I’ve been an active Brain Trust panelist on RetailWire.com for over nine years. Here, you’ll find my contributions on a range of topics. Click any title below to read the full article with contributions from the other industry expert panelists. 

  • Best Buy makes health and wellness tech a strategic priority
    on June 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I'm comforted by Best Buy's decision to focus on healthcare tech. The level of need for connectedness within the senior population is a huge opportunity. And Best Buy is a brand that has earned the trust with its Geek Squad. Well done! […]

  • Will an online dating site formula work for pop-ups?
    on June 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    A pop-ups platform to match brands and spaces is a brilliant adaptation of dating software. Experiences can be designed to encourage shoppers to get out and about and engage with brands in the human world! Shoppers should love this! […]

  • Is Amazon killing Barnes & Noble’s chances for a turnaround?
    on June 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Why couldn't Barnes & Noble pare down their footprints and appeal to locals in communities? The people they hire are local, but just don't seem to have passion or a point-of-view. I agree they're sort of stuck in the middle of a bifurcating retail segment, but the chain seems to be content with little or no change. Perhaps it is time for some cultural innovation? […]

  • Should retailers incentivize store staff to accept digital transformation?

    on June 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    All efforts to facilitate communications, and especially those that can include the consumer, are bound to have a positive effect on the business results. I'm very glad to see an old-school furnishings brand taking a lead role here. That industry is ripe for change that empowers shoppers! […]

  • Facebook to ban advertisers if they don’t clean up their acts
    on June 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Facebook can rebuild user trust and weed out bad ads by listening to its users. That's a win-win for everyone. […]