How To Analyze Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods – Check Their Missionary Position

Will Amazon transform Whole Foods or vice versa? As this WSJ article posits, so far the impact seems to be the former. Naturally, the whole reason Whole Foods had to be acquired was because they were lacking in the results … Continue reading

Review of A Pop-Up Experience – Ebay’s “Do Good, Feel Good” Shop

If the high street is flagging and Cyber Monday sales continue to grow, the issue seems patently clear that consumers would rather the convenience and comfort of a couch than the hassle and ouch of visiting a brick and mortar store. … Continue reading

Style.com – Review of Conde Nast’s New Marketplace Portal

Conde Nast (CN) announced this initiative a year and a half ago and, in early September 2016, finally relaunched Style.com, but only as a pilot in the eComm savvy market in the UK. The rollout in the US and rest … Continue reading

Mindset and Marketing trends 2016 – What To Watch Out For

Last week, I published the first section of the business trends predictions for 2016, focusing on the new technology trends. This week, I present the other two sections, looking at the trends for marketing and in terms of mindset. The truth is … Continue reading

Black Friday Sales – 8 Urgent Lessons For Brands and Retailers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 have come and gone. If they are cited as two distinct days, de facto, they have almost merged to become at least a long weekend, if not a week-long bonanza. Presumably each brand who participated will now … Continue reading

Delphine Mousseau – Talking eCommerce Localization For Zalando (MDE159)

This interview is with Delphine Mousseau, VP Markets at the fashion online retailer, Zalando. Delphine, who was on this podcast show back in 2012, is dealing with the complications and localization in 15 European countries. Zalando is a standout German … Continue reading

One of the great advantages of eCommerce: it does depend on…

As companies continue to ramp up their eCommerce efforts, there seems to be no end to the teething pains. Coming to grips with the omni/multi/ubiquitous channel customer is no easy feat. But, in an aha moment, it struck me that … Continue reading

Itw with Annabel Kilner, the story behind Made.com, the online furniture retailer (MDE151)

Minter Dialogue Episode #151 This interview is with Annabel Kilner, head of Made.com UK, an online furniture retailer, which was created by Ning Li, Julien Callede, Chloe Macintosh and Lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman in 2010. Having previously held senior positions at MyDeco … Continue reading

Michel Koch – bringing digital to bear in the retail world (MDE148)

Minter Dialogue Episode #148 This interview is with Michel Koch, who has a deep and varied experience in digital transformation on the inside. Michel has worked as Cross-Channel Director at Camaieu, ran International Multichannel trading at M&S and most recently … Continue reading

Business model transformation – Interview with Olivier Gimpel CMO at @3Suisses – a view from inside (MDE121)

Minter Dialogue Episode #121 — This interview is with Olivier Gimpel, CMO of 3Suisses, which is owned by the German Otto Group. Over the last year, 3Suisses, one of the leading catalogue companies in France (also selling in Belgium, Russia, Ukraine … Continue reading