Retail Resurrection: A Rosy Outlook for 2019?

January 19, 2019

Buoyed by a strong economy and low unemployment, 2018 retail sales were the best in six years. What’s in store for this year? For many US retailers, 2018 turned out to be a very good year. Buoyed by a strong economy and low unemployment, total retail sales rose 5.1% to $850 billion, the best...

Marketing Tricks to Promote Mass Consumption

October 22, 2017

Companies have the manipulative talent of getting customers to buy more than they intend to, and they do it through three simple tactics. The first marketing trick that is increasingly used by businesses is offering products and services as “free.” Retail stores have found a way to convince...

Rethinking Retail Development in Morocco

July 24, 2015

In Morocco, the corner grocery store has endured despite supermarket growth. You have just arrived in a Moroccan city. It’s hot and you want to buy a bottle of water. The first place you go is a corner grocery store, called hanout in Moroccan Arabic. Hanouts form an important part of...