The beauty industry has seen explosive growth, especially among young, independent brands. These trends are what’s happening now in the industry and these new companies are the ones exploiting those trends now.
No one knows what a retail store of the future should look like. These companies are testing out revolutionary concepts that change how stores work. The winners will be enormously impactful.
The news about Rite-Aid’s shareholder dissatisfaction isn’t new; it’s been known since the deal was announced. The news about Albertsons’ management compensation has likewise been out there. So why call off the deal now?
Internet retailers now have enough data to charge different prices to different consumers based on what they know about each consumer. Is it legal? Is it moral? Is it happening? No one will own up to it.
The Outdoor Retail industry is conducting a contest this Sunday for the leading, women-led startups in the industry. These finalists in the contest are building business focused on what the outdoor retail industry is talking about now.
In an era where banning plastic straws is part of public discussion about protecting the environment, what should other brands take away from the announcement by Starbucks that it is doing away with single-use, plastic straws?
The shift to online shopping in grocery and health and beauty products will create enormous changes for consumer packaged goods brands. Companies that don’t prepare now for those changes are vulnerable.
There have been a lot of smart speakers sold. But what consumers want now is different than what smart speaker manufacturers are offering. Retailers and smart speaker makers are going to have to adapt to give consumers what they’re looking for.