Category Archives: Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional

This sub-category encompasses retail institutions by ownership type, retail institutions by store-based strategy mix, and Web, nonstore-based, and other nontraditional forms of retailing.

Online Grocery Shopping by Age and Location

Online grocery shopping is still in infancy; but it is consistently growing — especially with the same-day delivery services expanding rapidly. According to  Monica Melton, writing for eMarketer: “With Amazon, Walmart, and other big players jockeying for a position in … Continue reading

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IKEA’s New Ads: Assembling Furniture Should Be Easy

IKEA is a very smart marketer. In its latest print advertising campaign, it is focusing on how easy it should be to assemble DYI furniture — with a clever nod to the simplicity of assembling IKEA’s furniture. As reported by … Continue reading

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McDonald’s: Selling Lobster Rolls in Maine

McDonald’s is constantly striving to improve itself and to be more distinctive both in the United States and internationally. See, for example, “McDonald’s Shifting Gears”. Here’s an example, as reported by Chris Snyder for Business Insider: “When you think of … Continue reading

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How Good Is the Customer Experience YOU Offer?

For many consumers, the shopping experience is as important as — or more important than — prices in influencing their purchase behavior. And with today’s extensive amount of competition, consumer patience is at an all-time low. Melissa Global Intelligence is … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things in Retail: Engaging the Connected Customer

The International Institute for Analytics has published a good white paper on the Internet of Things — IoT in Retail: Engaging the Connected Customer: “How do you make your brick-and-mortar stores as smart as your Web site – so when customers walk … Continue reading

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U.S. E-Commerce Projections Through 2021

What’s ahead into the next decade for U.S. retail E-commerce — by product category? Recent research by eMarketer provides the answer.    

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2017: The Leading 100 U.S. Retailers

Each year, Stores publishes a list of the leading U.S. Retailers. The 2017 report is now available: “Welcome to [our] Top 100 Retailers issue. This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according … Continue reading

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