June 20, 2018
The global retail packaged food market is showing steady value growth in constant terms. At the same time, consumers are becoming more cautious, savvy and skeptical. Not only is it easy to check reviews of food products online, but there is a growing health and environmental awareness surrounding food and food production. Likewise, people are […]
June 19, 2018
The global food and beverage industry is in the midst of some radical changes with the potential to dramatically transform what people eat and drink and the manner in which they do so. Two powerful disruptive forces are increasingly weaving their way through the industry and predominately [undergirding] driving these changes: the rise of digital […]
June 19, 2018
There is little doubt that hosting a mega-event such as a World Cup leads to a spike in sales and activity across many industries. Travel and retail are likely to be the most immediate benefactors in Russia from such an influx of football fans within such a concentrated window of time.  From a conservative standpoint […]
June 7, 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Canadian Grocer. Thanks to technological, economic, and cultural shifts in Canada, North America, and the world, the retail environment is rapidly changing.  Euromonitor International has identified the eight most influential megatrends affecting consumer goods and services worldwide to help businesses understand and respond proactively.  One […]
June 4, 2018
I had the opportunity to attend the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE Conference from 29-30 May, where the importance of the evolving customer journey, personalization, and retail experience were the major topics of discussion across speakers. The evolving customer journey: research and voice The customer journey has changed significantly over the last five years thanks […]
May 28, 2018
The annual Seamless Asia conference was held in Singapore in May 2018. The conference focused on three key themes: Omnichannel retail strategy is here to stay but retailers need to focus on store aesthetics and personnel Technology is continuously evolving and translating into a richer digital commerce experience The digital payments landscape is at the […]
May 26, 2018
A tecnologia é um dos principais drivers de megatendências conduzindo o comportamento do consumidor globalmente. Ela permeia todas as indústrias e determina a forma como as empresas podem atender à demanda cada vez maior dos consumidores por conveniência e simplicidade. Uma das indústrias em que fica mais evidente a influência direta da tecnologia é a […]
May 23, 2018
A omnicanalidade já é uma realidade indiscutível no varejo. De tão unânime, os varejistas já buscam entender o próximo passo além dela. Nos dias 14 e 15 de maio, o evento VTEX DAY, realizado em São Paulo, se propôs a discutir o futuro do casamento entre os mundos digital e físico e, sobretudo, a forma […]

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