Friday, April 8, 2016

Clint Powell: Lessons Learned This Month

Here are the five lessons I have learned this month. Believe it or not us aging folks can still learn lessons – in other words – an old dog can still learn new tricks. This month has had a lot of ups and downs and the biggest things I have learned is that I still have a lot to learn. Some of these lessons have been painful – some have caused me to rethink my business model and a few have encouraged me that I am on the right track. All of that is the normal pain and joy of learning. So what has March taught me?  Read the entire article here courtesy of  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Here's How the 2 Biggest Players in the Battle of the Drugstores Stack Up Head-to-Head

Drugstores have exploded into a $252 billion business in the United States, and with over 11 million Americans coming into the healthcare system via Obamacareso far this year, it's only going to get bigger. And yet, the segment's getting smaller all the time—not in dollar value, but brands. If you're on your way to the local drugstore, chances are it's one of three places—Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid. Now consider this: If regulators green light Walgreens' plan to gobble up Rite Aid, those players will dwindle to two. Few other industries have so few chains competing for so much revenue. So, who's likely to come out on top? And what distinguishes the top two brands, anyway? Below, a snapshot of big pharma's biggest retailers. Might as well get acquainted now, since they'll probably be filling your next prescription very soon.

Read the entire article courtesy of Adweek.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Consumers Trust Non-Celeb Influencers More

Influencer marketing is on the rise but some approaches are more effective than others, according to a new survey of 14,000 U.S. adults conducted by Collective Bias earlier this month, which found that a sizeable segment of respondents were more likely to heed recommendations from non-celebrity influencers than celebrities.

Read the entire article here courtesy of Media Post.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Retailers are clamoring over a specific kind of millennial

Retailers are clamoring for the attention of a group of consumers that's growing in both number and power: millennial moms.

Chick-fil-A recently launched a service called "Mom's Valet" for parents with young children.

The service lets parents order at the drive-thru with their children in the car with them, and then go inside where a Chick-fil-A employee will have a table ready — with however many high chairs they need — and serve them.

Starbucks is also trying to cater to young parents...

Read the entire article here courtesy of Business Insider.

Monday, April 4, 2016

5 emerging ingredient trends that will reshape the beverage industry in 2016

Natural ingredients. Soda’s decline. The rise of energy drinks, dairy alternatives, and ready-to-drink tea and coffee — manufacturers are already aware of major movements sweeping through the beverage industry. But lesser-known trends are poised to be just as disruptive.

Read the entire article here courtesy of Food Dive.

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