Tag: Christmas


Supply Chain Set to Deliver this Christmas

December 14, 2023

Via: SCMR Editorial

When it comes to Christmas – the shopping season, not the part about the eventful birth several centuries ago in Bethlehem – the last few years were packaged in considerable challenges to the retail and logistics industries. The weather wasn’t […]

News & Trends

Google interview: How online retailers can win in a challenging landscape

November 18, 2022

Via: Charged

As the UK heads into peak online shopping season, with both Black Friday and Christmas on the horizon, retailers are facing a double whammy of cost inflation and subdued consumer demand. This week, Google shared new market research findings to […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Christmas traffic spike could cause online ‘meltdown’ as labour crisis impacts software engineers

October 12, 2021

Via: Charged

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas could see retailers’ ecommerce systems collapse entirely as tech bosses warn there “simply aren’t enough quality engineers to keep up with the demand”. The spike in online traffic expected to hit ecommerce sites over […]

News & Trends

How do you grow sales the week after Christmas?

December 28, 2020

Via: RetailWire

After-Christmas retail can be fun — even with a pandemic — as long as you stay focused on making money and minimizing returns instead of just giving profits away through aggressive promotions and discounts. Here are seven ways to grow […]

News & Trends

Holiday hiring ain’t what it used to be

September 30, 2020

Via: RetailWire

It’s that time of year again when retailers set out their “help wanted” signs for new hires to assist in getting through the Christmas rush. This year, however, has been anything but typical for retailers, and that is true as […]

News & Trends

COVID-19, Christmas and working conditions are stressing retail workers out

September 4, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Some retailers may have eliminated hazard pay, but the threat of COVID-19 is far from over and frontline workers are feeling the pressure. Fifty-five percent of retail workers are feeling more stressed during the crisis, 60 percent report having higher […]

News & Trends

‘Shocking’ discounts may make 2019 the most promotional holiday since the Great Recession

January 3, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Analysts have been expecting plenty of discounts during the fourth quarter. Moody’s analysts warned in December that the six fewer selling days between Thanksgiving and Christmas could “exacerbate the promotional environment” for the period. They noted, as an example, that […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-commerce, Retail Types

Kohl’s Makes Last-Minute Holiday Push with Stores Open Around the Clock Till Christmas

December 11, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Kohl’s is making last-minute shopping easy for customers by offering free, in-store pick up within two hours on most eligible purchases made on its website and mobile app through Christmas Eve, with most orders ready within one hour. In addition, […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, News & Trends

A roundup of retail holiday deals

November 18, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Fourth quarter of 2019 is a make it or break it time for many retailers. This has been a record year for store closures. Credit Suisse recently said 7,600 stores have shut their doors — the highest in the index’s […]

News & Trends

Is the short holiday season an excuse for retailers to post soft sales results?

November 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

While Black Friday is still weeks away, several retailers have already begun rolling out holiday promotions in an attempt to make up for this year’s shortened shopping season. Target in October announced it would offer free shipping on “hundreds of […]

News & Trends

Peak holiday shopping season to shift into December this year

October 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Deloitte’s holiday report notes considerable opportunity to woo what it calls “high spenders” this holiday season. This group tends to be older, with 65% of the group older than 40. But they don’t only spend more — they also spend […]

Retail Types, Stores

Retail Therapy: Target is dreaming of a cheesy Christmas

October 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

It’s been another weird week in retail. Target will soon debut a cheese advent calendar for those who love brie more than chocolate, knockoff Halloween costumes are rising from the dead and Balenciaga is being sued by the Car Freshner […]

News & Trends

Brick-and-mortar stores raked in 84% of holiday sales in 2017

September 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Black Friday through Christmas serves as a gantlet for retailers to run, a period that tests their ability to capture growing e-commerce sales. That increasingly depends on meeting shopper expectations for fulfillment, being transparent about holiday shipping and transacting on […]

News & Trends

Retail Therapy: The 8 funniest holiday retail moments of 2017

December 22, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

We see weird things going on in retail year-round, but the holiday season seems to be particularly fertile ground for some of retail’s oddest efforts. From over-the-top Christmas catalogs and Thanksgiving dinner pants to Halloween costumes that went further than […]


Will Walmart woo holiday procrastinators with in-store pickup?

December 20, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

With Christmas just days away, it’s a toss up whether online orders will be delivered in time. But with more consumers browsing and buying from the comfort of their smartphone or desktop — and a significant number of last-minute sales […]

News & Trends

What nobody wants for Christmas: An Amazon-Walmart price war

December 15, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is gaining on Amazon. That might seem like an odd statement to make about a brick-and-mortar retail behemoth that rakes in almost four times more in retail sales than e-commerce leader Amazon. Here, though, the statement refers to online […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase Between 3.6 and 4 Percent

October 3, 2017

Via: Business Wire

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, […]