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Amazon And Walmart: Buying Their Way Into The Luxury Market

Recent big acquisition news from Walmart and Amazon, ranked #1 and #3 in the Forbes list of the world’s largest retailers, confirmed rumors circulating since at least April that Walmart had its eye on online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos and Amazon was flirting with the idea of buying high-end grocer Whole Foods. While the deals differ markedly […]

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MediaPost Q&A: To Beat Amazon, Stores Go Whole-Hog Analog

Despite the epidemic of omnichannel initiatives, it’s been a bleak few months for retailers. While the millions that mainstream retailers have poured into e-commerce are being rewarded with double-digit gains, they’re still miles behind Amazon. And instead of looking like a bell curve, where chains like Macy’s and JC Penney once dominated, retail now looks […]

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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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How Will HENRYs Shop in 2016? What Luxury Brands Will Ultra-Affluents Favor?

You Are Invited to Sponsor a New Study of Affluents and their Shopping Preferences & High-End Purchases What are the trends will impact the shopping behavior of affluents in 2016? How will those trends affect your company’s growth prospects this year? What challenges will you face at retail this year? What opportunities can help you […]

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Blue Nile: Internet Disruptor Makes the Virtual, Real

Founded in 1999, Blue Nile set out to disrupt the way people buy diamonds, with a special focus on the engagement ring bridal market, skimming the cream off of traditional jewelry stores’ business. The idea of selling engagement rings online grew directly from founder Mark Vadon’s personal experience trying to buy an engagement ring.  After […]