 Costco 3D: The Rise of the In-Store Network
#94 Study: Mobile Shoppers Research, Buy, Evangelize
#93 RadioShack: Relevant or Not
#92 Big Food Turns Organics Into Big Business
#91 Company launches iPad kiosk with secure credit card reader
#90 Consumers Not Happy Being Tracked by Facebook
#89 CSD: The Customer Service Saboteur
#88 Making Malls Internet-Proof
#87 Small Guys Benefiting Most From Pinterest
#86 Ace, Amazon Look to Opportunities in DIY Market
#85 Hypocrisy Abounds Over Olympic Uniforms
#84 Rumor Mill: Amazon Exploring Same-Day Delivery
#83 How to Identify and Reward Social Media Advocates
#82 Have App, Will Shop
#81 Best Buy Bets Future on Connected Store
#80 Study: Smartphones Shoppers Not So Bad for Brick & Mortar
#79 Robotic retail: AndyVision debuts in campus store
#78 RSR Research: The Retail IT Brain Drain
#77 Amazon Launches Store for X Games Crowd
#76 How Hoboken, New York’s Baby Brother, Built An Innovation Scene Of Its Own
#75 BrainTrust Query: Apple Passport a Potential Game Changer
#74 The Social/Mobile Dilemma: The Buck Stops Where?
#73 Study Finds Walmart Beats Amazon on Price
#72 KIOSK, SSN partner to demo secure retail kiosk solutions at NRF conference
#71 BrainTrust Query: Surprising New Study on Facebook Marketing Effectiveness for Brands
#70 Apple’s Secret for Creating Insanely Loyal Customers
#69 Microsoft Technology to Serve Ads Based on Your Mood
#68 Retail TouchPoints: Retailers Focus On Testing In-Store Mobile POS and POP Solutions
#67 Consumers Don’t Want to Engage with Brands
#66 Out-of-Towners Go Grocery Shopping
#65 Pinterest Attracts Followers and Purchases Follow
#64 BrainTrust Query: Help! I’m Being Stalked By a Jam Band
#63 Big Chains Bring PayPal In-Store
#62 High Schoolers Sing Wegmans Praises
#61 Yahoo Announces Axis, A New Visual Paradigm In Web Search UI
#60 Is This The First Logo Based On Touch-Screen Gestures?
#59 C. Wonder’s Wonderful Dressing Rooms
#58 BrainTrust Query: Clicks to Bricks
#57 5 Reasons QR Code Marketing Is Broken (and How to Fix It)
#56 Macy’s Stores Counter Amazon’s Logistics Edge
#55 A Tweet Too Far – CFO Loses Job
#54 Take a stand against ‘showrooming’ with digital signage, kiosks (Commentary)
#53 Amazon Making Moves to Rule Fashion World
#52 BrainTrust Query: An Open Letter to Millennials
#51 Brazilians ‘Like’ Retailer’s New Digital Hangers
#50 Social Media’s High Maintenance Consumers
#49 Brick-and-mortar’s inherent advantage: In-store relevance
#48 ‘King of Pop’ is Dead But Still Pitching Pepsi
#47 Target to Fire Amazon’s Kindle Line
#46 Mobile devices and local search: Reaching a tipping point
#45 Shopping All Over (the House)
#44 RSR Research: Facebook Open Graph and Graphite
#43 Time reporter disses Best Buy kiosks
#42 Digital Retailing to Take Off in Airports
#41 BrainTrust Query: One Big Reason Why Game Theory Will Drive Customer Loyalty
#40 BrainTrust Query: Self-Checkout – What Should Drive the Retailer Decision?
#39 Google ID’s Trusted Websites
#38 Uniqlo May Explore U.S. Growth Online
#37 BrainTrust Query: Is Retail Quietly Trending Away From Bricks and Mortar?
#36 Apps Deliver Food Answers in Stores
#35 BrainTrust Query: Building ‘Braggable’ Stores
#34 Macy’s Goes Online In Stores
#33 BrainTrust Query: Changing Times in Loyalty
#32 Best Buy’s CEO Resigns. Who Next?
#31 Twenty Somethings Too Antsy to Advertise To
#30 The Third Wave of Retailing: The Efficiency of the Shopper
#29 CETW12: NCR integrating mobile with digital signage, kiosks (Video)
#28 Walmart Cites Gains, Cuts Prices, Faces Amazon
#27 Haters Get Their Own Facebook App
#26 Will poster shopping change the face of retail
#25 Amazon Gets Robotic
#24 Senator Not ‘Liking’ Bosses Asking for Facebook Passwords
#23 Angry Birds Take Up Space in Walmart
#22 BrainTrust Query: Is Klout the New Kredit Score?
#21 Oatmeal Brand Pays to Become ‘Choice of a New Generation’
#20 Buying Power Provides Competitive Advantage
#19 U.S. and Europe Find Common Ground on Organics
#18 Mannequins Put on Some Weight (2 comments)
#17 The future of end user computing: Two visions
#16 App Lets Neiman Marcus Know When Best Customers Arrive
#15 Target and Walmart Working Together on Mobile Payments
#14 Some See Big as Bad in Online Retail
#13 BrainTrust Query: Let’s Get Visual – Marketing in a Post-Text World
#12 A Famous Inventor’s Forgotten Idea: A One-Handed Touch-Screen Keyboard
#11 The Howling Football Draws Attention To Dog Slaughter
#10 McCormick’s Flagship Spices Up Retail
#9 Quidsi Keeps the New Websites Coming
#8 Peapod Makes Mass Transit Connection with Commuters
#7 LinkedIn Launches Button That Lets You Apply for Jobs
#6 What the iPhone 4S means for mobile commerce
#5 CETW11: How to design a kiosk consumers will use
#4 Do you need a chief customer officer?
#3 Apple, Amazon have won the tablet wars
#2 How to Combine QR Codes With the Power of Facebook
#1 2 horse race in mobile – iphone and android