Tag: retail sector

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Retail sector is ‘woefully underprepared’ for Black Friday cyber attacks

November 10, 2022

Via: Charged

New research from global Coalfire Coalfire has found that retail is one of the worst-performing sectors when it comes to defending against cyberattacks. The analysis comes just as retailers across the UK are gearing up for the vital Christmas trading […]

Retail Types, Stores

One in five retail workers are planning to quit the sector

May 26, 2022

Via: Charged

A new report by industry charity the Retail Trust has found that one in five (21%) British retail workers and nearly a third (31%) of people working for the UK’s biggest retailers are planning to quit the sector. The Retail […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Cybercriminals target retail with 264% surge in attacks

February 17, 2022

Via: Charged

Cybercriminals have targeted the retail sector over the past 12 months, with a 264% surge in ransomware attacks on ecommerce and online retail businesses. The figures from SonicWall’s biannual report revealed that cyber attacks and IT security threats have surged […]


Amid Supply Chain Woes, One Area of Retail Has a Product Glut — Resale

October 28, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

While most retailers are struggling to deal with product delays and shortages this holiday season, one retail sector has a seemingly unlimited supply of goods – resale. New research from recommerce platform Mercari found that American households are currently sitting […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Retail worst hit by ‘pingdemic’ as nearly 75,000 staff forced to self-isolate this month

July 23, 2021

Via: Charged

Retail workers have been harder hit than any other sector by the ‘pingdemic’ crisis seeing nearly 75,000 staff forced to self-isolate this month. New data from FirstCare, the UK’s largest database of workplace absences, shows that the government’s list of […]

News & Trends

Retail sector rallies 8% in a week. Four stocks to watch ahead of the holidays

November 9, 2020


Retail is on the rebound. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT), which tracks the group, rallied almost 8% last week, fueled by gains in names including Etsy, Best Buy, Gap and Ross Stores. Etsy shares advanced by more than 20% […]

News & Trends

January was hot for retailers

February 16, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Retail sales sizzled in January, beating expectations. Even the struggling department store sector managed to beat the odds. Retail sales, excluding automobiles and gasoline, grew 0.4% in January, according to the National Retail Federation. (The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations […]