(Photo: Flickr user MissMessie) The retail industry is facing major shifts and changes as mobile devices get smarter and consumers incorporate them further into their daily lives. From shopping to seeking out product information, consumers turn to their smartphones and
(Photo: Flickr useratl10trader) For the better part of the past two decades, most consumers and companies were looking to solve primarily baseline health and wellness conditions or find new approaches to them. And those goals fell into one of two
Photo: Flickr user theimpulsivebuy Food and beverage makers face a slew of competition each time they roll out new products, and retailers have tough decisions to make when it comes to merchandising to maximize sales and profit margins. While it
(Photo: Flickr user Brian Reich) The most popular story by far in the past week centered around Coca-Cola’s updated product design for its Dasani brand of flavored sparkling water, which is being promoted in a “Break for Bubbles” campaign that
Photo: Janet Forgrieve US single women outnumbered married ones for the first time ever starting in 2009, and only 20% of Americans age 18-29 are married compared to about 60% in 1960, according to a recent New York magazine story.
Photo: Flickr user Michael Galpert New products, menu innovation and shifting food strategies at Target and Wal-Mart proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week, starting with plans for Hershey’s Krave Pure Foods unit to roll out meat snack bars this
Photo: Flickr user Tejvan Pettinger Restaurants, retailers and consumer brands are increasingly embracing the concept of the pop-up, temporary shops and eateries that offer an affordable way to introduce new products, try out innovative menu items and wow consumers with
(Photo: Mike Baird/Wikimedia Commons) Restaurant news topped the most-clicked list this week. A story about White Castle navigating New York’s higher minimum wage was most popular with readers, followed by news that Taco Bell is testing a TacoBot. The automated
(Photo: Flickr user Mike) What comes to mind when you imagine the eating habits of the average college student? Is it the stereotypically cash-strapped millennial stocking up on packets of ramen and macaroni and cheese, or is it the more
Cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery (photo: Flickr user Alexi Ueltzen) In the constantly-changing era of the Internet, restaurants and retailers can no longer get by with just traditional offerings. Instead, they must evolve and create experiences to draw connected customers to
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