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Is Artificial Intelligence the Key to Retail Survival?

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales, Technology

In light of the sea change in the current retail landscape, which was punctuated by the recent acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon, retailers today are forced to ask themselves: How will we combat disruption in our industry by giants like Amazon and its few peers? To what extent should we migrate to mobile shopping… Continue Reading

Amazon & Wal-Mart: Pinky and The Brain of Retail

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales

In the opening montage of the American animated series, Pinky and The Brain, Pinky asks his best friend, The Brain: “What do you want to do tonight?” To which The Brain replies: “The same thing we do every night; try to take over the world!” Doug McMillon (CEO of Wal-Mart) and Jeff Bezos (CEO of… Continue Reading

How Grocery Stores Are Starting to Cash in on the Blue Apron Trend

Posted in Retail

The Rise of the Gourmet Home Chef Boxed meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Plated have steadily risen in popularity since they entered the market in 2012. Meal kit delivery services offer consumers a no-hassle way to cook meals at home, without having to find recipes, plan meals, or go grocery shopping. Instead, each… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Faces Unique Form of NIMBY-ism in One Boston Neighborhood

Posted in Municipalities, Real Estate

NIMBY-ism is nothing new for developers, retail and otherwise, who see their best-laid plans assailed by those averse to such “Not In My Back Yard” staples as traffic, density, building height and (often unspoken) poorer newcomers. In the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (“JP”), however, Texas-based organic grocer Whole Foods faced NIMBY-ism of a unique… Continue Reading