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Retailer Secrets of Revenue Growth

May 18, 2022

Via: RIS News

Whether you strive to win a sport championship, a music competition, or a spelling bee, winning requires you to do the same thing: You must out-perform your rivals. Moving up in the annual list of the Top 100 Retailers by […]


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IKEA Expands Sustainability Push With Home Solar Power Generation Partnership

May 16, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

IKEA U.S. has partnered with SunPower Corp. to enable IKEA Family loyalty program members to purchase home solar solutions that can generate and store their own renewable energy. The program, called Home Solar with IKEA, is expected to launch in […]


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Retail Inventory Method: A How-To Guide

May 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

When you run a store, it’s critical to keep a finger on the pulse of your business. Paying attention to metrics like inventory value can reveal a lot about the state of your company’s finances and its operational efficiency. Although […]


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Amazon faces worker demands — from shareholders

May 11, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Union organizers aren’t the only Amazon stakeholders demanding changes to its workplace policies, thanks in part to a shift in focus at the Securities and Exchange Commission. At its annual shareholders meeting later this month, Amazon will be putting forth […]


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Retail Business Response Planning for Severe Weather Events

May 10, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Taking a proactive approach in planning for and responding to severe weather volatility will help safeguard any business’s reputation — and long-term growth potential. That said, a common concern in the retail and hospitality space is how to efficiently maintain […]


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Adidas aims to fill the Nike gap at Foot Locker with expanded partnership

May 6, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Foot Locker made waves in February when the company said it would receive less Nike product going forward. The decision was based, in part, on Nike’s shift to a more DTC-focused strategy. However, Nike had also come to account for […]


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Amazon hit with $6B in costs as it grapples with excess labor, warehouse inefficiencies

May 4, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s growth has skyrocketed throughout the pandemic, doubling the size of its operations and nearly doubling its workforce over a two-year period. “Capacity decisions are made years in advance, and we made conscious decisions in 2020 and early 2021 to […]


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United By Blue started in wholesale, expanded to DTC and now sells other sustainable brands. Here’s why.

May 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Renewed faith in brick and mortar seems to have taken hold throughout the industry. Many brands that put their growth plans on ice over the past two years are returning to physical retail in force. Some companies with smaller store […]


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The Coca-Cola Company pledges $1 million to put more Georgia commercial truck drivers on the road

April 28, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a $1 million donation to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation for its system’s Commercial Truck Driving Program. The company also announced “Delivering the Future: The Coca-Cola System & Technical College System of […]


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Do Gen-Zers workers deserve to be called entitled?

April 26, 2022

Via: RetailWire

A social media firestorm erupted after a manager of Dollar Tree store in Indiana last week posted a sign disparaging Gen-Z’s work ethic and proclaiming a “Baby Boomers ONLY” hiring plea. The handwritten sign on the store’s door read: “I […]