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The new question for retailers: ‘Are you tracking?’

The new question for retailers: ‘Are you tracking?’

Product transparency is fast-becoming an industry standard — across virtually every channel. This visibility throughout the supply chain supports consumer preferences for locally sourced and/or ethically produced product, and allows manufacturers and distributors to proactively update progression and status as well as minimize disruption and mitigate customer risk. As it relates to transparency across the

The prevalence of “Do It Yourself” health care

The prevalence of “Do It Yourself” health care

At the same time mindsets have shifted toward taking care of one’s personal health and wellness, the natural space has expanded and a variety of purported “better for you” and “free from” products have emerged in food, health, beauty, wellness and other lifestyle categories. As this trend toward self-care becomes a focus of more consumers,

Innovators drive expansion of health categories

Innovators drive expansion of health categories

New categories can develop when product innovation meets a consumer’s unmet need in a way that no existing category has provided. Retailers that adopt a new category or subcategory early can gain an edge over their competitors. Emerging retail categories disrupt and change the retail market. There are innovative retail categories that include virtual reality

How to respond to industry consolidation

How to respond to industry consolidation

The aftermath of mergers and acquisitions or other industry “disruptions” can be unsettling, to say the least. The dust is often kicked up, and the traditional foundation feels shaky at best. A June 2014 article by McKinsey & Co., “How U.S. health care companies can thrive amid disruption,” states that the volume of M&A deal

Health information now captured by what you wear

Health information now captured by what you wear

Putting patients increasingly in control of their well-being and health care outcomes has truly come of age. It is through technology that the ability to automatically monitor, track and report a health condition has become attainable, and this is another positive step toward equipping consumers to be in charge of their health. This technology will