Gap, Inc. Gives “Brand Power” a Whole New Meaning

For nearly 10 years the race of retail survival has taken the industry as well as the media by storm.  Since the beginning Gap Inc. has stolen headline after headline as onlookers anticipated the inedible end for the basic fashion retailer.  We are looking towards 2019 and Gap still remains incredibly relevant, prevalent, and proceeds… Read More

Ipsy And the Influence of You Tube

For those as unfamiliar as I was with Ipsy, it is a beauty subscription that for only ten dollars a month customers receive a monthly sampling of up to 5 to 6 beauty products. “So like Birchbox,” I asked proudly to show off my hip knowledge of retail to my Generation Z assistant. At first,… Read More

How Does a Whole Foods Employee Feel About the “Whole Amazon” Take Over?

It hit the headlines this past Friday that Amazon has acquired Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars.  A high price indeed for a company that has reported a loss in earnings for the past 6 consecutive quarters.  The buzz about the acquisition has stirred up rumors of cashier-less stands, junk food in stock, and dropping… Read More

GameStop: Not The Next Blockbuster

When it came through the grapevine that Game Stop was acquiring ThinkGeek, the gaming world rejoiced, genius!  When they didn’t combine the two concepts into one shop, we all made a face to palm gesture while shaking our heads. It’s no surprise that the brick and mortar gaming industry is getting tossed out the window.… Read More