Retail: Interrupted, News & More


Thank you all for your patience during our summer leave while we welcomed our newest associate. By now he’s mastered pivot tables and can almost roll over.  With all that free time we set to work on a new website and retail research. We hope you enjoy our new series on retail disruption starting below. […]

Pardon the (retail) disruption


If you’re like me, you’re skeptical of those who claim to have all the answers about the future. What does make sense is a willingness to ask hard questions and to acknowledge that what you take for granted today might change—or even vanish—tomorrow. The U.S. retail industry is clearly in a state of transition. Time-honored […]

Young bucks


MILLENNIALS aren’t wealthy, but that’s no reason to ignore them — they still like spending money, ICSC research reveals. By: Joel Groover When it comes to Millennials and retail, two opposing story lines compete, experts say. In the first, these younger shoppers star as the industry’s most important drivers of growth — the saviors of […]

Latin Grocery Trends, Lilly Aftermath & More


Grocery may not be disrupted in the way we feared years ago, with Amazon Fresh opening up in Santa Fe, but there’s still plenty of room for disruption. The traditional Kroger store has 58% food and their new marketplace store at 120,000 sf has 59% food. That leaves >40% of the store as non-food, or […]

Out with the old, in with the new


This month we were particularly impressed by a mother-friendly initiative announced by Vodaphone Group. In order to help working mothers transition back to full time, among other benefits, the first six months following maternity leave mothers will work 30 hours but be paid full time.