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News & Trends

Retail Sales Rebound in August

September 17, 2021

Via: RIS News

U.S. retail sales had a surprise rebound in August, despite concerns over supply chain disruptions and the Delta variant. Retail sales rose 0.7% last month from the previous month, up 15.1% above August 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. […]


News & Trends

5 Retail Technology Trends of the Future

September 15, 2021

Via: Independent Retailer

It is no secret that COVID-19 has directly impacted the way consumers browse, shop, and purchase goods and services. The pandemic accelerated some of the changes that were already underway, such as the digitization of retail processes, the closing of […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon set to launch its own POS system as it takes aim at Shopify

September 10, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is set to its very own point-of-sale (POS) system as it takes aim at rival Shopify’s small business customers. According to a new report from Business Insider, the retail giant has created an internal task force to develop the […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart bumps up hourly pay by $1 for over 500K workers

September 3, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Though it is typical for retailers to hire thousands of seasonal workers ahead the holidays, Walmart’s announcement signals the competitiveness of this year’s tight labor market. It also indicates the lengths retailers are willing to go to lure candidates. Walgreens […]


News & Trends

The Weekly Closeout: Allbirds plans on ‘hundreds’ of stores and Best Buy bets on scooters

September 3, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

It’s been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week and what we’re still thinking about. From Gap promoting Kanye’s latest […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

When online activity soared last year, so did data collection.

August 31, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

When the threat of the virus kept scores of retail locations temporarily closed, ordering items online became the go-to option for many consumers stuck at home. Instantly, almost every item was sold and bought online — from fresh produce and […]


Editorial

Delta Variant Concerns, a Threat for Retail Sales

August 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

The COVID-19 pandemic has already reshaped the future in retail, with global sales dropping 5.7 percent in 2021 as a result of the crisis. However, total retail sales in the United States increased to $5.58 trillion from $5.4 trillion in […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Small businesses, click and collect and micro influencers: 5 retail stats you need to know today

August 27, 2021

Via: Charged

“As a small business, we found that traditional banks were not great at giving us what we needed, so when we were looking to secure additional funding, we turned to the Capital for Ebay business sellers programme,” Stuff U Sell […]


Suppliers

What retail executives are saying about widespread supply chain bottlenecks

August 25, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Consumer demand and retail sales are up, way up, after 2020’s many crucibles. While the delta variant of COVID-19 has thrown a shadow over the recovery, customers have been refreshing wardrobes, spending stimulus checks and going shopping. If only the […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Holiday Shopping in a Post-Pandemic Era: What Retailers Need to Know

August 24, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

As retailers prepare for the holiday shopping season ahead, many may be thinking that now is the time to start preparing, wondering if we are gearing up for another extended, ecommerce-driven season. While we likely can expect to see more […]