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Editorial

Retail Shares Collapse as Inflation Concerns Rise

August 31, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

There is no question about the fact that inflation comes with a wide variety of undesirable effects on the global economy. This year, inflation is affecting the US economy as well as other economies around the world, as it continues […]


News & Trends

United By Blue started in wholesale, expanded to DTC and now sells other sustainable brands. Here’s why.

May 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Renewed faith in brick and mortar seems to have taken hold throughout the industry. Many brands that put their growth plans on ice over the past two years are returning to physical retail in force. Some companies with smaller store […]


Suppliers

Supply chain leaders must optimize their strategy

April 6, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

The COVID-19 pandemic has left supply chains around the world with numerous cracks. The disruptions and crises it has caused have revealed deep fault lines in both leadership and business operations. Covid has put digital disruption on fast forward, challenging […]


Editorial

Retail sales decrease as Russia’s offensive in Ukraine continues

March 31, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

The global economy is struggling to adapt to yet another crisis, after Russia decided to invade their neighboring country, Ukraine. According to the United Nations, almost 3.5 million people have already left the country now invaded by Russian forces, and […]


News & Trends

The pandemic rattled off-price retail in Q4

March 10, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Off-price retailers often rise above the challenges that tend to hurt most stores. For example, when the economy is weak, people shop off-price to save money; when the economy is strong people shop off-price because they have money to spend. […]


Suppliers

Supply chains were made to be broken. Will the industry fix them?

January 31, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For supply chains, the pandemic has brought unprecedented levels of disruption. The specific confluence of events was beyond anybody’s ability to foresee. But, at least in a general sense, everyone should have expected something like the year that just passed […]


Editorial

Why Retail Sales Will Probably Continue to Rise in October

October 29, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

With concerns about the Delta variant still on the rise and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt economies across the world, an increase in retail sales may seem not only unexpected but also a great achievement for any economy. However, […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

3 Reasons Why Independent Grocers Still Need E-commerce

October 15, 2021

Via: RIS News

No one could have predicted the grocery e-commerce boom brought on by customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Soon, grocery stores all over the country were offering online shopping to customers staying home to protect themselves and their loved ones. […]


Editorial

Are Retail Sales on the Rise?

September 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

The fast-spreading Delta variant may have a lesser impact on the economy than previously estimated. Although there is no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, American retail sales have increased in August. These results are most likely due to […]


Suppliers

The 2021 Supply Chain Top 25: Insights from leaders

September 7, 2021

Via: SCMR Editorial

For supply chain leaders, 2021 is déjà vu all over again: Along with the ongoing pandemic, supply chains have grappled with extreme weather events, transportation disruptions, facility fires and shortages of people, raw materials and finished goods. And yet, as […]


News & Trends

Top Risks For Retail Businesses In 2021 (And in The Next Decade)

July 22, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The retail industry is widely accepted as one of the leading economic indicators. industry. When the economy is growing, consumers flock to stores. On the other hand, when a recession is imminent, consumers and their wallets generally stay put and […]


Suppliers

‘Real pressure on supply chains’: How major players are balancing costs, speed and a new retail world

July 6, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

After a year of temporary closures, rapid and extreme shifts in product demand, and tidal shifts to more digital and omnichannel shopping, retailers had to decide, learn and execute more quickly than ever before. All of that put stress on […]


News & Trends

Keep Shelves Stocked with Made in USA Products

June 29, 2021

Via: Independent Retailer

Many retailers across the U.S. are facing the issue of empty shelves due to supply chain issues that were escalated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Buying products that are made in the U.S. can greatly help to not only get […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Creating a digital-first payment strategy for the post-pandemic customer

June 28, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

In recent years, retailers have focused on developing an omnichannel marketing strategy — reaching customers regardless of how they interacted with the business — in person, through ads, social media, apps or mobile devices. By making it easy to connect […]


E-commerce, News & Trends, Retail Types

What distinguished e-commerce winners and losers during the pandemic?

June 11, 2021

Via: RetailWire

The novel coronavirus pandemic gave e-commerce adoption an unprecedented boost and brought huge sales increases to some retailers. New data suggests, however, that retailers of all sizes did not benefit equally from the e-commerce boom. The biggest retailers in the […]


News & Trends

3 Ways Retail Marketers Can Strategize for Success in the Post-Pandemic Era

June 2, 2021

Via: RIS News

In March 2020, newly emerging lockdown mandates were the first of their kind, and many across the nation were struggling both professionally and personally to understand what was happening, and what would come next. Fast forward to one year later, […]


News & Trends

Jewelry Retailers: Prepare Your Curbs, not Your Cases, for 2021

May 12, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

While certain ecommerce verticals saw mind-boggling sales increases in 2020, luxury goods, including jewelry, enjoyed more modest revenue boosts, according to Signifyd Ecommerce Pulse data. And maybe that’s to be expected. After all, in the midst of a pandemic, with […]


Suppliers

How the pandemic changed retail supply chains

April 26, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

It became clear early on in the pandemic that e-commerce would emerge as a rare bright spot from the crisis. With the general guidance being to stay home, consumers frequently chose one of two options when they needed something: consolidating […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

4 Ways Voice of Customer Can Build Confidence in Your Brand

April 22, 2021

Via: RIS News

The spotlight on customer experience (CX) has never been brighter, and a positive or negative experience can highly impact a retailer’s bottom line and overall image. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a serious disruption to the retail industry […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Gucci tops the list of most popular luxury brands online, study says

April 16, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

The luxury industry is not immune from the trends the rest of retail has seen for the past year, with Luxe Digital citing premium loungewear and home collections as critical for luxury brands to reach homebound consumers during the COVID-19 […]