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Retail Types, Stores

Retailers pledge to address racial profiling, unfair treatment of store customers

May 18, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

The concept of “shopkeeper’s privilege,” which is codified in many state laws, has long granted retailers leeway in detaining customers they “reasonably” suspect of stealing. The pervasiveness of racism in wider society means that leeway often translates to unfair treatment […]


Others, Tech

Mastercard launches tech that lets you pay with your hand or face

May 18, 2022

Via: Charged

Mastercard has launched new technology which allows consumers to pay for goods with their face or hand at checkout. The card provider launched the program on Tuesday for retailers to offer the new biometric payment solutions. At checkout, shoppers will […]


News & Trends

Retailer Secrets of Revenue Growth

May 18, 2022

Via: RIS News

Whether you strive to win a sport championship, a music competition, or a spelling bee, winning requires you to do the same thing: You must out-perform your rivals. Moving up in the annual list of the Top 100 Retailers by […]


Retail Types, Stores

Google opens second retail store

May 17, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Google wants its Brooklyn store to be a place where shoppers “kick back and relax” on its couches and try out its products. Heeding feedback from its Chelsea store customers, the company said it decided to also add support services, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

3 Ways Subscriptions Will Help You Thrive in the E-Commerce Era, and How to Get Started

May 17, 2022

Via: RIS News

The past two years have marked a tipping point in modern commerce. Suddenly, retail businesses have found themselves struggling to keep up with a dramatic spike in demand as ecommerce sales skyrocketed. Subscription E-Commerce: Not a Passing Fad But is […]


News & Trends

IKEA Expands Sustainability Push With Home Solar Power Generation Partnership

May 16, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

IKEA U.S. has partnered with SunPower Corp. to enable IKEA Family loyalty program members to purchase home solar solutions that can generate and store their own renewable energy. The program, called Home Solar with IKEA, is expected to launch in […]


Suppliers

Are smaller retailers getting crushed by the supply chain mess?

May 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Smaller retailers often count on speed, nimbleness and agility for an edge over larger competitors, but current supply chain disruptions are proving to be a high hurdle. Ninety-one percent of SMB retailers believe larger companies have an advantage over them […]


Others, Tech

Retail tech funding drops 11%: report

May 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

With the exception of store management technology, overall retail tech investment activity cooled during the first quarter. This is even among unicorn companies whose valuations reach or surpass $1 billion. For a time, retail unicorns appeared to be having a […]


Retail Types, Stores

Dollar Tree taps former Dollar General execs for help with supply chain, merchandising

May 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Flanigan and Gatta join Dollar Tree’s new executive chair, Richard Dreiling, as the Dollar General veterans now helping to steer Dollar Tree in its transformation efforts. Dreiling ran Dollar General as CEO from 2008 to 2015, when he retired. During […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Grocers fret over how to pass higher costs onto customers

May 9, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Thanks to record inflation, price sensitivity at the grocery channel is back. With a vengeance. And all indications suggest it’s only going to get worse. Grocers, however, have been reluctant to pass on recent manufacturer price increases because they know […]