The Holidays sure fly by, don’t they? The hustle and bustle of traveling and hosting, cooking and cleaning, and of course holiday shopping leave time for little else. And then, it’s over.
Over a decade ago, private investors started pouring money into organic and natural stores, sparking a mainstream revolution that led to Sprouts and other mainstays on today’s grocery landscape. Now, according to Supermarket News, ethnic grocery stores, particularly those catering to Hispanic Americans, are getting the same kind of attention.
Clothes are becoming more functional, promising to do more than merely cover the body by also providing tangible benefits. We’ve seen similar trends in beverages, and now the next wave of functionality is upon us with the recently announced Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear. The pajamas priced at roughly $100 promise to promote recovery from athletic strain as well as a host of other benefits while the wearer sleeps.
During Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), TrendSource Trusted Insight designs and executes secret shop programs for over 30 Medicare Advantage plans, helping companies ensure their sales agents comply with mandated CMS guidelines. Based on more than 4,000 individual projects, we identified the top violation per audit type and, while some have appeared in years past, others were previously unseen. By alerting our clients to these issues, they were able to implement corrective actions. Below, we outline, in no specific order, some of the top AEP 2017 violations.
Long before consumers crowded into Apple Stores and Tesla Showrooms, Niketown was way ahead of the curve. Nike direct to consumer sales began in 1990 with Portland’s Niketown, and, as technology has changed the ways consumers and brands interact within the retail landscape, Nike has emphasized and grown its DTC channel. Last quarter, DTC accounted for 27% of Nike’s $8 billion in revenue.