Whether you “love” this romance-centric holiday, embrace an anti-Valentine’s Day mindset, choose a gal pal brunch over a date, or are just looking for a reason to boost your February e-commerce sales, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $19.6B this Valentine’s Day. From heart-shaped biscuits at Chick-fil-A, to heart-shaped take & bake pizzas at Papa Murphy’s, […]
There are over 30,000 gyms in the US, and every January, memberships for those gyms skyrockets as people resolve to diet, work-out, and improve their health in general. But in addition to cardio, yoga, elliptical machines and the usual assortment of classes, the role of nutrition cannot be ignored. Sure, there are food subscription services […]
E-commerce mergers and acquisitions were a big trend in 2017, from Amazon buying Whole Foods, to partnerships between Google & Wal-Mart and Target & Shipt, to Krispy Kreme buying Panera, and more. So online grocery shopping (and delivery) was big this year—what else topped 2017 and what’s ahead for 2018 and beyond? For starters, B2B […]
As we shift from one of the biggest food-focused holidays of the year into the continued frenzy of holiday parties and feasting opportunities, more and more consumers are taking advantage of the convenience of online grocery shopping. According to this infographic from Internet Retailer, 23% of American households were buying groceries online in 2016, up […]
Let’s face it…when a whopping 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, who hasn’t contemplated a driving gig for Uber or Lyft in their spare time to make some additional money? With weekly and even “instant” payments, such income can have a real impact on your budget. But it’s not just millennials driving this […]
From the “tens of millions” of Prime members who made a purchase on Amazon Prime Day to the $83.6B sales projections for 2017 back-to-school shopping, whether you like it or not, omnichannel e-commerce continues to dominate consumers’ lives. And, despite closings of many store locations from Kmart to Sears to Macy’s, it’s not all doom and gloom […]
Postal Update: Italy Postage delays and interruptions for processing and delivery of mail and parcel shipments to and from Italy are expected through August 21, 2017. Employees in Tuscany went on strike from July 22 to August 20, and the Emilia-Romagna region followed suit with a strike from August 1 to August 21.
I’ve always been fascinated by tipping points: for example, when an artist goes from being virtually unknown to having a commission for his or her art to be hung in a national hotel chain, or an artisan who creates a small-batch product gets word that a big retailer wants to feature their product. If a […]
Postal Update: Russia and the Ukraine The quickly-spreading ransomware cyber attack is hitting companies in multiple sectors in countries across the world, including France, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United States. So far, we have been informed that the following postal operators have been affected as of June 27, 2017: • Russian Post • […]
Postal Update for Italy: Poste Italiane is having IT problems which may result in no tracking available for shipments destined for Italy.