Shop Talk

One-Click Checkout Gets Wheels With Company’s Fast Pivot
One-Click Checkout Gets Wheels With Company’s Fast Pivot
September 16, 2020  |  Retail

Talk about reinventing the wheel. Meet Shark Wheel, a company that has literally invented a wheel that’s not round and added some innovation to the...

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Nationwide Insurance Chief Economist Encourages Conditional Retail Forecasts
Nationwide Insurance Chief Economist Encourages Conditional Retail Forecasts
June 29, 2020  |  Retail

Retailers looking for the shape of an economic recovery have had several letters to choose from. There’s the “hoped for” V-shaped recovery that heralds a...

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Women’s Luxury Watch Retailer Embarks On A Digital Adventure
Women’s Luxury Watch Retailer Embarks On A Digital Adventure
June 25, 2020  |  Retail

Technically speaking, Abingdon Mullin is the CEO of a company that sells watches crafted for women. But realistically, she sells adventure with every one of her aviator...

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Target CEO Says Flexibility Is Key To Digital Shift
Target CEO Says Flexibility Is Key To Digital Shift
June 19, 2020  |  Retail

In October 2017, then relatively new Target CEO Brian Cornell announced a decision that even by his own estimation caused some head-scratching. In spite of...

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Kroger’s Digital 3.0 Shift Boosts Its First-Quarter Earnings
Kroger’s Digital 3.0 Shift Boosts Its First-Quarter Earnings
June 18, 2020  |  Retail

Kroger posted a monster first quarter on both sides of the aisle Thursday (June 18) as consumers showed they will visit grocery stores with the...

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Saving Main Street: Cambridge Group Addresses Hard Times
Saving Main Street: Cambridge Group Addresses Hard Times
June 12, 2020  |  Retail

Michael Kanter and his wife and have owned and operated Cambridge Naturals near Harvard Square since 1974. That’s 46 years of retailing before the challenge of...

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Installation Network Aims To Remove Assembly Headaches For eCommerce Buyers
Installation Network Aims To Remove Assembly Headaches For eCommerce Buyers
June 11, 2020  |  Retail

The pandemic-driven digital shift means that eCommerce buyers will need some help assembling their purchases. A company called Buy It Installed, which launched in 2012,...

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Retail ‘Armageddon’ Predictions Spur Alternative Scenarios
Retail ‘Armageddon’ Predictions Spur Alternative Scenarios
June 10, 2020  |  Retail

As retail reopens and starts to spur some optimism for the future, a dark number appeared on the scene on Tuesday (June 10). Coresight released...

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Lumen Aims To Boost Weight Loss Through Metabolism Measurements
Lumen Aims To Boost Weight Loss Through Metabolism Measurements
June 09, 2020  |  Retail

This year, about 45 million Americans will go on some kind of weight loss diet, and they’ll spend $33 billion doing it. However, very few...

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