Category Archives: Retailers

Amazon brings Black Friday shopping to the UK with pop-op stores

Amazon is once again going from online-only to brick and mortar as it introduces the UK to Black Friday sales through “Home of Black Friday” pop-up stores. “E-commerce on its own is less special these days, I’d argue that we’ll see the death … Read More…

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Retail is Changing – That is for Sure.

Amazon announced a new Instant Pickup service today. This will be free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of Amazon’s fully staffed pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Calif., Columbus, … Read More…

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8 American Retailers to Watch During Back-to-school

Retail Dive outlines some retailers to watch for during the back-to-school season either because they are doing something new, something old that seems to be working or are in need of a win this year. Read the full details here. Image created by … Read More…

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Amazon Prime Day 2017

Retail Drive provides great insights into this year’s Amazon Prime Day. Their 5 takeaways are: Prime Day 2017 had fewer fails Targeted deals grew key categories, but grocery lagged Amazon killed the competition Amazon won the marketplace battle New members and Amazon products … Read More…

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Staples to be Acquired by Sycamore Partners for $6.9B

Full details here: http://news.staples.com/press-release/corporate/staples-inc-enters-definitive-agreement-be-acquired-sycamore-partners-1025-s

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Sears Hoping To Restructure

Sears Canada says it is seeking court protection from its creditors in order to restructure its business. When you are outside a market, you need to know what is happening in that same market. Let Odyssey Partners be your eyes, ears and voice … Read More…

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Will Showrooms be the Future of Retail?

Lara Ewen of RetailDrive shares her opinions and interviews industry leaders to provide some interesting predictions on the future of showrooms. “As customers change the way they shop, retail will also have to change, both to accommodate, but also to survive. “Showrooms are going to be a … Read More…

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AmazonFresh Drive-thru Stores Could be Amazon’s Next Move.

Amazon reportedly has plans to open 20 grocery stores in major U.S. cities over the next couple of years potentially with a buy online pickup via drive through format. Find the details here.

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Walmart Canada Shares How it’s Working to Stay Relevant in a Digital Age

Walmart Canada is testing things such as in-store scanners/phone apps, wider isles, lower shelves, walk-in fridges, and more strategic online a in-store product offerings to try stay relevant and compete with online shopping. Read the full details from The Globe and Mail article here.

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7 Retail Trends to Watch in 2017

Jason Ankeny from Retail Dive makes his prediction on trends that will disrupt and define retail in 2017. Get the full article here and read his insights on things such as retail rivalries, how malls will be changing, and the influence of technology.

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