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Tailgates, PSLs, OTRs … Oh My!

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald In just one short fleeting week, students will be back in school (if they aren’t already!) and we’ll be gearing up for some upcoming exciting Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) events! As consumers begin to seek out pumpkin...

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The Changing Definition of Convenience

From Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s in 1955 to Pop-Tarts to microwaves, consumers have long placed a high value on convenience. And why shouldn’t we? Time is the greatest equalizer, no matter your position in the work world or your wealth. It’s our most precious commodity. We all have the same amount of it, as well...

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New Speakers! Member News!

Lots of news to share this week! Let’s get started … New Speakers! We’ve been spending a lot time in the Inner Circle telling you all about the Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s (WIRLC) On the Road regional, day-long events taking place in New York City and San Francisco this fall. You probably know by now that...

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The Sweet Success of Sugarfina

It was only a few years ago that Sugarfina was an unknown candy store. From its sweet beginnings — pun intended (the co-founders came up with the idea while watching “Willy Wonka” on a date) — to today’s luxury candy shop, a lot has changed. Now, there aren’t many places you can go without seeing...

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Good News! There’s a Consumption Boom Coming!

The stars are quietly aligning for the next big consumer consumption boom thanks to the inevitable suburban migration of millennial moms and dads, who will be headed to the same pleasant neighborhoods their boomer parents sought as their families expanded. Boomers, generally now age 55-75, followed the paths of the generations before them, often embarking...

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Good Morning, August

Seriously, how is it August already?! While some are already thinking tis the season (back-to-school season that is), we’re enjoying the last few (hot!) weeks we have of the summer season lounging poolside … just kidding! We’ve definitely been enjoying the summer weather and taking a minute to relax, but it hasn’t slowed down our...

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