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Austria’s Red Wines are Ready for Prime Time

While Austria is known for its white wines, it's time to start paying attention to their reds. Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, St. (or Sankt) Laurent and …

Here's What the Future of Retail Could Look Like

Bankruptcies abound in retail. Here's how the survivors can sharpen their competitive edge.<p>Last year was a brutal one for brick-and-mortar retailers. …

Walmart’s problem isn’t Amazon — it’s a lack of interest in who its customers are

This week investors held a collective freakout over the fact that Walmart’s online sales grew at just 23 percent over the fourth quarter of 2017, down from 50 percent the previous quarter. They tanked Walmart’s stock by 10 percent, its biggest one-day decline in several decades.<p>While I also happen …

Amazon says it has more than 100 million paid Prime members

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has more than 100 million paid Prime members, the first time the company has given out a specific number on its paid …

'Entire aisles are empty': Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages

Whole Foods is facing a crush of food shortages in stores that's leading to empty shelves, furious customers, and frustrated employees.<p>Many customers are blaming Amazon, which bought Whole Foods in August for $13.7 billion. Analysts have speculated that the shortages could be due to a spike in …

As retail spending sputters, malls are evolving

Shopping malls now want to be known as a place where teens can just hang out. The exit of Sears Canada is casting a further shadow over the future of …

5 Brands Shaking Up the Grocery Industry by Changing What We Choose to Eat and How We Buy Food

In June, Chai Mishra launched Movebutter, a small online grocery store with 300 products that promised shoppers more curated and high-quality choices …

Why Instacart May Be Wal-Mart and Amazon's Biggest Rival

The delivery service has made some powerful friends.<p>If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then Instacart may soon have a whole lot of friends.<p>To be …

Three retail trends to watch in 2018

Physical retail is facing unparalleled challenges in the era of e-commerce. Innovation research and advisory company Stylus has identified three …

Walmart is taking a direct shot at Amazon and making checkout lanes obsolete

Walmart is expanding its test of a new technology that enables shoppers to scan and pay for their items without checkout lanes, registers, or cashiers.<p>The retailer is rolling out the service, called "Scan & Go," to 100 additional stores by the end of January, in addition to the 25 that already …

At NRF 2018 Retail's Big Show, Retail Technology Was Center Stage

Last week, the FGRT team attended and presented at NRF 2018 Retail’s Big Show in New York. In past years, retail technology seemed to feature more peripherally at the show, but there has been an industry shift, and technology took center stage at this year’s event. The exhibit halls were teeming …

3 Biggest Ways Blockchain Will Change Society | Inc.com

The potential of blockchain stretches far beyond and high above any of the buzz you hear surrounding cryptocurrency trading profits and initial coin offering deals. The long term, 25-year view of the technology persuasively explains how its core features show the promise to serve, if implemented …

Blockchain

Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday, and the companies say they will then lower the prices of many grocery items.<p>Over time, they say they will extend special discounts to Prime members.<p>"Amazon and Whole Foods Market technology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Prime into the …

Seven Bottles that are Changing American Whiskey

When talking American whiskey, Bourbon and rye get the most attention. But this diverse group of "weirdo whiskeys" are both experimental and …

Whiskey

20 Wines Under $20: The Savory Side of Rosé

If for no other reason than popular demand, summer is rosé season.<p>These wines, once pitilessly disparaged as dull and anemic, have been hotter than July for a decade, a climatic shift that shows no signs of letting up. In the past few months, three books on rosé have been published, possibly …

Wine

Surprise Platinum winners at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Find new wines and regions to explore with this round-up of some of the more surprising winners at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, which saw …

China Is Building a Disney World for Wine

At Chateau Changyu Reina, honey-colored brick towers enclose wide cobbled courtyards, and vast, wood-beamed halls look as if they are prepared to …

Learning Wines by Color

What does the color of wine say about the grape and flavor? We break down the various shades of reds, whites and rosés, with recommended …

Wine & Spirits

How to Taste Whiskey

Discover eight steps to unlock the complexity of whiskey, from the right glass to smelling it without burning your nose. And is it OK to add water, …

The Wine Color Chart

An old 1979 German Riesling in a glass. source<p>What Different Wine Colors Mean<p>Ever wonder if a Chardonnay you’re about to buy is going to be rich or …

Learn about Bordeaux Wine Region (Map)

<b>Pro Tip</b><br>A wine labeled <i>Bordeaux Superieur AC</i> is a great place to start when trying Bordeaux wines.<p>Learn the Tricks to Getting Cheap Bordeaux<p>Nothing …

Sonoma Wine Map (Poster)

It doesn’t really get any better than this. photo courtesy sonomawine.com<p>Sitting in-between the Pacific Ocean and Napa Valley is Sonoma County. The …

Chardonnay Wine Guide

Two Primary Chardonnay Tastes<p>If you like the idea of butter in your glass, you’ll love the classic style of oak-aged Chardonnay wine. On the other …

A Simple Guide to Burgundy Wine (with Maps)

<i>Want more confidence in buying Burgundy wine? This simplified guide includes maps, infographics, and the most important facts on the five major</i> …

The Secret to Finding Good Beaujolais Wine

Want to know how to buy better Beaujolais? Learn the region.<p>Beaujolais is the name of a little area in France just south of Burgundy. It’s one of the …

The Essential Guide to Riesling Wine

Learn the secrets of fantastic Riesling; its origins, its flavor profile, and some classic Riesling food pairings.<p>Riesling wine has a colorful German …

What is Malbec Wine? 4 Amazing Facts About Malbec

What is Malbec Wine? It’s a full-bodied red<br>wine that grows mostly in Argentina.<p>Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish, Malbec wine …

Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio Wine I Wine Folly

Perhaps you already know that Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same wine. What’s surprising is that the gray-red grape that makes these wines is a …

Semillon Wine: France's 3rd Most Important White

The word <i>‘Cabernet’</i> slips so easily off most people’s lips we forget that in the 1950’s, most Americans didn’t even know what Cabernet Sauvignon was. …

Alsace Wine Region: A Guide for Enthusiasts

<i>What should you know about Alsace wine as you explore all the wine regions of France? Learn the most important facts about Alsace including its major</i> …