On the surface, e-commerce is a straightforward idea. If traditional retail is when you buy a good or service from a store, e-commerce is when you buy a good or service on the internet. Underneath the surface is where things get complicated. This article looks to further define e-commerce, with an eye towards the business… Continue reading
Dollar General, one of the few major bright spots in all of retail, is looking to move up the wheel of retail. Earliest this week it announced popshelf, a new adjacent store offering targeted at middle income households. From the Wall Street Journal The company plans to open a new brand of stores called Popshelf… Continue reading
Earlier this month, in a move that harks of fascism, President Donald Trump decreed that TikTok, the Chinese based social application popular with teens, must sell off its U.S. operations. TikTok, which allows users to create and share short videos, boasts over 100 million monthly users and is largely viewed as Facebook’s biggest competitor. Initially,… Continue reading
Since its formulation, the wheel of retail has helped explain the evolution of retailers. Here’s why Dollar General may be different.
Retailers not manufacturers control retail pricing. This wasn’t always the case. Learn how politics informed commerce and ultimately enabled Walmart.
A holy grail of consumer goods companies is brand licensing revenue. Kraft-Heinz recently announced it was entering the fray. Success isn’t always easy as it may seem.
Unilever CEO Alan Jope outlined a vision for an agile supply chain–one that replaces centralized scenario planning with on-the-ground insights. Here’s what that means.
Walmart’s deep pockets and omnichannel investments have the company well positioned in a post COVID-19 world. What does it mean for the rest of retail?
In the age of coronavirus, American consumer product companies, like General Mills, are working overtime to ensure that people stay fed in an era of self-containment. It has been almost two weeks since President Trump declared a national emergency, and numerous states followed with “safer-at-home” orders. In a matter of days, Americans went from eating… Continue reading
How the private equity model drove one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies into a corner.