Old Navy’s Stunning New Plans

Brand’s Success in the Retail Apocalypse Leads to Huge Expansion. While the last few years, and 2019 in particular, have been a disastrous time for physical retail stores, Old Navy has been one of the biggest bright spots. The company has been in a period of strong growth, opening 145 stores between 2016 and 2018. In February, the brand announced they would be splitting from their parent company Gap, Inc., creating two publicly-traded companies and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Category Management Association and Shopper Insights Management Association form new Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals, name first President. September 16th, 2019, Bloomington, MN Leading both the Category Management Association (CMA) and the Shopper Insights Management Association (SIMA), a new organization has been formed called the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals (ARCP). The new overarching organization has named Mike McMahon as its first President. He will be responsible for building out

Preparing for the Future of Retail

5 Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss the 2020 Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference. The Category Management and Shopper Insights Conference is coming to Dallas, Texas February 23-26. Now in its 15th year, the Conference is a highly-focused, non-competitive opportunity to gather new insights, share best practices, hear from leading solution providers and build your network of resources. Whether you’ve been to the show every year, or you’ve never attended before, this year will
Target and Disney Partnership is the Convergence of Growing Trends. Last week, Target announced they would be partnering with Disney to bring 25 Disney Stores into select Target locations starting in October. 40 more locations will follow by October of 2020. The new partnership is the convergence of two sweeping trends in retail: brand experience stores-within-stores, and a focus on fun, thematic attractions in the retail environment. With the rising threat of eCommerce, retailers are
With Thanksgiving just three months away, CPGs and retailers are transitioning from the back to school blitz to the 2019 holiday season. The 2018 holidays were quite healthy, with total retail spending up 5.4% to the tune of $998.32 billion. Early projections estimated 2019 holiday numbers to surpass the $1 trillion mark, but analysts have become increasingly bearish as several factors weigh on the economy. Let’s take a look now at 5 reasons why retailers