Miller Zell Blog: Digital Solutions

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Evolving Consumer Sentiments

Consumer sentiments changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they will change again as society begins a process of reopening. Retailers must stay on top of the evolution of these..

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The Digital Path Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of in-store digital initiatives because of expediency. Those who had been digital leaders found themselves ahead of the curve, while..

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Winning with Customers at Curbside

I enjoyed an opportunity recently to conduct a webinar for the International Signage Association on the rise of BOPIS (buy online, pick up in store) during the pandemic. We..

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Reflecting on 2020 and What Lies Ahead

No question, 2020 has been an unprecedented, anxious year, for people and businesses. Yet as we at Miller Zell reflect on what 2020 entailed and what we can expect from 2021 and..

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What She Didn’t Say

I was honored to be interviewed on a podcast last month by Terry Badger from the financial services industry think tank, @BAI_Info (BAI Banking Strategies). Besides suddenly being..

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Evolving Trip Missions During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered two cornerstones of retail success: traffic and dwell time. Since March, stores have been forced to reduce capacity in order to support social..

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COVID-19 Accelerates Need for Innovation

Before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people’s lives and the international economy, every retailer knew it needed to consistently innovate in order to stay ahead of its..

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Back-to-School, Holiday Shopping During COVID-19

Our nation and world are reopening in phases and with caution, so retailers are adopting new standards while also aspiring to create the best possible customer experience.

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Emotional Intelligence and Store Design

The tired dad pulls up to the drive-through window to pick up his family’s dinner, his two young children screaming in the back seat. The associate hands the man his food. Then..

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Euroshop 2020: A Retail Tour

A crew from Miller Zell attended Euroshop 2020 in Dusseldorf and came away inspired by the potential for innovation in brick and mortar retail. Not only did the February event..

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Ready to Adopt the Latest Tech?

There were 4,500 exhibitors and 20,000 tech products at CES in January. Many were captivating. Some could become transformative in the industry. Digital innovation is..

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What's Top-of-Mind for Retailers in 2020?

While every retailer enters 2020 with a specific set of priorities and challenges, Miller Zell has been hearing six on a regular basis.

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How Do Retailers Meet the Expectations of Multiple Generations?

Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the United States, but Baby Boomers possess more than half of household wealth. Yet Generation Z is entering adulthood and it..

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Worried About an Economic Downturn?

Is the longest, consumer-led economic expansion in U.S. history running out of steam?

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