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. 

  • Can Whole Foods’ business afford higher prices?
    on February 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    I believe Whole Foods may keep the shopper for specialty items (like the incredible fresh salmon) but will be at bigger risk to lose the cart full of CPG staples to bigger grocers with more pricing flexibility. […]

  • Barneys to become first major retailer to open legal weed shop
    on February 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Barney's and weed? Not sure I get dispensing buds, but I'd visit to check out the cannabis infused cosmetics and skincare offerings, which I believe have potential to be extraordinary! […]

  • Is Allswell with Walmart’s tiny house tour?
    on February 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    This tiny house on the road is fun, kitschy, different and likely to be very effective. Walmart seems to have a more light-hearted, human touch lately. Love it! […]

  • Are apps and voice assistants the keys to e-grocery adoption?
    on February 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Could there be an opportunity for an app developer to actually work side-by-side with shoppers to co-develop a useful app? Where is IDEO when they're needed? […]

  • Shopper technology opportunities are the focus of FMI Midwinter
    on February 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    I'm not sure technology trumps experience, product and service in the grocery retail space! Visit a Lowes Foods in the eastern Carolinas for a great example of a creative and carefully curated shopping experience. Technology can enhance, but not dictate a satisfying grocery shopping experience. […]