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Retailer Teardown & Takeaways: Trader Joe’s

Retailer Teardown & Takeaways: Trader Joe’s

All brands should be paying attention to Trader Joe’s, which is why this week’s post breaks down the – what, how, and why, along with the takeaways to apply to your business or brand. 

Inclusivity: The New Exclusive of Retail

Inclusivity: The New Exclusive of Retail

Inclusivity is more than a mere buzzword – it’s a movement, and we’re seeing it lead to huge sales results everywhere at retail. But what exactly is it, why is it affecting retail, and how can you capitalize on it?

The Bon-Ton's Bankruptcy: An Employee's Perspective

The Bon-Ton's Bankruptcy: An Employee's Perspective

After years of rumors, weeks of speculation, and a few final days of chaos - The Bon-Ton is liquidating the entirety of its 256 stores. Since the company's fate has been determined, I recently asked a remaining employee, and good friend, if they would share their thoughts on the bankruptcy, specifically how The Bon-Ton got to this point, what this whole experience has meant to them, and reflect upon what they feel could have been done to avoid this this terrible fate.

Talkin' Shop: Miki Utnehmer & The Big Bad "S" Word

Talkin' Shop: Miki Utnehmer & The Big Bad "S" Word

In this week's Insights we are "Talkin' Shop" with Miki Utnehmer. Miki is an experienced retail product manager but more recently a graduate of a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. We discuss what sustainability means in retail, who is getting it right, the future of sustainability, and how you can get started.      

Talkin' Shop: Kelly Mutsch & Retail's Necessary Paradigm Shift

Talkin' Shop: Kelly Mutsch & Retail's Necessary Paradigm Shift

In this week’s Insights I'm "talkin' shop" with Kelly Mutsch, Chief Creative Officer at Ontal. Kelly has over 10 years of experience in retail and wholesale and offers a unique outlook on today’s retail landscape and the paradigm shift that traditional retailers have to make if they want to compete. 

NYFW: A Call For Community

NYFW: A Call For Community

During NYFW designers strive to set themselves apart, but every so often there is a message found during fashion week that transcends a single designer or trend and communicates a unifying theme impacting the entire fashion community.  Did you notice NYFW’s message this season?

Retail Predictions

Retail Predictions

Retail is a dynamic industry with changes occurring daily so it can be hard to keep up. To help you out, we’ve identified a few key trends that we see leaving big impressions and even bigger opportunities for retail in 2018. 

NYFW REVIEW: GET BEHIND THE TREND CURVE

NYFW REVIEW: GET BEHIND THE TREND CURVE

There are always shocking headlines coming out of New York Fashion Week but this year something even more exciting was happening. It was the body inclusive models walking; curvy, pregnant, transgender, and athletic shapes strutting down the runways. So how are you going to capitalize on this trend?