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Retail Types, Stores

Walmart announces predictive scheduling for all US stores

November 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart workers are enjoying the advantages of predictive scheduling thanks to their employer, but many more hourly employees may reap its benefits courtesy of the law. So far, legislation requiring that certain employers use predictive scheduling exists in one state, […]


Retail Trends

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 […]


Retail Types, Stores

The Home Depot shrugs off housing slump

November 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The home improvement retailer managed to put even more daylight between itself and rivals in the sector, despite a slowdown in the U.S. housing market. Despite the housing pullback, a strong economy bodes well for The Home Depot. “From our […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

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 […]


In-Store Media, Tech

Walmart to open an in-store AI lab

November 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Even as Walmart continues to grow its e-commerce ambitions by acquiring successful online players like Eloquii and Bare Necessities, the retailer remains aggressive on the in-store technology front. It has been developing a number of technologies with in-store applications and […]


Retail Types, Stores

Sears’ past deals with ex-CEO come under fire in Ch. 11

November 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Just as few in the retail world are surprised to see Sears in bankruptcy court, few will likely be surprised to learn that Lampert’s complicated financial relationship with Sears could be the subject of litigation in Chapter 11. It’s worth […]


Self-Checkout, Tech

7-Eleven pilots mobile checkout to let customers skip the line

November 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

7-Eleven seeks to make shopping at its convenience stores even easier with the Scan & Pay feature that relies on a variety of mobile technologies, including geofencing, QR code scanning and payments. Waiting in line and the checkout process are […]


Retail Types, Stores

Reports: Amazon to split HQ2 between NYC, Northern Virginia

November 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Just days after word spread that three cities were in “late-stage” talks to win the much-anticipated HQ2, this latest news has sent shockwaves, and has already led some media outlets to declare the months-long process to pick a second headquarters […]


Retail Types, Stores

Lowe’s to shutter 51 stores in North America

November 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

New CEO Marvin Ellison, who arrived in May from J.C. Penney, appears to be taking charge at Lowe’s by shaking up his leadership team at a time when competition is heating up with rival The Home Depot. Lowe’s in August […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Amazon expands free holiday shipping to non-Prime members

November 5, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Thanks to its perk-heavy Prime membership, Amazon has long enjoyed an edge over legacy retailers because those customers get free two-day shipping. But rivals, which already have something of an advantage during the season because they have so many stores, […]