The 5 that matter – New York City and Online

With a recent visit to New York under our belt, capturing another 2,000 images charting the latest and greatest added to the vault…. I was thinking about how to reflect on the trip and break the huge number of observations in to manageable chunks. Be it blogs, newsletters or our wider reports.

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Advertising aside. New York City offers some great highlights from all walks of retail life, Food stores particularly are strong with the ever impressive Whole Foods alongside new kid (on the smaller format block) Target and their attempts to become multichannel and not just be famed for big box retailing.

So, with online growing at a huge rate; fulfilment becoming ever quicker and ever more challenging in a bulging metropolis like New York City. How are retailers overcoming such hurdles to cater for online customers in one of the busiest cities in the world?

Here are the 5  that matter:

1. Whole Foods seen using public transport and delivering on foot. Just how efficient is this service?

Whole Foods delivery

2. Target pushing their same day delivery service from their ‘City’ shops.

Target Same Day Delivery

3. Amazon Lockers were predictably rolling out, every Whole Foods visited featured one.

Whole Foods Locker

4. Amazon Books – Like B&N Cardholders scheme. Amazon Prime had price match as physical retail costs more.

Prime prices Amazon Books

5. Bloomingdales – Does everyone ‘get it’? Convenience is everything, I don’t want to visit and travel to ‘3rd level’.

Bloomingdales Store Services

Much more to come from New York on the blog and our newsletter service too.

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