Low Retail Workforce this Holiday Season

Low Retail Workforce this Holiday Season

  Low Unemployment, Fewer Holiday Workers, and Poor Store Execution Air is cooler, trees are thinner, and hiring signs are in every window—the holiday season is here. Furthermore, the unemployment rate is at an all-time low, and consumer spending is at a high. So...
Internet of Things

Internet of Things

     “70% of retail decision makers globally are ready to adopt IoT to improve customer experiences. #IoT #retail #CX” – @Forbes on Twitter The phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) is currently echoing around the workplace, becoming an increasingly popular vertical for...
Is Failure Really the Same Thing as Swiss Cheese?

Is Failure Really the Same Thing as Swiss Cheese?

Is Failure Really the Same as Swiss Cheese? Imagine this, you are walking through an aisle of candy trying to decide which chocolate to pick up. You notice one brand that clearly takes up the majority of the shelf. What brand would you guess that is? If you thought...
Observers Take on Black Friday

Observers Take on Black Friday

Black Friday is a day when brands offer the best deals of the year to consumers. With massive crowds and unbelievable deals, stores experience a lot of traffic. Videos are posted all over the internet of people throwing items around, pushing each other to get through...
Observa Index Report Overview

Observa Index Report Overview

Observa conducted our second annual study to measure the pricing of consumer goods supporting various lifestyles across the United States. The results revealed significant trends in how brands and retailers price their products in varying cities and how that...