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How America Shops

Health: An opportunity for everyone

Health: An opportunity for everyone

If ever there was a topic on everyone’s mind these days it is health. No, don’t panic: I’m not referring to all the vitriol coming out of Washington around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (although clearly that’s one reason). What I am talking about is how, in this retail environment, where growth is

Where did the chain drug store shopper go?

Where did the chain drug store shopper go?

If you do business in the drug channel, the question of what happened to drug store traffic over the last few months is one I’m sure you’ve been seriously puzzling over. That and several others: Was it an aberration? When will traffic return? Will it return? Why did it happen? And, oh yes, how should

Omnichannel: Revolution, evolution, solution

Omnichannel: Revolution, evolution, solution

When Target announced its first quarter 2015 results earlier this year, it was clear how quickly the world had changed. Chief executive officer Brian Cornell said, “We’re encouraged to see early progress on our strategic priorities, including strong sales growth in apparel, home and beauty, nearly 40% growth in digital sales, and positive traffic in

Population shakeup reshapes health care retailing

Population shakeup reshapes health care retailing

For longer than most of us can remember, the success of U.S. business has been driven by the homogeneity of the population — either how it looked (mainly Caucasian) or what it wanted (similar aspirations). However, as we look ahead, that will not be the future. Not so long ago, the United States was predominantly a