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Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

How much say should retailers have over an associate’s appearance?

January 30, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Sheetz is reviewing its “smile policy” that forbids associates from having “missing, broken, or badly discolored teeth (unrelated to a disability)” following an exposé by Business Insider. Sheetz’s spokesperson Nick Ruffner told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Throughout our history to date […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Walmart using a well-proven formula to attract B2B customers

January 25, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Walmart last week unveiled a new program, Walmart Business, to serve the needs of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and nonprofit organizations. The retailing giant has launched a new website featuring the products that its business customers need at the […]


Stores

Q3 Results: Walmart Grabs Grocery Share, Target Clears Inventory and ThredUP Order Volumes Soar

November 16, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Inflation continued to loom in Q3 2022 and it has proven to be the defining force for many retailers. Walmart’s comparable sales rose 8.2% as shoppers flocked to the retail giant for inexpensive groceries, while Target’s comparable sales rose 2.7% […]


News & Trends

Retailers have scaled way back on seasonal help for Christmas

November 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amid a continued tight labor market, holiday help appears to be less in demand this year due to the souring economy. Retailers added 162,000 workers in October, down 28 percent from October 2021, according to an analysis of Bureau of […]


Stores

Walmart, Popable offer short-term store leases to small businesses

November 1, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

If rent is an indicator of how well retailers and brands are bouncing back from the various impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, then recovery remains shaky at best. A survey from Alignable found that the rent delinquency rate for small […]


Retail Types, Stores

Do retailers have the right stuff for Christmas?

October 11, 2022

Via: RetailWire

New research forecasts that imports to American ports will fall to the lowest level in nearly two years by the end of 2022. The National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates last week released their monthly Global Port Tracker, which found […]


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 […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart adds ‘smart garage’ company to InHome delivery program

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

As Walmart expands its InHome delivery program, the myQ partnership will help the retailer expand the in-garage option for shoppers who don’t want workers entering their home but are also uncomfortable with the idea of having packages left on their […]


Suppliers

Walmart invests in supply chain AI company Symbotic

June 24, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart has taken a stake in Symbotic Inc. amounting to 11.1% of the company’s total common stock and 4.3% of its voting power, according to a securities filing. The disclosure comes after Walmart announced in May that it was bringing […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Walmart launches TV shopping partnership with Roku

June 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Walmart has launched a TV shopping partnership with Roku to help “make TV streaming the next ecommerce shopping destination.” The two companies have inked a deal that will make Walmart the exclusive retailer allowing streaming viewers to purchase products fulfilled […]


Retail Types, Stores

Should retailers charge for curbside pickup?

June 14, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Sam’s Club will start charging most members a $4 curbside-pickup fee after June 28. Free curbside pickup was traditionally reserved for Plus members, but the fee was waived “for a limited time” for Standard members in June 2020 in light […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Will antitrust legislation single out Amazon and let retail rivals slide?

June 1, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Amazon.com is slamming federal legislation that would bar the company from giving preference to its products over items sold by other sellers on its site. Brian Huseman, Amazon vice president of public policy, writes on a company blog that two […]


News & Trends

Retailers, Are You Ready to Maximize Your Retail Media Revenue?

May 19, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

With heady revenue predictions for retail media north of $100 billion and with equally impressive growth rates, it’s not surprising to see a surge of retailers opening advertising shops in attempts to capture share. But we’re still in the early […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart’s profits take a hit as fuel spikes and consumers react to inflation

May 17, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs called Q1 “one of the most challenging periods yet” in a disruptive environment marked by inflation and supply chain challenges. For the year, the retailer now expects a small decline in operating income compared […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart Underpins a New Era Of Work Management

May 16, 2022

Via: RIS News

Walmart Inc. is fostering cross-functional collaboration and standardizing organizational processes to drive efficiencies and a positive work culture. To do this deeper into the company, the retailer has expanded its Wrike work management platform instance outside of Walmart Canada. It […]


Retail Types, Stores

Is inflation the true cause of recent supermarket closures?

May 10, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some big name grocers have been closing store locations against the backdrop of record-breaking inflation. Walmart closed three under-performing locations in April, in Louisville, Cincinnati and Bellevue, Washington, with plans to close two more soon, according to Eat This, Not […]


News & Trends

Plug Power supplies Walmart with green hydrogen to fuel retailer’s fleet of lift trucks

April 20, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Plug Power, a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, has announced an agreement with Walmart for an option to deliver up to 20 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen to power material handling lift trucks across the retailer’s distribution and […]


News & Trends

Target launches new program for used apparel

April 12, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Target’s is selling used apparel through a new relationship with ThredUP. The retailer, as of late March, has its own page on ThredUP featuring a selection of used apparel curated by its team from the resale platform’s assortment, according to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

How eBay plans to double its advertising revenue to $2bn by 2025

March 11, 2022

Via: Charged

Ecommerce giant eBay is planning on doubling its advertising revenue to $2 billion by 2025, according to Alex Kazim, the company’s head of global advertising, on its investor day. The plans include a strategy to roll out an ad format […]


News & Trends

Size matters: How Walmart and Target dominated amid disruption, inflation

March 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

For many companies, an unexpected bill for $400 million would be a crucible, if not the beginning of a tailspin. For Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, it was a mere speed bump. That figure, $400 million, was what […]