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Retail Innovations 12

Retail Innovations 12 is here!

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Neil Stern shares his retail predictions

Neil Stern shares his retail predictions and assesses the environment of innovation…  [Read his predictions]

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BRANDS GOING RETAIL –  Accelerating Growth through Consumer-Direct Channels

Ebeltoft Group´s 2016 Brands Going Retail report studies the global trend of brands opening owned retail stores, underpinning their commitment to establish critical direct relationships with the end consumer.

The latest Ebeltoft Group report outlines the key insights and recommendations for Going Retail, while analyzing the trend across the globe:

  • Define the role of the direct-to-consumer channel within the overall strategy
  • Actively manage the direct-to-consumer channels with existing channels to optimize growth and profitability
  • Develop direct-to-consumer competencies
  • Make it an experience and make it outstanding
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Starbucks Forced To Continue Operating Teavana (For Now)

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

In July, I wrote about Starbucks announcement that they were shuttering all 379 Teavana units by the end of 2018. The roots of that story were more firmly centered on Starbucks dubious success in acquiring [...]

Patagonia Gets Political: A New Era of Retail Activism?

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The year seems to be ending as the year began: with retailers wading (intentionally or unintentionally) into the political fray. Earlier in the year, Nordstrom incurred the administration’s ire by dropping Ivanka Trump’s shoe line, [...]

Will Santa Deliver Relief in Retail?

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The holiday season has kicked into high gear this week, and retailers are looking for Santa to deliver some much-needed relief following a tumultuous year. Their holiday wish? That surging consumer confidence and low unemployment [...]

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