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Amazon Furnishing American Home

Amazon’s Next Big Play: Furnishing American Homes

As consumers progress through life stages, each stage presents predictable triggers for consumer purchases in specific categories. Now that the 92-million strong millennial generation is finally starting to grow up, marketers targeting young adults are getting ready for a killing. Born from 1980-2000, the leading-edge millennials are turning 37 this year and while they have […]

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Millennials And Wine: How To Attract The Next Generation To Your Juice

Millennials are on the cusp of becoming the greatest wine drinking generation in history.  But to date, they have been slow to migrate toward higher-priced wines. To help premium wine brands reach their potential with the younger generation, I reached out to Rob McMillan, EVP and Founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, to talk about […]

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Why HENRY Loves DAVID, and It’s Sure to Be a Long-Term Romance

An interesting piece of research recently crossed my desk from business development firm Marvin Traub Associates. Entitled “The ‘New Davids’” the report examines cutting-edge e-commerce-driven businesses that are challenging traditional retail.  Who exactly are The ‘New Davids?’: As I studied the extensive list of 200 ‘New Davids’ brands, I realized these are all companies that […]

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Why Millennials Are Abandoning Grocery Stores in Favor of Special Food Shopping Experiences

This week an article in The Atlantic by Senior Editor Derek Thompson addressed the question: Why Do Millennials Hate Groceries? The article caught my attention because it picks up on a trend that I wrote about in my latest book, Shops that POP!, released earlier this year. According to Thompson, “Today’s shoppers are going out to restaurants more often. But […]

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Luxury Brands: Tell New Stories for Your Most Profitable Customers

Brands need new stories to tell that connect with the next generation’s values and mindset In a recent Adweek article about five trends shaping the future of retail, Christopher Brace, CEO at Syntegrate Consulting, made it crystal clear: Brands need to tell new stories to capture the next generation customers.  On the need for effective story […]

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