Warby Parker

  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK – CPG brands outpaced technology nearly 2:1 in the 2024 Most Innovative Brands survey conducted by Brand Keys Inc. (www.brandkeys.com), the New York-based brand loyalty and engagement research firm. “For the first time consumers acknowledged more CPG than Tech brands,” noted Robert Passikoff, brand keys founder and president. “And, for the first time, […]
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Wegmans doesn’t want its employees (or its customers for that matter) to miss what will be the last total solar eclipse visible from North America for 20 years. The supermarket retailer will close 48 stores in upstate New York and Pennsylvania that are located in the “path of totality” from 3 to 3:30 p.m. ET […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar Tree Inc. will shutter approximately 600 Family Dollar stores in the first half of its 2024 fiscal year, which began Feb. 4, 2024. The discount retailer also plans to close an additional 370 Family Dollar stores and 30 Dollar Tree locations over the next several years as each store’s current lease expires. The retailer […]
  1. CPG: Food
The Great North American Solar Eclipse on April 8 will be the last total solar eclipse (when the moon comes between us and the sun) that’s visible from the contiguous U.S. for the next 20 years. Warby Parker is trying to help more people view it safely by offering free ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses at […]
  1. Channel: D2C
In only its second full year as a public company, Warby Parker generated net revenue of $71.7 million in 2023, 12% higher than the $669.8 million generated in 2022. Additionally, the eyewear retailer increased average revenue per customer 9.3% in 2023, to $287, and boosted its number of active customers 2.5%, to 2.33 million. Warby […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Our guest this week is Andrea Dorigo Head of Global Retail for Adidas. Andrea shares many strategic leadership lessons gleaned from his  incredibly deep and diverse experience working across a spectrum of international brands. Now he leads a network of more than 2,000 stores for one of the world’s most iconic vertically integrated brands. We […]
  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. Department: Nonfood
Brand “purpose” has been all the rage in recent years. The notion of brand purpose rests on the assumption that a brand, product, or company should stand for something more important than just the functional benefits it delivers. A purpose is the reason a product or company exists and what it stands for beyond the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
BlockCubChicago reports that attempts by upscale c-store chain Foxtrot to open a store in the city’s Andersonville neighborhood are facing resistance by locals, who argue that “saying another chain in the neighborhood would further harm local shops.” According to the story, “Besides the increasing presence of chains in Andersonville, Foxtrot’s move to open on Clark […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We welcome Brendan Witcher, Forrestor’s VP & Principal Analyst back to the pod to get his always insightful and provocative perspectives on retailer’s priorities for 2024. He helps us separate the real from the imagined with a preview of his upcoming report on where retailers are placing their bets for the future. We start with his […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
​[[“value”:” This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Warby Parker’s third-quarter net revenue increased 14.2% year over year to $169.8 million, according to a company press release Wednesday. The direct-to-consumer vision company’s net loss improved about 27% to $17.4 million and gross margin decreased from 56.7% to 54.6%, driven in part by […]
  1. Data & Insights
The landscape of online retailing encompasses everything from drop-shipping and wholesaling to subscription and white-labeling, allowing entrepreneurs to choose the optimal business model to align with their brand’s vision and capabilities.    Choosing the right eCommerce business model can significantly impact a brand’s success, and it requires a comprehensive understanding of each model’s nuances. Key factors […]
  1. Data & Insights
Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) has been a long-standing tradition in terms of holiday shopping. Consumers have evolved so much but this tradition seems timeless.  Ever wondered how ‘Black Friday’ came into existence? Back in the 1980s, a large group of suburban tourists would often hit Philadelphia to do their shopping on the Friday […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The adult beverage industry has been slower than most to come online. The complicated patchwork of state laws governing the sale of alcoholic beverages has been one factor, but this particular industry’s digital revolution also has been delayed by its inherent structure. “The wine industry is a very old-school business, and it’s a distributor-driven business […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Omnichannel marketing typically involves using a combination of digital and physical channels, such as websites, social media, email, SMS, mobile apps, in-store experiences, and customer service interactions. By leveraging data and technology, brands can track customer behavior across channels, and then use this information to create more personalized and relevant experiences. Omnichannel marketing can help […]
  1. Data & Insights
It’s been more than a decade since the direct-to-consumer (DTC) business model forever changed the world of consumer brands. With an iconic cohort of industry disruptors, including Warby Parker, Casper, and Harry’s, the model paved the way for an explosion of businesses built upon direct and authentic relationships with their customers and, in some cases, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
While the COVID-19 pandemic did slow the economy down amidst a lot of problems, it also led to an e-commerce surge and accelerated digital transformation by 5 years. What was considered futuristic is now being experienced in the present and businesses who haven’t implemented them are considered outdated. This is because, with growing advancements, comes […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retailers have always been at the forefront of consumer needs. They know their markets and have adapted to meet them. From blade signs to the metaverse, retail has transformed itself over and over. But like many things, trends can be cyclical. And what used to work, then didn’t work, can ultimately work better than before. […]
  1. Data & Insights
Is your business future ready? The e-commerce industry is continuously changing, so being up to date is crucial. In order to provide a seamless and engaging consumer experience across all touchpoints, including mobile commerce, beacon technology, and CTV advertising, the future of commerce must be fully omnichannel. Businesses must adopt a pipeline strategy, relying on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Get to know RETHINK Retail’s Top Retail Influencers through the “Meet the TRI” Q&A series! Dive in to learn about a member of the thought leader community and follow their work and insights across our content and their social channels. Hi, I’m Andrew Neelon, Founder & CEO, 1REC. Connect with me on LinkedIn! “Tell us […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In case you haven’t noticed, the retail industry has been transformed by digital technology, and more and more consumers are turning to mobile shopping apps to purchase products. However, it turns out that only 33 percent of retailers currently offer this capability, according to a recent assessment of the solutions and services of 300 brands. […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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