- November 15, 2022
“Macroeconomic factors like waning consumer demand and absorbed spending pullback is probably going to have an impact on all of retail, and amongst the retail sectors, I think apparel is going to be one of the sectors that is going to get hit the hardest,” said Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation and associate professor of marketing, in an interview with Bisnow.
- November 9, 2022
How Kroger and Albertson's will mesh their approaches to automation is just one of many technology-related questions the grocery chains will need to resolve as they look to merge, according to Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation, in an interview with Grocery Dive.
- October 31, 2022
A number of retail mergers and acquisitions went awry in 2022. So what’s in store for 2023? "If this holiday season doesn’t go well, then you’re probably going to see more talks of mergers and acquisitions,” said Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation, in an interview with Retail Dive.
- October 19, 2022
From old-fashioned self-scan machines to stores with no physical checkout at all, the options are growing for improving the experience. There are a few reasons these technologies are gaining steam. “First, of course, is the labor shortage that we’re dealing with,” said Gautham Vadakkepatt, marketing professor and director of the Center for Retail Transformation in an interview with C-Store Dive.
- Aldi is the US's fastest-growing grocery chain and more households earning $50-100K are shopping there. Here are the no-frills tactics that help make it so cheap.October 22, 2022
Center for Retail Transformation Director and Marketing Professor Gautham Vadakkepatt shares his expertise with Business Insider in an article about how discount grocer Aldi maintains its low prices.
- October 19, 2022
Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation, told BisNow he has seen mall valuations fall “astronomically” in recent years.
- February 21, 2022
Marketing Professor Russell Abratt is quoted as an expert in WalletHub's 2022 Stat Farm Insurance Review.
- September 14, 2022
How are some brands able to ride the wave of macroeconomic expansions while others are better able to successfully weather contractions? In an interview with Phys.org, Marketing Professor Tarun Kushwaha talks about his new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how six brand attributes affect how well a brand performs during economic expansions and contractions.
- September 8, 2022
Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation and marketing professor, provided some expert advice on mitigating retail crime in an interview with Retail TouchPoints.
- August 25, 2022
In this episode of the RETHINK Retail podcast, Center for Retail Transformation Director Gautham Vadakkepatt discusses the center's recent panel discussions on a myriad of key trends impacting the retail landscape, such as sustainability, the metaverse, frictionless retail, and more.