The MERA Blog

News, opinion and perspective on the retail industry

Apple Watch Update—Designer Bands Coming

We’ve been bullish on the Apple Watch since its announcement last Fall.  Despite intial mixed reviews, we believe that wearables will continue to grow, as an always-on lifestyle will require more streamlined management of information. One of the push-backs we’ve heard... read more

Celebrity Risks as Macy’s Dumps Trump

We’ve talked before about the how controversial issues can put brands at risk, but what we’ve seen over the last few weeks is the dramatic implosion of the Trump retail brand. Donald Trump’s controversial speech as he officially entered the Presidential arena has had... read more


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