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Retail’s Future: Open-Air, Curbside, And Data-Driven

March 10, 2021

Via: Forbes

A year after the onset of the Coronavirus conflagration that triggered the wholesale shutdown of shopping malls and precipitated the bankruptcies of so many venerated brands, the smoke is beginning to clear and the shape of the future of retail […]


Retail Types, Stores

Home Depot tops estimates as sales surge 25%, but shares fall on worries pandemic gains won’t last

February 23, 2021

Via: CNBC

Home Depot’s fourth-quarter earnings surged past investors’ expectations as consumers poured more money into home improvement due to the pandemic and strength of the real estate market. Shares were down nearly 6% early Tuesday, after the company did not provide […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walgreens To Expand Covid-19 Vaccination To Pharmacies In 23 States

February 19, 2021

Via: Forbes

Walgreens said it will begin receiving more than 480,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses weekly as part of the broader effort to increase vaccination at U.S. pharmacies in more than 20 states and jurisdictions. The Biden administration earlier this week said it […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon is being sued by New York’s attorney general over its COVID-19 response

February 17, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is being sued by New York’s attorney general who argued its extreme profit margins “came at the expense of the lives, health and safety of its frontline workers”. Letitia James officially filed a complaint at the New York Supreme […]


News & Trends

Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Other Retailers Tapped for Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

February 3, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and 18 other retailers will become part of COVID-19 vaccination programs, in partnership with the CDC through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. This federal initiative will let the retailers accept and administer allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine […]


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Will vaccine reluctant Americans slow the retail comeback from COVID-19?

January 28, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Getting back to some semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy in the U.S. is entirely dependent on the nation’s ability to get a handle on the coronavirus. Medical professionals and public policy experts have been pointing to individual and business safety measures […]


E-commerce, FMCG products, Retail Types

Is Amazon on its way to becoming America’s favorite grocer?

January 14, 2021

Via: RetailWire

A new survey finds that Amazon.com has become the preferred source of groceries for the largest number of Americans. The findings, introduced yesterday during a streaming session at the NRF Big Show 2021, were based on a survey of 10,000 […]


Retail Types, Stores

Have retailers solved their long line problems?

January 6, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Outside line monitoring, reservations, time limits and mobile checkout are some ways retailers have been managing customer queues during the pandemic. Lines outside grocers and big boxes seen at the beginning of the pandemic are expected to return in many […]


News & Trends

Covid pandemic made low-wage workers essential, but hard-earned gains are fleeting

December 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

In the spring, cheers, claps and clanging pots and pans rung out every night in cities at 7 p.m. in a show of thanks for essential workers. The label not only described doctors and nurses tending to Covid-19 patients, but […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online purchases now account for up to 70% of John Lewis sales

December 22, 2020

Via: Charged

Purchases made online accounted for up to 70 per cent of sales at John Lewis this year, as the retailer reported back on its Shop, Live, Look consumer report for 2020. Examining customer trends in the past 12 months, John […]