Graduates Win with Aunts and Uncles

  Graduation Season is here! The time to celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments and the beginning of a promising new stage. Parents couldn’t be prouder, Grandma is definitely going to cry, and aunts and uncles apparently get generous.   According …

First Read on Black Thursday’s Top Sellers

With many stores opening for business before most of us could even finish our plate of Thanksgiving turkey, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season is officially underway… a lot earlier this year. With retailers no longer waiting until …

Most avoided retailer on Black Friday?

Walmart may draw in 50% more shoppers than any other retailer this Black Friday, but it’s also by far the most avoided retailer on Black Friday… By far, the most common complaints of Walmart shoppers today have been checkout lines …

Shopper Insights In Action

I just attended the Shopper Insights in Action conference in Chicago and thought I’d share a few takeaways from what was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in a long time. My single biggest observation from the event …

The Usual Suspects

One of my all-time favorite movies is The Usual Suspects starring Kevin Spacey.   In the movie, his character turns out to be the mastermind behind a magnificent heist, yet the investigators let him go because they mistakenly assumed that he simply couldn’t …