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Sports retailers struggle with systemic culture problems

November 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The world of sports retail has not been quiet this year. The trouble arguably started in February, when former Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin resigned from his position following claims of misconduct. Things got worse for the sector from there. Nike […]


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42% of holiday shoppers turning to mobile this year

November 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

It’s late 2018, and brick-and-mortar stores have not been vaporized from the landscape — people actually shop in them, and plan to keep doing so this holiday season. In fact, more retailers have become focused on refining in-store shopper experiences […]


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Retail Therapy: Frontgate’s $5,000 deer in the holiday headlights

November 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

It’s been another weird week in retail. Frontgate’s holiday catalog is filled with expensive deer that won’t eat your yard, Ralph Lauren released a $3,500 sweater that’s equal parts ugly and expensive and the people of Delaware are all lit […]


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7 Tips for Thanksgiving Weekend Sales

November 8, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

This year, the National Retail Federation predicts that retail sales could hit as high as $720.89 billion. Black Friday is traditionally the busiest in-store shopping day of the year. Last year Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in the […]


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Holiday e-commerce expected to reach $124B

November 2, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers are set to benefit from their own efforts to boost their online channels and omnichannel services as holiday shoppers increasingly turn to the web to get much of their lists taken care of. “As online shopping surges with another […]


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5 issues most likely to cause holiday e-commerce outages

October 30, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

At least four retailers, including big names Macy’s and Lowe’s, suffered website outages at different points during the Black Friday weekend last year. Such outages unfortunately have become something of an expectation for major shopping events and sales. For example, […]


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Consumers to spend $96B on tech for the holidays

October 29, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sight and sound will drive holiday technology gift sales this year to record sales. Televisions and smart speakers equipped with video displays are among the leading gift choices, and voice tech is driving growth in that category of products, as […]


Retail Trends

Proposed postal rates could cost Amazon $1B

October 26, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

It’s no surprise an increase in rates from USPS, which Amazon still relies upon heavily for last-mile delivery despite some efforts to bring that task in-house, add up to big bucks. Should the cost increase reach the $1 billion mark, […]


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5 top women transforming retail

October 25, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Some of the biggest pushes in retail innovation are coming from female executives. Yet leadership in the retail sector, like many other industries, is not always diverse. The number of female chief executives within Fortune 500 companies fell by 25% […]


Retail Trends

Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4.1% more this year

October 25, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Evidence is mounting that retailers are in for a cheery season this year. This survey follows NRF’s annual holiday spending forecast, which uses a variety of economic factors to project overall spending rather than per-consumer spending. The forecast estimates that […]