Too many retailers are shutting down: 2019 just hit its halfway point, but already the number of planned retail store closings has exceeded the total for all of 2018.
How can retailers prosper rather than shutter? It starts with knowing the pulse of their lifeblood: the ever-changing consumer.
When a customer walks into one of the 154 Kroger-flagged stores that house The Little Clinic, she can have her sore throat examined steps away from the cooler full of ice cream that may soothe that throat.
"The convenience offered by The Little Clinic, including being open seven days a week and
If you think offering the right products at the right prices in the right location is enough to be successful these days, think again. That strategy might get you started in retail, but it won't protect you from the competition.
"Trapped in footprint malaise, traditional grocery stores are closing stores, capitulating business...it's time for a new view, and new business model–the grocerant model."
In one sentence, Steven Johnson, the "Grocerant Guru" at Foodservice Solutions, sums up the plight f