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Robotics in Grocery: A Market Research Assessment of Robots

Posted by TrendSource on 11/8/18 8:55 AM

The robots are coming! Sure, that sounds like a panicked utterance straight from whatever sequel or reboot the Terminator franchise is about to unleash. But it also could describe the grocery industry where several different grocers are piloting in-store robots to perform a litany of maintenance, stocking, and even customer service tasks.

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Topics: Grocery, Technology, Digital Technology, Customer Service, Retail

A Market Research Buffet: How All-You-Can-Eats Can Make Money

Posted by TrendSource on 11/1/18 9:56 AM

We set our own editorial calendar, but every now and again, a casual workplace question becomes an internal debate…and then becomes a blog topic.

Recently, a lively discussion ensued in TrendSource's lunchroom about how (and, indeed, if) all-you-can-eat (AYCE) establishments could possibly succeed. You know what we mean—AYCE buffets ranging from pizza to Chinese, AYCE restaurants like Korean BBQ and sushi, how do they stay afloat?

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Topics: Food Service, Food, Market Research, Tom Brady, Beyoncé

Retail Market Research: The GAP Brand is Hurting GAP Inc.

Posted by TrendSource on 10/25/18 9:52 AM

It’s been a tough half decade for the GAP and things haven’t gotten better lately. JP Morgan recently downgraded them, and they have lowered earnings per share estimates by 12%. Owing to “operational issues” and inventory imbalance, the  GAP brand (not to be confused with the Gap Band who keep on funking) has lost cultural cache and mindshare as its cookie-cutter stylings clash with current trends.  

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Topics: Fashion, Retail, Manufacturing, Market Research, Strategic Consulting

True to Name, Instant Pot Getting Hot Quickly: What the Market Research Says

Posted by TrendSource on 10/18/18 9:48 AM

Forgive us if we channel The Big Lebowski as we declare: Sometimes, there's a device…Sometimes, there's a device, well, it’s the device for its time and place. It fits right in there.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Market Research, Grocery, Food Service, Health Food, millennials

Why Weight Watchers Became WW (It's Because of Market Research)

Posted by TrendSource on 10/11/18 9:10 AM

It’s been quite the year for rebranding. IHOP went all IHOb on us, AdWords became Google Ads, and now Weight Watchers is dropping the “eight” and “atchers”, rebranding itself WW.

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Topics: CPG, Health Food, Market Research, Marketing, Retail, Grocery

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