Cities and larger towns are often known for their shopping choices. Why not colleges and their towns too? It was recently argued that companies like Target or Trader Joe's are actually chasing the college student by building on or near college campuses. They are the future of shopping after all, right? This may be a … Continue reading Shopping Malls: Coming To A College Near You?
Dollar stores saw their biggest boom during the most recent recession. People wanted to save money, and they helped them do exactly that. The local dollar store is a great way to find what you want at prices few can beat. So, why are they so bad? The argument is that they are killing traditional … Continue reading The Dollar Store VS Traditional Grocers: The Good and Bad
How many of you will shop and let stuff sit in your online cart before making a final decision? I know I do. Now there is a program that will tell companies about the likelihood of whether you will keep or return. It is over 80% accurate, actually. The AI considers a lot of criteria … Continue reading AI That Tells Online Retailers Whether You Will Keep Or Return Products
Stopping at the local gas station is no longer as convenient as it once was. In a world of delivery, is it really surprising they would do it too? One of the best known convenience stores around the US, 7-11, now has a delivery service, 7NOW. If you want a large slurpee while at the … Continue reading Convenience Stores Are Not Convenient Enough
A grocery store in Vancouver, BC recently rolled out a collection of plastic bags meant to shame shoppers into using reusable bags, and failed miserably. Their lineup of 3 bags are now sought after by those who love the humor behind it. While the grocer may be disappointed the shaming did not work, there is … Continue reading Grocer’s Plastic Bag Shaming Backfires
Do you work for Amazon, but want to leave the company? They may pay you $10k plus 3 months gross income if you leave. There is just one thing they need you to do: start your own delivery business to deliver their products. It is not often we hear of companies paying their employees to … Continue reading Amazon Paying Employees to Quit?! There is a Catch…
While the UK recently had their own store go cashless on a trial basis (article here), Amazon Go has been making it's own strides in business. Their cashless shops are accepting cash. Most of the world has gone cash-free, and they are also looking for the fastest way to shop. In a few places, now … Continue reading Amazon Go Not-So-Cashless Shopping