New brands threaten to disrupt food industry

A new generation of brands – Movebutter, Brandless, Thrive Market and others – are threatening to upend the food business. Movebutter is a small online grocery store with 300 curated items catering to its customers’ tastes. Brandless appeals to Millennials and younger consumers who don’t hold any allegiance to large consumer brands. Thrive Market offers

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Macy’s windows wow holiday shoppers

Millions of locals and tourists walk past the windows of Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street and Herald Square as part of a Christmas season tradition. The theme of this year’s window display – “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together” – opened last week with a big bang that included a fireworks display. The windows

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Department stores’ woes go beyond Amazon

The problems that J.C.Penney, Macy’s and Sears have had in recent years has been blamed largely on the rise of online shopping alternatives — primarily Amazon.com. But the issues department stores have go beyond Amazon to include competition from off-price chains such as Marshalls and T.J. Maxx as well as specialty retailers including Sephora and Ulta. Making

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Blockchain: How Will it Impact Digital Marketing?

The marketing industry generates billions of dollars every year. After all, every company needs ads and various marketing strategies in order to reach their target consumers. Forrester, a leading market research company, even said that by 2021, digital marketing costs will reach $120 billion. Unfortunately, about half of ad traffic is created by bots. It’s

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Top of Mind – Book Interview

What do many successful businesses and leaders have in common? They’re the first names that come to mind when people think about their particular industries. How do you achieve this level of trust that influences people to think of you in the right way at the right time? In Top of Mind, John Hall show

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Walmart’s growth should concern Amazon

Walmart’s sales are growing at the fastest pace in eight years as it continues to rack up big gains in online sales. The retailer saw online revenues increase 50 percent in the third quarter and still managed to post improved earnings per share in the process.

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