Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club?  

 Personal care; food; beverages — in category after category, the pattern is the same. We are seeing the systematic outsourcing of R&D to new retail and consumer brands just launching … Continue Reading →


Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal

 Walmart today announced its plan for taking on Amazon’s Prime Day. Amazon’s annual sales holiday kicks off tomorrow, promising a host of online deals and discounts across a variety of categories, including … Continue Reading →


Walmart squares up against Amazon with 2-day delivery across the U.S.

 Walmart has just expanded its free, two-day shipping pilot to the entire United States. The program is called ShippingPass, and it competes directly with Amazon Prime, offering users free, two-day … Continue Reading →