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August 2020

Aug
06
After months’ long shutdowns, questions abound about the best way for businesses preparing to bring back not just their own workers but customers.
Aug
06
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended almost every facet of our society — from the way we work, to the way we live, to the way we shop.
Aug
04
Like most retailers, Tailored Brands and Lord & Taylor were significantly impacted by the lack of foot traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related shelter-in-place orders.

July 2020

July
30
World events are accelerating change in the retail industry.
July
29
As COVID-19 continues to alter the way industries operate, the retail sector remains particularly hard hit.
July
28
As we’ve entered month four of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s safe to say that the retail industry has undergone a series of dramatic changes before our eyes. 
July
27
As the world adjusts to the impacts of COVID-19, online shopping has become a lifeline for consumers and retailers alike.
July
24
With numerous cities and states mandating infection control practices like social distancing, the wearing of masks, and sanitizing of workplace services and tools, many business owners have questions as to how guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19
Woman shopping at retail store with mask on
July
23
In a time defined by uncertainty, one thing is clear for retailers: How they recover from any COVID-induced slump will hinge on what they do in the remaining days of July and August.
July
22
COVID-19 continues to have a far-reaching effect on people’s lives, families and communities as well as the global economy.
July
21
Retail is undergoing the most massive changes it's ever experienced. The pandemic has accelerated long-simmering trends that are radically altering both the landlord and tenant sides of retail real estate.
Gavel striking
July
16
On June 30, 2020—just one day before the most comprehensive privacy law in the United States became enforceable—California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released an alert reminding his state’s residents of their rights under that law, the Californ
Grocery bag of veggies
July
14
Until recently, dark stores have been relatively rare in the U.S., but more common in countries such as the U.K. and France.  Dark stores refer to stores that are closed to the public except for pickup and delivery.
lightbulb with shopping cart inside
July
13
The retail landscape has undergone a dramatic shift in the last decade because of emerging technologies. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been brought to light just how important technology’s role is in providing a successful and safe retail ex
July
08
From pharmacy cashiers to delivery drivers to customer service reps, frontline workers are a critical link in the chain that has kept our world turning through the coronavirus pandemic.
Jill Standish
July
06
Several months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, consumers are still coming to terms with their new reality.
July
02
Budget planning—even when the economy is booming—is no simple task.
July
01
The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated 2020, with luxury brand retailers taking a particularly hard hit.

June 2020

June
24
In the wake of this pandemic, retail establishments are implementing new ways to create physical barriers between their employees and the public, where six feet of social distance cannot be realistically maintained.
June
24
E-commerce and omnichannel marketing are here to stay, especially in our era, when everything can be done online.
June
23
COVID-19 now joins that list and challenges us to rethink our relationships and decide how we conduct our business for decades to come.
shopper looking at cloud shopping cart logo
June
19
The coronavirus has accelerated the slow demise of Main Street and is shining a spotlight on retailers that have failed to pivot to digital.  J. Crew.
AI design
June
18
Retailing has always been a dynamic industry, turning changes out of their control into moments that redefine the consumer experience. But lately, consumer expectations and behaviors are evolving so fast and deep that they no longer resemble thos
artificial intelligence design
June
16
For the past several years, retailers have been experiencing multiple technological disruptions.  From e-commerce and flexible fulfillment, to warehouse robotics and automation, to retail AI systems that offer accurate and dynamic forecasts,
June
12
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the retail industry was already facing unprecedented volatility and uncertainty.
Kelly Hughes
June
10
As businesses across the country are beginning to reopen and/or are increasing staffing levels as stay-at-home orders are lifted, some retailers are finding that certain employees are refusing or resisting the calls to return to work.
June
09
COVID-19 has forced many U.S. consumers to alter their shopping preferences. Consumers are now finding themselves shopping with what is available versus what is preferred.
June
05
Digital transformation is accelerating in retail environments. 
June
02
With most of its stores closed at some point during the first quarter, Dick’s Sporting Goods' net sales plummeted by 30.6%.
June
02
Build-A-Bear ended its last fiscal year on a strong note, with improved revenue and a solid balance sheet that was unencumbered with debt.
June
01
In less than six months we will be deep into the holidays.
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