How high will sales rise? Predictions for the 2021 holiday season

November 5, 2021

Category: News & Trends

Projections for last year’s holiday spending were modest as widespread concerns about the pandemic threatened retail’s biggest time of year. This year, the expectations are much rosier, despite supply chain bottlenecks and factory shutdowns that have challenged retailers’ ability to […]

Will physical and digital retail operations perform better on their own?

October 20, 2021

Category: News & Trends

The lure of high valuation, standalone digital businesses is leading some retailers in a new strategic direction. While most sales come through stores, online is accelerating because of shopping trends begun at the onset of the pandemic. The challenges of […]

Best Tips & Practices for Dealing with Refund Abuse

October 14, 2021

Category: News & Trends

Returns have always been a sore spot for retailers, especially right after the holiday season. With the surge in online shopping that was brought on by the pandemic, refund abuse is becoming an even bigger concern, and experts predict this […]

News & Trends

President Biden Meets With Retailers About Holiday Shopping

December 1, 2021

Via: RIS News

President Biden met with leading retail executives from Walmart, Kroger, Best Buy, CVS Health and more on November 29th to discuss their outlook for the holiday shopping season, and the steps companies large and small have taken to meet consumer […]

News & Trends

Shopper Journeys Transforming Category by Category

November 30, 2021

Via: Independent Retailer

The modern shopper journey has transformed so drastically over the past few years that the company Alter Agents decided that the shifting shopper landscape was ripe for study. Ultimately, they conducted a national survey earlier in 2021 asking respondents about […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Supermarkets have cut plastic packaging by a tenth, report reveals

November 30, 2021

Via: Charged

Leading UK manufacturers and retailers have reduced plastic by 10 per cent over the past few years, a new report has revealed. In addition, members of the “UK plastics pact”, made up of major supermarkets, manufacturers and producers have almost […]


Amazon expects to deliver more packages than UPS and FedEx by 2022

November 30, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon expects to deliver more packages than UPS and and FedEx by 2022 at the very latest, according to an Amazon executive. “We expect we will be one of the largest carriers in the world by the end of this […]