Monthly Archives: September 2018


Millennials: Separating Fact from Fiction

2019-02-15T16:27:42+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|

 Category managers need to understand Millennials— who they are, what they buy, how they shop and much more. Why? Millennials are now the largest generation and the largest segment of the workforce. They spend hundreds of billions […]

What Makes Loyalty Programs Click

2019-02-15T16:27:43+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|


The first thing to remember about loyalty programs is why they exist. The intent is to reward your biggest customers—the 20% that account for 80% of your sales. The goal is to keep your core customers coming back and adding to this coveted base of marketers used […]

Whole Foods: One Year after Amazon

2019-02-15T16:27:43+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|

Remember the excitement when Amazon acquired Whole Foods a year ago? There were huge expectations. So what’s happened so far?

First, to understand where Whole Foods is today, we need to remember that Whole Foods had been struggling […]

The Impact of Tariffs on Consumers and Retailers

2019-02-15T16:27:43+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|

Tariffs are meant to protect American businesses, but tariffs can force businesses and consumers to pay more for imported products. Industries affected by tariffs can respond by absorbing the extra cost, increasing prices or even moving production to other countries.

It started with a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% […]