Dollar Stores Under Pressure


In Store Brands' April cover story, Carol Spieckerman speaks extensively with editor Kathie Canning about the pressures facing the big three dollar stores.

Read the cover story online (or view the PDF).

Article by Kathie Canning, Store Brands, April 2014.

Copyright © 2014 Stagnito Media.  All rights reserved.


Bricks Got New Tricks: Carol Spieckerman Chats with Nadia Shouraboura

Carol's Latest retailNXT interview



Showrooming? Bring it.

Inventory management? Piece of cake.

Endless aisle? It’s in the back.

Small format? No limits.

It’s a store. It’s a lab. It’s a shape-shifter. It’s an incubator. It’s a solution. It’s Hointer.

And it will change everything you thought you knew about bricks, clicks and everything in between.

Tech-infused brick and mortar concepts from the likes of Bonobos, Dollar Shave Club, and Kate Spade have awakened the retail scene as of late. Hointer has been portrayed as a member of that club ever since it hung a shingle in Seattle late last year.

Newmarketbuilders CEO, Carol Spieckerman, had a feeling that there was more to Hointer than meets the eye so she went to the source.

Check out her fascinating conversation with Hointer's CEO and former Amazon supply chain guru, Nadia Shouraboura.

Carol Spieckerman on Walmart's Get On the Shelf Contest

Christie Swanson from NWAonline sought Carol's thoughts on Walmart's Get On the Shelf contest. Carol sees it as a "weapon of mass engagement" and another example of how the guys at @walmartlabs are changing the social shopping scene.

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