Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/2/13: Kroger’s Infrared Cameras | Home Depot & Locos Tacos

  “Retailers Wage War Against Long Lines” by Julie Jargon at WSJ.  “Supermarket giant Kroger Co. is winning the war against lengthy checkout lines with a powerful weapon: infrared cameras long used by the military and law-enforcement to track people.  These cameras, which detect body heat, sit at the entrances and above cash registers at […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/1/13: Wmart Announces Business Challenge Winner | Lowe’s Launches Tips on Vine

    “Walmart Announces Winning Team in 2013 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge”  “The team from MIT started off the final round with a 15 minute presentation. Their idea, called Takachar, is to turn landfill waste into charcoal briquettes that local households in Mombasa, Kenya can use for cooking fuel. University of Michigan students […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/30/13: Shrinking Wmart Stores | Target Partners w/WIRED | H.Depot – Weather Channel Twitter effort

    “Shrinking Walmart stores will impact suppliers” by Kim Souza at The City Wire.  “As Wal-Mart Stores continues to focus on a smaller footprint for some of its stores, suppliers will see less shelf space and analysts say there is no time to waste in planning a survival strategy.  The Bentonville-based retail giant recently […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/29/13: H.Depot’s Failure in China: Ignoring Women | Wmart’s 6 New Store Layouts in DC

  “Home Depot’s failure in China: Ignoring women” by Ruchika Tulshyan at Atlanta Business Journal.  ““Research data indicates that Home Depot should adopt urban boutique concepts,” the study said. These stores should be placed in malls or on street corners, rather than operate as “big-box” retailers. The stores should emphasize female consumers.  “In many cultures, […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/26/13: Walmart Chasing Publix | Amazon’s Profit Dips

  “Walmart U.S. could learn from its sister chain Asda” by Andria Chang at Market Watch.  “Asda offers online groceries that she said could reach 98% of Britain’s population. It also has Asda direct non-food site; its George.com apparel delivers across Europe; and mobile commerce is 16% of its online sales.   Meanwhile, the chain allows […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 4/25/13: Acosta Partners for Walmart Demos | Amazon the Ad Giant Stirs

    “Acosta Partners for Wal-Mart Demos” at Supermarket News.  “Acosta Sales & Marketing here said its integrated marketing division has formed a partnership with Out Front Marketing to provide custom experiential marketing for products outside Wal-Mart stores…Out Front Marketing creates and executes experiential solutions and events at Wal-Mart parking lots and store exteriors. The […]