Event Spotlights Retailers’ Vital Role in Enhancing Health Care

By Scot Meyer, JUNE 17, 2024 || A Publication of MMR [Mass Market Retailers] NEW YORK — Retailers have a critical role to play in providing health care products and services in a way that is more personalized, inclusive, accessible and holistic, according to retail executives who spoke earlier this month at a WSL event ... Read more

WSL Event Explores Consumers’ Health Care Needs

By Scot Meyer, JUNE 10, 2024 || A Publication of Chain Drug Review NEW YORK — Speaking at WSL’s recent event here, CVS Health’s Erin Condon talked about how consumer expectations around health care are changing, requiring a more personalized, inclusive and holistic approach. "At the end of the day, health is about living," Condon ... Read more

9 Takeaways From WSL Strategic Retail’s Annual Health Symposium

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By Emily Burns, JUNE 06, 2024 || BeautyInc – A Publication of WWD Speakers hailed from key wellness companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, CVS Health, Kroger Health, HerMD and more. On Thursday, WSL Strategic Retail hosted its annual health symposium, this year titled “Beyond Wellness: The Future of Health. What Shoppers Really Want.” Hosted in ... Read more

The Infinite Store Inside a Small Format

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For our latest Retail Safari® excursions, our scouts visited several new retail concepts that meet the consumer’s preference for a quick trip but with innovative merchandising and experiential perks. What each of these store formats has in common: a small footprint where consumers can shop fast. Here’s what they get right about consumer expectations. Retail ... Read more

Shoppers Say: “Inflated Prices Are Here to Stay”

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Our latest How America Shops® research shows a significant gain in the share of shoppers cutting back on spending, but more surprising is how many expect prices to stay high, even if inflation recedes. Shoppers know the cost of operating stores and transporting goods has gone up, as well as (and especially) employee pay. Has ... Read more

Shoppers are Lonely, Anxious. Retail Therapy is a Solution

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Despite their pursuit of wellness, more shoppers are experiencing new, and unexpected, health issues like loneliness, WSL research shows. Some retailers have been incorporating social environments in their physical stores as a way to reintroduce facetime, but is it enough for shoppers, and what is the role of brands? Shoppers are Lonely. Retail Can Help. ... Read more

Maesa Launches Itk Skin Care Brand With TikTok Stars Brooklyn, Bailey McKnight

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By James Manso on August 19, 2022  ||  BeautyInc. -  A Publication of WWD TikTok creators Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight's new Gen Z skin care brand Itk is launching Monday in an exclusive partnership with Walmart as the retailer bids on younger, digitally native consumers. With Gen Z street cred on one hand and brand-building prowess ... Read more

Meet the Struggling Shopper – It’s Not Who You Expect

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Nearly two-fifths of adult shoppers are having trouble buying the basics while covering their bills, our latest shopper research shows. This may be expected, due to a price crisis, but what we didn’t expect was the broad scope of their demographics. Retailers and brands, meet what may be the greatest challenge of 2022: The Struggling ... Read more

Retail Health Care Can Be The Center of WELLness

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During the pandemic, shoppers started turning to retail health clinics to meet rising demand for quick-and-easy WELLness services. Now, their retail expectations have evolved to include convenient health care treatment. This is especially opportunistic for retail clinics and pharmacies, but is the store missing the script? Are You Treating Your Shoppers to the WELLness They ... Read more

What’s On Trend For Retail In 2022? Here Are 5 Predictions

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By Bryan Pearson on December 3, 2021  ||  Forbes If the past two years have taught the retail industry anything, it’s to meet the unexpected, eye-to-eye, with more of the unexpected.  Unexpected as in surprising channels, unpredictable brand partnerships and even a dose of the expected. Because consumer desires have not changed; they still want shopping to ... Read more

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