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Retail Types, Stores

J.C. Penney inks deal to sell itself, looks to close in time for holidays

October 21, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

More than a month has passed since Penney first announced a deal in principle to sell its operations to Brookfield and Simon. In other kinds of court cases, that may be a miniscule increment of time. In a retail bankruptcy, […]


Retail Types, Stores

CVS Health To Hire 15,000 Pharmacy Workers As Seasonal Flu And Covid-19 Collide

October 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

Drugstore giant CVS Health will hire 15,000 full and part-time workers as the company braces for an influx of customer needs during seasonal influenza season and the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19. CVS, which has 300,000 U.S. employees across its operations […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walgreens Sees Store Rebound Despite $520 Million Covid-19 Hit

October 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a $520 million “adverse Covid-19 impact” in its fourth quarter as the global drugstore chain begins a slow rebound during the pandemic. Walgreens, which owns more than 21,000 stores around the world in more than 25 […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Types, Stores

Has Walmart come up with an answer to Best Buy’s Geek Squad?

October 13, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Walmart is taking part in a pilot program to test the viability of offering consumer electronics and technology services to its customers at a fraction of what similar services such as Best Buy’s Geek Squad cost. The retailer is setting […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

International online luxury sales jumped 170% over August and September

October 5, 2020

Via: Charged

Online cross-border luxury sales have shot up by nearly 200 per cent as the “much-predicted shift to digital luxury” gets underway. Throughout August and September, international sales of luxury goods spiked 170 per cent compared to a year earlier as […]


Retail Types, Stores

Black Friday is over: Here’s why retailers are touting weeks of deals this year

October 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Black Friday has been losing its clout for years. The coronavirus pandemic could be what finishes it. The one-day event of doorbuster deals, packed mall parking lots and crowded shops has long been considered the unofficial kickoff to the holiday […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart reimagines its supercenters

October 1, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Walmart has introduced a new store design to help millions of customers who shop at its supercenters every year reap the full advantages of the “omni-shopping experience.” In a blog post, Janey Whiteside, the retailer’s chief customer officer, says the […]


Retail Types, Stores

The American Dream megamall in New Jersey reopens putting Triple Five’s experience strategy to its biggest test

October 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

It was March 16 — just three days ahead of the grand opening of dozens of retail stores at the American Dream megamall in New Jersey — when the 3-million-square-foot complex shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ongoing construction […]


Retail Types, Stores

Target to double holiday staffing for same-day services

September 25, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

In a holiday season defined by the continued spread of COVID-19, Target clearly anticipates customers will keep leaning on same-day options as they try to minimize time spent in indoor public spaces. During the second quarter, Target’s same-day services (Pick […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart has changes in-store as the holidays near

September 25, 2020

Via: RetailWire

The Christmas selling season is kicking off earlier than ever and Walmart announced on Wednesday its plans to meet the needs of its customers at this time. The retailer said it plans to hire an additional 20,000 workers to help […]