Chatbots' Retail Takeover | Instant Coffee Goes On Subscription | Eating Local Creeps Into CPG

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Chatbots' $112B Retail Future; Plus Instant Coffee In The Era Of Craft Brews; And Eating Local's National Ambitions
May 10, 2019
Has Eating Local Hit A Tipping Point?

Eating local is trendy — but it’s not always easy to do, particularly if consumers are looking to pick up something other than raw produce to prepare themselves. The team at Here Foods is working to change that by offering CPG products — all packed with locally sourced ingredients. It’s available in the Midwest now, but President Megan Klein says the five-year plan is to be the first national local brand.

Subscription Commerce
eTailers Look To Give Instant Coffee A Jolt Via Subscriptions

eCommerce brands are disrupting the world of instant coffee by making it even more convenient via subscriptions of specialty brews. Voila Coffee Founder Kent Sheridan explains the platform and how it works – and shares his goal for instant varieties in the age of craft coffee.  Read More...

Retail Pulse
The RealReal Takes Omni Approach To New Store; Amazon Go Opens In NYC

Luxury online consignment retailer The RealReal is opening a new store in Manhattan, while Amazon recently brought its cashier-less Amazon Go concept to the borough. How is the RealReal taking an omni approach with its new space, and why is Amazon accepting cash payments at its new location? Check out this week’s Retail Pulse to find out.  Read More...

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Celebrating Small Business Week With Innovation

This week, Americans are celebrating the approximately 30 million small businesses that employ nearly half of all American workers. It’s an unusual time to run an SMB, where advances in payments and commerce mean consumer expectations are big, even for businesses that aren’t.  Read More...

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