Trends: Shopping

Articles on shoppers and shopping trends.

  1. Stores & Formats
Traditional shopping malls are poised for a dynamic transformation, presenting attractive real estate opportunities as more spaces become vacant and accessible. As architects and developers brainstorm fresh approaches to rejuvenate these properties, what’s certain is that they will look different than in the past. Shopping malls, usually situated in prime locations with good accessibility, are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“Consumers are really very demanding. In an environment where one business can do it, they expect all other businesses to do it.” — Hugh Fletcher, Global Marketing Director and Thought Leadership Lead, Wunderman Thompson Commerce & Technology Consumer behavior is constantly changing, which means brands need to deeply understand their customers to win on the […]
  1. Data & Insights
In a departure from traditional beliefs, consumers effortlessly transition between digital platforms and physical showrooms, blurring the lines between online and in-store shopping experiences. This week, we will explore the changing landscape of furniture shopping behaviors and analyze the what Q1’s retail sales say about the consumer in 2024. Today’s Rundown ‘Slow moving’: The latest […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
In episode 449 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews John Agnew, chief marketing officer at, an online marketplace focused on sustainable, healthy products and charitable giving. Listen in as Agnew provides an overview of the company (0:55), discusses the conscious shopping trend (1:40), the consumer behaviors is trying to tap into […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In the fiercely competitive retail landscape, loyalty programs stand as a pivotal point of differentiation. The 2024 outlook underscores a strategic pivot toward crafting loyalty programs that not only incentivize but also personalize the shopping experience, drawing on trust and engagement as key drivers. Incorporating the latest feedback from Wiser customers, we delve deeper into […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In a strategic move to redefine the retail experience, Esselunga, a leading Italian supermarket chain, has launched its advanced Retail Lab. This initiative highlights the cutting-edge possibilities at the intersection of AI technology and retail operations. The Retail Lab is designed as a testing ground for innovative retail technologies that promise to streamline operations and […]
  1. Data & Insights
Are you ready to level up your game, whether you’re hustling on your personal trade or enticing customers with irresistible mystery boxes? It’s time to break the mold and think outside the box to draw in that crowd! Join us this week as we dive into a strategies for boosting traffic, uncovering the latest trends […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While retailers typically put a significant emphasis on post-holiday sales, they didn’t resonate with shoppers after the 2023 holiday season. During the week after Christmas, year-over-year sales were down across the board, with only computer software sales seeing an increase from 2022. Department stores, cosmetics stores and clothing stores saw some of the largest declines, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In the rapidly evolving retail landscape, 2024 is already proving to be a crucial year for retailers to improve customer acquisition and retention. Analysts report that global expenditures on digital transformation initiatives will reach $3.4 trillion by 2026, with software innovation being the driving force behind trends like immersive shopping experiences, redefining the in-store experience, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Imagine entering a store for the first time and encountering screens instantly customized to your preferences. As you browse the aisles, you receive tailored product recommendations precisely aligned with your tastes and needs. This scenario depicts the imminent future of on-premise personalization — where artificial intelligence lifts customer journeys to unprecedented levels. Nevertheless, the human […]
  1. Data & Insights
As we begin 2024, the e-commerce landscape is on the brink of a significant transformation. Technological advancements like artificial intelligence/generative AI coupled with evolving consumer behaviors and a global shift towards sustainability are converging to redefine the way we shop online — from the way we search for products and make payments, to the authenticity […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Growing brands need their actions and words to resonate with consumers and Choice Markets is doing a very good job focusing in on its prime targeted customers today and for tomorrow Gen Z and Millennials with a fresh fast footprint and messaging that resonates according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail is changing significantly as new technologies pave the way for future shopping experiences free of friction. With the industry projected to witness exponential growth in artificial intelligence (AI), reaching more than $50 billion by 2030 from just over $6 billion in 2022, this year promises to be a pivotal moment in retail’s digitization. Here […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Shipping, and whether or not it’s free, has been the de-facto decision maker for online shopping conversions ever since introduced its Prime membership in 2005. What started out as a way for non-Amazon retailers to remain competitive and to incentivize shoppers to buy more online has now become a very expensive customer expectation. In […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The bar for the customer experience is continually being raised and 2024 is set to be no exception as the competition between retailers gets tougher. Organizations will need to ensure they keep up-to-date with the latest shopping trends to meet the demands of the omnichannel experience, particularly with technologies like artificial intelligence on the rise. