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4 Takeaways From Shoptalk 2019

8,400 of retail’s senior leaders converged on Las Vegas to attend this year’s Shoptalk. The conference showcased 286 speakers, 100+ sessions, and powerful keynotes from CEOs of Pinterest, Lowes, Dollar Shave Club, and Nordstrom to name a few. The content from the conference covered the


Kroger Just Can’t Catch A Break

Kroger’s stock took a plunge amid results that missed Wall Street expectations for revenues and earnings as well as a more pessimistic forecast on fiscal 2019 earnings. This comes on the heels of speculation that Amazon will be opening up non-Whole Foods branded grocery stores,


Less Direct: Where DTC Goes Next

The evolution of the direct-to-consumer brand is a fascinating story of one that is simultaneously causing and grappling with disruption.  The brands have brought a wellspring of experimentation to retail and have caused retailers to re-evaluate everything from KPI’s (customer acquisition costs) to store strategy