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Category: Retail Trends


Retail Trends

New York sues Walmart, Target over toys containing lead

December 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

New York is alleging that the retailers and their vendor violated laws “related to selling hazardous toys, as well as deceptive acts and false advertising — by importing, distributing, selling, or holding for sale thousands of Cra-Z-Jewelz kits in New […]


Retail Trends

California lays out new e-commerce tax requirements

December 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In a narrow 5-4 ruling this June, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a landmark precedent in the e-commerce sales tax debate, thereby striking down a law that previously only mandated that companies with a physical presence in […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Imports reach record 2M containers as retailers rush to beat tariffs

December 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The remainder of this year will be strong, as November was estimated at 2.01 million TEUs, a 14% YoY increase. December, generally slow because most holiday merchandise already is on the shelves, is forecast at 1.83 million TEUs, a 6.1% […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Retailers push for faster debit card transaction settlement

December 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Customers who pay for purchases with debit cards expect to take their items home instantly, but for the merchants they buy from, obtaining the money exchanged for goods is anything but instant. The payment that has been made by the […]


Retail Trends

6 Tips for Training Your Retail Staff to Sell More

December 6, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

Whether you’re looking to ramp-up your December holiday sales or take advantage of downtime in the slower winter months, there’s always a good reason to kick your sales training up a notch. Here are six strategies to help your team […]


Retail Trends

Organized retail crime continues to surge

December 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Crime-causing losses for retailers is nothing new, but the problem continues to grow, and some of that growth may be directly connected to retailers’ efforts at digital transformations. The study, which involved 66 loss professionals at different types and sizes […]


Retail Trends

70% consumers still want human interaction versus bots

November 30, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers with large-scale service needs are increasingly turning to various forms of automated technology to support customer service operations. When you consider how much money might otherwise be spent on staffing up call centers with humans, it’s easy to see […]


Retail Trends

Holiday shoppers of tech gifts are migrating online

November 29, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

It comes with little surprise that CTA’s study found that the most-purchased technology gifts were the ones with the most-hyped deals, including: 4K Ultra High-Definition ecosystem, video game consoles and smart speakers. In fact, 29% of tech gift shoppers said […]


Retail Trends

Mobile shopping campaigns on Thanksgiving grew 44%

November 28, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Kenshoo’s report indicates mobile ads are a key part of the holiday marketing strategy for brands and retailers as shoppers shift their online buying to smartphones and tablets. Lower-priced mobile shopping ads pushed down the average search cost-per-click (CPC) by […]


Retail Trends

More than 164 Million Consumers Will Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

November 20, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released Friday, November 16th by the […]