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.
Melania Trumps jacket saying, “I really don’t care, do u?” has important implications for how consumer products are presented and sold today.
If Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks chairman, runs for president, how will Starbucks be affected? Will the age of personal attack politics affect the fortunes of the company he built and what will that mean for other executives that see a future for themselves in politics?
The common wisdom is that China will continue to grow and eventually stop being a source of cheap consumer products. But will that really happen? There’s a good argument to make that it won’t.