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Retail Trends

Coronavirus’ Impact On Customer Shopping Behavior And What To Expect For The Holidays

October 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

The coronavirus pandemic will have a profound impact on holiday shopping due to dramatically changed shopping behaviors. Customers want to feel safe shopping in stores and are spending money in different categories than last year, as we go into the […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Target says it will hold your spot in line as it looks to make holiday shopping safer during Covid pandemic

October 22, 2020

Via: CNBC

As the coronavirus pandemic and holiday season collide, Target said Thursday is is rolling out new measures over the next few weeks to put shoppers at ease. It will double the number of parking spots dedicated to curbside pickup. Customers […]


Suppliers

Retailers face operational, logistical hurdles in pandemic-driven switch to ship from store

October 21, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers scrambled to change their fulfillment operations as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country. Stores shut down, and those left open had to figure out a way to get their inventory to online shoppers. In April, Levi’s began increasing its […]


Retail Trends

5 retailers winning despite the pandemic

October 8, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted virtually every segment of the retail industry and created an incomparable sense of uncertainty. Between dealing with both supply and demand issues, an economic downturn and temporary store closures en masse, the effects of the past […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon a “threat to public health” as over 19,000 workers contract COVID-19

October 2, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon says that nearly 20,000 frontline workers in the US have contracted COVID-19, the equivalent of 1.44 per cent of its total workforce. Amazon disclosed the figures, which cover both Amazon and Whole Foods workers, in a blog post this […]


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 […]


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 Trends

Is the Halloween retail opportunity becoming less scary?

September 30, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Party City last week announced plans to open 25 Halloween City stores, down from 255 in 2019. In September, Spirit Halloween revealed plans to open about 1,400 pop-ups, three percent higher than last year. The difference reflects wide uncertainty regarding […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Did CDC’s announcement boost retail’s online sales prospects for Christmas?

September 29, 2020

Via: RetailWire

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants all those Americans who have made Black Friday shopping trips an annual event to stay far away from the mall and retail stores this year. The government agency has issued a list […]


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 […]