Categories Reimagined: Discover NEW!

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Click the link and launch a free tour of how a Retail Safari® can satisfy your shopper’s quest for finding something new in a retail store. In this free innovation tour: The physical store is the discovery zone where most shoppers go to find something new, stock-up on groceries or find an item they need right ... Read more

Supermarkets: Yes! to Innovation

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In this Retail Safari®, we look beyond the obvious big-box stock-up retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Amazon to discover how three grocers, Sendik’s Food Market, Bristol Farms, and Rouses Market, are competing by finding their own base of shoppers. Read this Retail Safari® to explore: How these retailers reimagine the store as an easy (and ... Read more

Paths to Beauty: Eyes Everywhere…

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This Retail Safari® brings you innovators, both brands and retailers, who are delivering what the next generation of shoppers expect: convenience, personalization, and discovery. Will it stop with beauty? Is your category next? In this Retail Safari®, we identify: Convenient solutions like dual-purpose cosmetics for everyone and channels to discover the best in beauty Innovators ... Read more

Shopping Made Easier: The Best Shopping Tools, Brands & Retail Formats

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Convenience is a major influencer in shopping behavior and a value that retailers and brands must shout to shoppers. In this Retail Safari®, we reveal: What shoppers are doing to make their Shopping Life easier – and how smart retailers and brands are responding Buzz-worthy digital tools making headlines now like AI Solution-oriented brands and ... Read more

How to Attract Shoppers During a “Permanent” Price Correction

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91% of shoppers say that rising prices are not transient inflation, but they expect that prices on groceries will stay at 2023 levels (or go higher)[1]. In this Retail Safari®, we identify: 16 examples of retailers, brands, and digital platforms helping shoppers live within their stretch budget Examples in food and beverage (plus some in ... Read more

Smart Space: Next-Gen Department Stores & Brand Pop-Up Shops

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As retailers and brands downsize and use their space more creatively, what categories, themes, and experiences are making the cut? In this Retail Safari®, we identify the key themes that brands and retailers are using to make these hard decisions. Each is creating emotional platforms that respond to what shoppers want: fast shopping mixed with ... Read more

Food Retailing: Frictionless, Local, Social

As more shoppers participate in online shopping and expect a happy and fast shopping trip, food retailers need to reimagine the physical store for the most basic of trips – groceries. On this Retail Safari®, we take you through three innovative themes in food retail. First, convenient solutions, such as AI technologies and a 24/7 ... Read more

The New Age of Dollar Channel Retail

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As prices rise nationwide, dollar channel retailers have an opportunity to entice more visits to their stores. On this Retail Safari®, there is lots of innovation from Dollar General, including digital and health innovations, its smaller DGX concept for busy urban Millennials, and pOpshelf – the “younger sister” of a traditional Dollar General (that looks ... Read more

Walmart: The “Time Well Spent” Experience

In January 2022, Walmart launched the Time Well Spent experience in its incubator location in Springdale, AR. Enhanced physical elements (i.e., lighting and signing to support wayfinding), human elements (i.e., immersive displays), and digital integration make this redesign a leap forward. What makes this a “human” store is its immersive displays, including a staged nursery, ... Read more

Hy-Vee: The Best of What’s Next

In September 2021, grocery retailer Hy-Vee opened a futuristic prototype in Grimes, IA that reimagines the grocery shopping experience. It is a phygital destination that includes Scan & Go checkout, digital kiosks to locate items in store or order online, digital shelf labels, recipes, curbside pickup for fast meal orders, wellness support, and so much more. A reimagined floorplan ... Read more

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