15 Mar, 2017

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy – another sporting goods retailer bites the dust

 -sporting goods - future of the retail store

In the words of Queen, “another one bites the dust.” Gander Mountain is the most recent sporting goods retailer to file for bankruptcy. They follow a string of failures including MC Sports, who filed in February this year. “Despite aggressive actions to improve the efficiency of the company’s retail...

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15 Feb, 2017

No rest for Retailers – Presidents’ Day Sales next

 -Presidents' Day 2017

There’s no rest for retailers post-Valentine’s day. Presidents’ Day is less than one week away and is yet another opportunity for businesses of all sizes to use the holiday for creative marketing. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated annually on the 3rd Monday in February. Initially established in...

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13 Feb, 2017

L’Oréal’s digital transformation to be amped up in 2017

 -L’Oréal - blog digital retail

L’Oréal provided a corporate update to its stakeholders last week, many were focused on the future of The Body Shop. L’Oréal’s chairman and boss confirmed over the weekend that they would be selling the skin care company. Celebrating a record margin for 2016, their reinvigorated digital efforts of 2016...

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18 Oct, 2016

IBM Retail Event Recap!

September was a busy month for the IBM Retail team. I had the opportunity to join the team in Dallas for the Digital Retail Transformation Assembly on September 20th and 21st, followed by unique event on the 22nd hosted at Turnstyle — a new shopping concept located in the subway...

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