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As we step into 2024, the retail landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, with virtual retail stores emerging as the next big online trend. This shift isn’t just a fleeting fad but a response to changing consumer behaviors and technological advancements. As 3D for the web becomes more mainstream, traditional e-commerce websites are becoming flat […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
A whopping 69 percent of retailers treat returns as a cost of doing business, meaning they simply accept that they will incur $165 million in merchandise returns for every $1 billion in sales. This problem is further exacerbated during the holiday season when 17.9 percent of merchandise sold is returned. But what if one shift could […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“When we talk about omnichannel native, what we try to think about is a seamless path for the consumer. “ — Stewart Samuel, Director of Retail Futures, IGD The pandemic fundamentally changed how we shop, with many people becoming accustomed to online and omnichannel shopping. Rather than eradicate shoppers’ interest in physical stores, though, this […]
  1. Data & Insights
Key Takeaways Online Marketplaces like Temu and Amazon are outperforming Share of sales online is stable or rising across most categories Luxury and home goods are underperforming Holiday sales decline for first time in years Contact Sales for more details. Holiday sales are down 1.7% YoY in the first 8 days of the holiday season according […]
  1. Data & Insights
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 313 is a preview of the upcoming 2023 holiday retail season. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook Episode 313 is preview of Holiday 2023 with Rob Garf, Vice President and General Manager, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
 FMI-The Food Industry Association’s is out with its new U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends, Holiday Season report, concluding: •  “Cooking at home continues to be a key tactic used by shoppers to manage their expenses, with 31% saying they are preparing meals at home more often, and more than half planning to cook and eat more […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite concerns over high prices, shoppers across the country remain surprisingly upbeat about their financial outlook and their ability to provide food for their families this holiday season. According to the latest U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report by FMI—The Food Industry Association, consumers are finding creative ways to make ends meet and […]
  1. Holiday & Events
It’s that time of year. The leaves turn color. So do the cups at Starbucks. And retailers lick their lips in anticipation. The media is already agog with all kinds of predictions about the holiday — some surprising, some banal, and some downright wrong. I’ve done the clicking and the reading and wheat-from-the-chaff-separating so you […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Christmas Food Spending Habits Grocery Budget Retailers See Big Spending Boosts In the UK, the cost of living crisis had a tangible impact on food spending around the festive period. Consumers are looking more closely at their bank balance when spending money on festive groceries, with discount supermarkets seeing major growth in their sales. In […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the last few years we have witnessed shopping patterns take many twists and turns. This week, we’ll look at the latest insights on shopping trends and how they impact holiday forecasts and Predictions for 2023. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Amazon hot seat: FTC, 17 states sue Amazon for ‘exploiting its monopoly power’. Doorcounts is becoming […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the last few years we have witnessed shopping patterns take many twists and turns. This week, we’ll look at the latest insights on shopping trends and how they impact holiday forecasts and Predictions for 2023. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Carbon neutral: Eco-friendly online shopping to top $100 Billion.Doorcounts is becoming Click HERE to learn […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The back-to-school season signals change and growth for students and presents a significant sales opportunity for retailers. It’s not just about selling basic school supplies anymore. The emergence of eCommerce has transformed traditional shopping habits, with a growing number of parents and students turning to online platforms to fulfill their annual back-to-school shopping needs. This […]
  1. Data & Insights
The holiday shopping season means an entirely different thing for shoppers and merchants. For the latter, it’s not just about festivities, gift-giving, and visiting places but the busiest time of year, when they have to work amidst the incoming rush if they’re looking to stay ahead of the competition and maximize sales.  In the case […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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