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Two retailers recently announced some noteworthy ways to make things a little better for shoppers this year.
First, Starbucks last month made its pumpkin spice latte available earlier than ever, on August 25 — and while cynics might say the announcement is just a ploy to draw in more customers, let’s be honest: isn’t that what retail is?
Specifically, Starbucks is acting on customer data and on conversations they’ve had with their customers, they understand their customers have been locked in their homes for six months, many of their stores have been closed — so why shouldn’t they give their customers access to a popular comfort food a little sooner than expected?
Home Depot made a similarly…