Welcome Back from Summer

Back to business and back to the challenges and opportunities of retailing and store brands. Roy White surveys retail contraction and store closings but says new types of retailing may offer more opportunities than critics might expect. Maureen Donoghue reports on how shopping for less is quickly replacing shopping for more. Brad Edmondson analyzes income trends and finds where store brands have advantages. Meanwhile, Hans Kraak from PLMA Live in Europe honors America’s contribution to Europe’s lifestyle and reminds us that payback may be in the offing. Click here to download video

Category Profile: Millennials Give New Life to Men's Grooming

Will men become the next marketing target for beauty products? The answer is yes as Millennials and Gen Z bring new ideas about personal lifestyle and appearance to the marketplace. PLMA’s monthly category profile examines the consumer trends, and the retailers and suppliers who are making them happen. Click here to download video

Research and Technology:
The Facts About CBD

Dr. Kantha Shelke explains the basics about CBD and its market potential. Click here to download video

Have We Reached ‘Peak Amazon’ Yet?

The phenomenal rise of Amazon over the past decade is posing a formidable challenge for retailers around the world. Now Amazon itself is facing some big challenges of its own. Tim Simmons spoke with Natalie Berg, a retail analyst who has been studying Amazon for years and has published a book focusing on the company’s current strategies and prospects for future growth. Click here to download video