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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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Lidl Takes a Strategic Pause

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As Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.  I’m reminded of this quote as news leaks out about Lidl’s slowing growth plans as well as the potential [...]

Talk a Bao an Experience

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Technology first, restaurant second, was the basis of the original concept known as Eatsa, the fully automated restaurant that pioneered a seamless ordering experience by delivering tremendous speed and delivery of food into a touchscreen [...]

Starbucks Forced To Continue Operating Teavana (For Now)

December 6th, 2017|1 Comment

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 [...]

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