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Why Marketing Your Product is More Important Than The Product Itself

With roughly $4.8 trillion in retail e-commerce sales projected globally by 2021, it would appear that there is ample opportunity for e-commerce businesses to excel. However, nearly 8 out of 10 online stores fail within the first 24 months, often due to problems concerning subpar branding and an excessive emphasis on the product itself rather than marketing the product.

Are ‘live, work, shop, play’ environments a big part of retail’s future?

According to a new study on mixed-use developments from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), 78 percent of U.S. adults would consider residing in “live, work, shop, play” environments that have a variety of housing, workplaces, dining and recreational outlets for entertainment all within close proximity to one another.

Retail shippers raising supplier delivery standards

Walmart’s recent announcement of new tighter delivery standards for suppliers, starting in May, signals how retailers are ramping up the pressure on suppliers to provide cargo just in time to hit store shelves.

Retail shippers raising supplier delivery standards

Walmart’s recent announcement of new tighter delivery standards for suppliers, starting in May, signals how retailers are ramping up the pressure on suppliers to provide cargo just in time to hit store shelves.

How brands can adapt to the changing in-store model

Retail is in the midst of a stressful transformation that’s producing plenty of collateral damage. As customers’ shopping habits evolve and brands rush to meet them, the end-game for physical stores is taking shape. Stores have suffered — there’s no need to belabor the point. Declines in foot traffic and the convenience of e-commerce have […]

UNFI to acquire SUPERVALU

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), Providence, R.I., announced plans to acquire SUPERVALU INC., Minneapolis, for approximately $2.9 billion. The transaction will greatly expand UNFI’s customer base and exposure across channels, including those where demand for “better for you” products is increasing.

The Retail Real Estate Glut Is Getting Worse

The fall of the Toys “R” Us chain, with more than 700 U.S. stores, shows how much retail real estate has changed in just the last decade. When KKR & Co., Bain Capital, and Vornado Realty Trust took over the company in 2005, the buyers justified the $7.5 billion price, in part, because of the […]