Tag: report

FMCG products, Retail Types

Report: Walmart favored over Amazon among online grocery shoppers

November 8, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart and Amazon have been in a fierce battle over grocery dollars this year, showing just how much the omnichannel experience has evolved as a brick-and-mortar giant challenges an e-commerce behemoth. Last year, Retail Feedback Group found that Amazon was […]


Supply Management Integration & Synergies

March 28, 2016

Via: SCMR Editorial

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining MAPI’s Division Leadership Council, comprised principally of business unit presidents, and contributing to the discussion. The topic: how to optimize supply management synergies when acquiring another business. In preparation for that session, I […]

News & Trends

Retail employment up

March 7, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

A strong report on Friday from the Labor Department shows that retail employment was up 51,100 jobs in February on the heels of a gain of 52,100 in January. Compared with February 2015, retail jobs were up by 247,300. The […]

News & Trends, Others

Report: Online-only strategy ultimately unsustainable for most retailers

January 13, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

A new study links retailers’ success to an omnichannel strategy that includes physical stores. According to the report, by L2 and titled “Death of Pureplay Retail,” online-only retailers are at a disadvantage due to high costs for marketing and shipping, […]

E-payment & Data Security, News & Trends

Early Reports Show Holiday Shopping Finished Strong

January 6, 2016

Via: Innovative Retail Technologies News

The 2015 holiday shopping season ended with a bang, indicating that retailers were able to pull off a fairly healthy season this year, possibly beating the National Retail Federation’s prediction of 3.7% growth. While the NRF has not yet released […]

News & Trends, Suppliers

Manufacturing activity finishes 2015 in declining fashion, reports ISM

January 5, 2016

Via: SCMR Editorial

Manufacturing activity contracted in December for the second straight month, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business. The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, came in at 48.2 (50 or higher indicates growth) in […]

Loyalty Programs, News & Trends

RetailMeNot: Consumers favor certain categories for online deals

December 29, 2015

Via: Chain Store Age

When it came to clicking online coupons in 2015, consumers had clear preferences about what they wanted discounts for. Online deal and discount platform released a list of the 10 most popular coupons among its users in 2015. Some […]


Macy’s posts disappointing Q3; pursuing real estate options (but no REIT) and outlet growth

November 12, 2015

Via: Chain Store Age

Macy’s Inc. on Wednesday blamed warm weather, weak tourist traffic and excessive inventory for the company’s worse-than-expected third quarter results. The company said it will not pursue spinning off its properties into a real-estate investment trust, but that it is […]