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State of Luxury Spend
The road ahead for the luxury shopping market looked a little dicey in 2020. With restrictions on both in-store shopping experiences and travel, sales plummeted by as much as 68% in some areas. As months went by and the global COVID-19 pandemic endured, nervous CEOs cautiously planned for the future of their brands. As we […]
Fuel & Gas Retailers Feel the Impact of Inflation on the Economy: 2021 Trends
Consumers are facing pandemic-induced price hikes across the spending spectrum right now. It seems like everything is becoming more expensive, from groceries and rent to clothing and cars. As the annual inflation rate climbs to its highest peak in four decades, we’re all feeling the pinch. And one of the biggest offenders can be found […]
Cardlytics Survey: Chock-Full of Intelligence, Contradictions, and Purchase Data Validation
eTail West in Palm Springs, California, was back this year as an in-person event , and it was superb to see so many of retail’s leading marketers gathered once again. eTail was kind enough to invite Cardlytics to talk about how brands can use purchase data to achieve sales growth and inspire loyal customers, and […]
How Marketers Can Mitigate the Effects of Labor Shortages in Restaurants
Key Takeaways: The labor shortage is hitting the restaurant industry especially hard. Nearly 7% of the food service workforce quit in November 2021 alone. Wage hikes aren’t enough to retain talented workers when inflation is driving up the cost of living. Labor-saving automation and streamlined processes can have a negative impact on customer experience, and […]
Getting to What’s Next
The pandemic has been an ongoing challenge, but I like to see the positives in every situation. A silver lining, if you will. Over the past two years we’ve all been forced to take a step back and evaluate every facet of our lives. Now, through a different lens, we have started to ask ourselves, […]
The Rise of the Second-hand Marketplace: Conscious Consumerism Demands a Fresh Approach
The reduce, reuse, recycle mantra is seeping its way into how we shop. A growing focus on climate change over the past few years has created a new sustainable generation that demands more from brands, while at the same time pushing “conscious consumerism” into the mainstream. From investing in quality, timeless wardrobe staples to shifting […]
Inflation’s Impact on Restaurant Spend
After months of suggesting inflation was a transitory phenomenon, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen finally admitted what restaurant brands have known for some time. Inflation isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And it’s not only impacting restaurant prices, it’s impacting restaurant consumer trends in measurable ways. Key takeaways: Check sizes are higher this year, likely driven […]
New Year, New Focus: People
Recently a coworker and I were discussing the many ways in which our jobs have drastically changed over the last year. As head of People for a global company with more than 600 employees, I have directly seen how the entire world has taken a collective step back to reassess the things that matter most, […]
How to Navigate New Grocery, Gas & Convenience Store Business Trends in 2022
We’re in an era of enormous change, from shopper behavior and tech innovation to the business environment itself—and those in the gas, grocery, and convenience store markets are particularly feeling the upheaval. Caused by the convergence of multiple factors, the turbulence in the marketplace is expected to continue through 2022 and beyond. Navigating these evolving […]
In the News
Tearsheet June 21, 2022
Credit Karma Introduces New Cash Back Rewards Program for Debit Consumers
Credit Karma Money is launching cash back rewards for debit card owners, which will be enabled automatically on all Money accounts.
Smart Brief June 14, 2022
What travel and hospitality brands need to know before a critical vacation season
Here’s what marketers with travel and hospitality brands can do to overcome consumers’ “inflation anxiety” and beat their competition.
Street Fight June 2, 2022
Banks Can Add Amazon and Expansion of Retail Media Networks to the Watch List
Amazon has expanded its ever-growing spectrum of influence and investment to the financial sector. The e-commerce and media giant is adding a new point-of-sale service to its offerings as a way to compete with payment processing firms and traditional bank technology firms to pursue a broader offering of merchant services.
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