Tag Archives: Retail

What’s the recipe for de-stressing entrepreneurs?

What health advice would you give to retail entrepreneurs under constant pressure? Have you dealt with such pressures yourself during your career? If so, what did you learn from the experience? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : It depends on whether the competition can get creative with their offers. Perhaps … Continue reading What’s the recipe for de-stressing entrepreneurs?

Did Amazon just ‘turn up the heat’ on rivals with its Prime Day announcement?

Will Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 further weaken some of its retail competitors? Do you think larger retailers such as Target, Walmart and Best Buy have benefitted or been hurt by past Prime Day events? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : It depends on whether the competition can get creative with … Continue reading Did Amazon just ‘turn up the heat’ on rivals with its Prime Day announcement?

Can GameStop reboot itself?

Are the comparisons between GameStop and chains like Blockbuster justified? Do you see a path for GameStop to reinvent itself and participate in the digital economy? What lessons can GameStop take from past categories that have undergone digital disruption? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : It may be too late … Continue reading Can GameStop reboot itself?

Has Barnes & Noble found its savior(s)?

Would Barnes & Noble under the ownership of either Elliott or Readerlink be more likely to succeed than under current management? What changes would you expect new management to make at Barnes & Noble? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : I believe Lenny Riggio when he says he believes the … Continue reading Has Barnes & Noble found its savior(s)?

Nestle, Kellogg’s and others dump their DSD routes

How would you rate the pros and cons of DSD (direct store delivery) for vendors as well as for stores? Could DSD still work if modernized? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : Unfortunately, the search for areas in the supply chain to cut has led to the decision to end … Continue reading Nestle, Kellogg’s and others dump their DSD routes

Walmart debuts store-to-fridge fresh food delivery service

What do you think of the potential of Walmart’s InHome Delivery service? Do you see it giving Walmart an advantage over Amazon in their competition for the grocery home delivery market? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : In addition to all the other comments regarding obstacles to this service, what … Continue reading Walmart debuts store-to-fridge fresh food delivery service

Will delivering online orders seven days a week further transform retail ops?

Will seven-day residential delivery significantly raise the bar on same-day, next-day or other delivery expectations? What challenges will expanded delivery place on store operations and logistics? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : Smart move as USPS is already delivering on weekends. I am surprised that it has taken them this … Continue reading Will delivering online orders seven days a week further transform retail ops?

Target turns to advertising opportunities as its core retail business thrives

Will owning advertising businesses become a major competitive advantage for large retailers such as Amazon, Target and Walmart? Comparatively, how appealing will grocers, dollar stores and retailers in other channels be to advertisers? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : This is a natural progression for retailers, because of how Amazon … Continue reading Target turns to advertising opportunities as its core retail business thrives

Kroger launches accelerator fund

How do you see Kroger potentially benefiting from the formation of PearlRock Partners? Might the initiative cause conflicts with Kroger’s existing CPG trade partners? For up-and-coming food brands, is Kroger’s analytics and shelf space more appealing than partnering with a larger CPG conglomerate? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : This … Continue reading Kroger launches accelerator fund

Study says Whole Foods is the priciest grocer of them all

How long before Whole Foods customers call a figurative BS on its repeated price cut claims? Should Whole Foods continue to try to escape its “Whole Paycheck” image or just own it? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust : Oh man, this one hits too close to home. I have this … Continue reading Study says Whole Foods is the priciest grocer of them all