Shopkick Turns 1

May 7, 2014

What if you could flip on a switch and turn real-world stores into interactive worlds, using your smartphone? That’s shopkick. We founded shopkick in the summer of 2009. Many of us have built mobile apps, mobile companies and e-commerce companies before, or worked at Internet or design companies, like Google, Palm, IDEO, Yahoo!, CBS Mobile, […]

Flash Sales

November 17, 2013

Retailers intergrating flash sales into their existing websites can immediately create new revenue opportunities without launching a separate business. And when you consider that consumers cite reputation as the most important feature of a flash-sale website, established brands have a head start on getting in on one of the fastest growing segments of ecommerce. Source


Nielsen Survey: Where We Shop

February 25, 2013

This chart shows changes in where United States households do their shopping from 1997 to 2008. Destinations including warehouse superstores, dollar stores, and supercenters have been on the rise, while drug stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores are less popular places to shop. Source

The Fall of the Mall

The Fall of the Mall

July 10, 2012

What does a recession look like? Well, here’s one view, as seen through retail sales. The theoretical mall maps below show 27 companies with stores or restaurants in malls across America. (In some cases, these companies own more than one chain of stores.) Source

Starbucks vs McDonald

Starbucks vs McDonald’s

May 6, 2012

A graphical comparison of Starbucks coffee and McDonald’s. The numbers of stores and restaurants they have all over the world.