Trends: Retail

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Weekly Recap – April 19, 2019

Sit & Slurp 7-Eleven is upgrading its menu and inviting consumers to dine-in. Convenience-store brand 7-Eleven is testing a café concept at select Dallas stores featuring an upgraded food and beve … Read more

Weekly Recap – April 12, 2019

Streaming Fans Consumers prefer to stream music rather than buy vinyl and CDs. Vinyl may be making a comeback, but its popularity is dwarfed by streaming platforms, according to the Recording Industry … Read more

Weekly Recap – March 29, 2019

Brick & Mobile Most shoppers don’t check out before opening an app. In a recent study, Yes Marketing learned that 57% of consumers consult retailers’ mobile apps while shopping inside stores. Apps … Read more

Weekly Recap – March 22, 2019

Cooler Ads Walgreens’ cooler doors target shoppers with personalized ads. Walgreens is adding a personal touch to its cooler doors with smart tech that triggers specific ads based on consumers’ age, g … Read more

Weekly Recap – March 1, 2019

Challenged Competitors and consumers scrutinize Chevy spot. Consumer skepticism toward marketing is increasing, and Chevy’s recent ad debacle isn’t helping. The car company recently pulled its latest … Read more

“Sparking Joy” has sparked a consumer lifestyle revolution.

“Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time,” explains Marie Kondo, author of the life-changing book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. If you haven’t read the boo … Read more

Weekly Recap – February 8, 2019

Cash Out Paying in cash is on the decline, at least for affluent consumers. Fewer Americans overall are paying with cash, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. In a typical week, 29% of th … Read more

Weekly Recap – January 25, 2019

Dr. Who? Patients may use Amazon AI for insight on healthcare. Amazon is advancing further into healthcare services with Comprehend Medical, an artificial intelligence service that processes data from … Read more

Weekly Recap – January 18, 2019

You Do You Just move it. Research suggests that a mere 20% of Americans are meeting federally recommended guidelines for physical activity, amounting to $117 billion in annual healthcare costs (NPR.or … Read more

Astrology and advertising: Do the stars affect consumer spending?

I pay attention to astrology about as much as the next person. I read my horoscope a few times a month. I own a necklace with the constellation of my sign, Aquarius. And I take the occasional astrolog … Read more

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