This Week in Retail Marketing Innovation - April 22, 2019

This Week in Retail Marketing Innovation - April 22, 2019

As retailers continue to evolve to adhere to customers shopping preferences, they are shifting their focus from static large store footprints to smaller convenient experiential storefronts.

Read this post to learn:

  • How Ikea is disrupting itself by opening it’s first urban ‘planning studio’.

  • How Pier 1 plans on getting back on track in the face of 145 potential store closures.

  • How Kohl’s and Aldi are ushering in a new era of retail partnerships.

This Week in Retail Marketing Innovation - May 21st, 2018

Mobile commerce heats up with AR in Facebook Messenger and shoppable Instagram, but Walmart pulls a major in-store mobile initiative citing frictions in adoption. Trucking prices are spiking because of driver shortage, increasing costs. And loyalty programs are front and center, while overall there is a lot of positive news from Macy’s, Lowes, Kohl’s, Walmart and others.

Why Retailers Are Acquiring Companies At a Breakneck Pace (INFOGRAPHIC)

Retail technology is hot.  The entire industry is reinventing itself centered around technology to facilitate organizational transformation.   If you've been reading along, you may have been thinking as I have, "why are retailers acquiring these technology companies versus choosing to license their technology?"  It's a good question and it comes down to people and organizations.