Tag: shopping

Getting Smart About Sustainability and the SmartLabel™ Initiative

By | August 16th, 2017

Last week, I attended the Global Sustainability Summit and listened to a panel where Jim Flannery, Senior Executive Vice President of GMA and a panel of experts, including our very own Chris Lemmond, discussed SmartLabel™ & Sustainability. The panelists discussed how consumers think about things like a brand’s sustainability contribution, how ingredients are sourced and […]

It’s Just Commerce!

By | August 8th, 2017

Since I was a toddler, I have been exposed to multiple paradigm shifts within the marketplace that in one way or another are an attempt to reinvent how we as consumers buy things. For me, it started with going to stores, or shopping in a catalog and then blossomed into the world of connected commerce […]

Don’t Click ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button on Google after May 16, unless you’re using GTINs!

By | April 28th, 2016

It’s that time of year…spring is in the air.  YoYo weather (hot one day, snow the next), debating the merits of iPhone6 vs iPhone 7, and counting the days until the Olympic Games in Rio. But more importantly (really!), we’re waiting with baited breath for May 16 – the day the heavens will open on […]

A Better Way to Find Stuff Online

By | April 21st, 2015

Finding and comparing products online is far more frustrating than it needs to be.  Especially if you’re trying to find the online version of a product you found in the store. There is almost no correlation between the offline product world and the online product world. I can say this confidently, because I found out […]

The Era of Contextual Shopping

By | June 19th, 2014

Digital technologies are transforming the way we shop. E-commerce and smartphones have raised the expectation consumers have about their shopping experience. One of those expectations is around personalization. Amazon knows what brands I buy, what type of product I’m searching for, what special events I have in my life, what types of new products I […]

Omnipresent Approach to Next Generation Retail

By | June 18th, 2014

Did you know that *over $272,000 is spent online every minute and **72% of people are influenced socially through ratings, reviews and recommendations? Shopping behavior has changed significantly due to the multitude of online channels with information that is easily accessible to consumers to help make smart purchase decisions. Traditionally purchase decisions were influenced through […]

Point of Sale – The Change Agent for Retail Evolution

By | May 8th, 2014

We’ve talked a lot about how the retail industry is going through a transformation in this blog. The consumer, and their desire to make informed purchase decisions are driving most of this change.  As retailers begin to adapt to the connected consumer, many of their systems will begin to change in order to support the […]

The Mobile Product Information Gap

By | April 9th, 2014

The Mobile Product Information Gap Online sales in the U.S. totaled $263 billion dollars in 2013, an increase of almost 17% from 2012 according to the US Census. According to research firm Javelin, mobile commerce accounted for almost $60 billion, representing 188% growth from 2012. While this impressive growth in mobile commerce represents a tremendous […]