Specialty Retail vs Amazon

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?


Specialty retailers might believe they’re superior fashion players, but they can’t ignore the apparel industry’s incoming Goliath. Amazon will soon dominate the $217 billion-dollar US apparel market. Upending fashion conventions is one thing. Volume and scale are another. Can specialty retailers survive Amazon’s rise in apparel? Sometime this year, Amazon will become the biggest apparel...

The Rise of Surveillance Commerce

Is it good for brands?


A good friend considers it amusing if bordering on disconcerting. He and his wife have been endlessly discussing the pros and cons of a color refresh to their brick Colonial. Coincidentally, or maybe not, he’s now seeing nothing but Benjamin Moore ads online. Has something, or someone, somewhere been listening? Or did he search Houzz...

What If Amazon Buys Target?

With the Whole Foods merger complete and Prime members receiving exclusive discounts as a part of the new Whole Foods loyalty program, the recent Amazon acquisition seems to be a success (at least for some). The seamless integration of these two seemingly opposite brands has many asking who is next on the Amazon’s shopping list....