A Black man, woman, and little boy smiling and walking, holding shopping bags.

Shopping malls aren’t dead — just different

From pickleball to doctors’ offices, the malls of tomorrow will look a little bit different.

Sara Friedman • 21 hours ago
A white woman’s side profile, showing just her mouth and nose, with a mountain of plain black shopping bags in the background.

A new way for businesses to reach customers? Through the nose

Brands are looking to deliver immersive experiences that tap all five senses.

Sara Friedman • November 1, 2023
A shopping cart filled with colorful bags and a red “Going out of business” sign.

Why isn’t shopping fun anymore?

Brands need to get creative if they want to keep brick-and-mortar shops alive.

Sara Friedman • August 31, 2023
dollar store shopping by income group

Wealthier Americans are splurging — at dollar stores

Saving money, the great unifier.

Jacob Cohen • July 14, 2023

The future of groceries is… groceries?

Delivery pioneers Instacart and Amazon are eyeing shopping carts — physical ones.

Jacob Cohen • September 20, 2022

By the numbers: Home depot, productivity tracking, mountain treasure, and more

Plus: The warehouse equation, and billionaires are… rich.

Jacob Cohen • December 13, 2021

Malls have long been losing steam, but it’s worse than we thought

Shopping malls have lost ⅓ of their value in the last 4 years, and could face extinction soon.

Rob Litterst • December 13, 2021

This year, there’s no such thing as ‘too early’ to start holiday shopping

Global supply chain issues could cause big problems for holiday shoppers come December.

Rob Litterst • October 7, 2021

Target has launched ten $1B+ brands

Target has 45 in-house brands. Ten of them make $1B+ while 4 make $2B+.

Trung T. Phan • August 17, 2021

Americans are prepping for the post-COVID world… by buying deodorant and toothpaste

Sales are up for deodorant, toothpaste, luggage, and condoms. But down for toilet paper and baking soda.

Kolby Hatch • June 2, 2021

As in-store sales lose gas, makeup goes SaaS

After COVID-19 hit, makeup sales took a dive. But tech is helping many brands bounce back.

Jacob Cohen • January 11, 2021

Robomart doesn’t deliver products… it delivers the entire store

Robomart shows that the next iteration in delivery is… store-hailing.

Ethan Brooks • December 22, 2020

A wave of bargain shopping IPOs are coming. Why now?

Poshmark, ThredUp, and Wish were all founded after the 2008-09 financial crisis. A decade on -- and amid another crisis -- these bargain shopping apps are thriving.

Trung T. Phan • December 2, 2020

Best Shopify Stores: What We Can Learn from the Top 1k

We analyzed 1,000 of the best Shopify businesses, unlocking the platform’s secrets for success.

Steph Smith • July 27, 2020

Delivery dogs to the rescue: the 4-legged friends of socially distant shopping

A few companies and extra neighborly types are enlisting their pups to help with deliveries.

Nick DeSantis • April 8, 2020

Goodwill stores are now using AI to ensure that all of its luxury items are legit

Goodwill is teaming with Entrupy’s AI-based program to guarantee the authenticity of luxury items.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 14, 2019

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