Wanna Get Breakfast At Tiffany’s?
This week, Tiffany’s opened its Blue Box Cafe at its Fifth Avenue flagship store. It’s both a sign of the times and a signal of the retailer’s savviness. The company is getting close to its second century and, setting its cultural icon status aside, you don’t survive for 180 years without being able to read the tea […]
Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Who Wins 2017?
With two of the biggest retail days less than a month out, I wanted to explore the background and evolution of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As these shopping holidays are competing to be the biggest day, I am curious to see how retailers are adjusting their strategies and most importantly, who will arise the […]
3 Eras in the Evolution of Brick-and-Mortar Retail to a Digital Future With a Happy Ending
Recently, The New York Times asked if retail was at a historic tipping point. It’s a question that’s been asked by others – I’ve seen similar pieces in The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. There’s a reason for these articles: traditional brick-and-mortar retail is in trouble. Hemorrhaging jobs. Closing stores. Chapter 11s. This is a time […]
Three Retail Brands That Should Inspire the Toys R Us Turnaround
Last week, Toys R Us secured its bankruptcy financing and gets another at bat. But having declared bankruptcy right before the ever-important holiday season, the brand will have a tough battle with Amazon for share of wallet. That said, if the retailer is going to survive, it will need to take a longer-term approach, capitalize […]
Holiday Shopping Trends: 6 Stats Brands Need to Know
E-commerce has been, and will continue to be, a major disruptor for the retail industry. This upcoming holiday season, brands can expect consumers to spend more of their shopping budget online – but for the role of the physical store to remain a crucial part of the holiday shopping journey. Here are 6 statistics about […]