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October 2020

Oct
22
As the global pandemic continues to affect the retail industry, retailers and store operators must stay ahead of the curve to stay afloat. 
Oct
20
Retailers are racing into a truly unique holiday shopping season, capping off a year where questions were often easier to come by than answers.
Oct
12
One thing we can be certain of this holiday season – there will be shoppers returning to stores.
Kathy Gersch
Oct
09
As the pandemic continues, retailers large and small are facing sweeping changes, unexpected obstacles, and intense leadership challenges amid COVID-19 and the end of the longest bull market in history.
Oct
07
Each year, frozen fire sprinkler pipes and fire safety equipment are rendered ineffective due to snow and freezing temps, thereby causing a potentially serious threat to the safety of employees and customers alike. 
Oct
06
During uncertain times, retailers must stay prepared and forward-thinking.
Cara Smyth and Frank Zambrelli
Oct
05
If there is a silver lining to COVID-19, it is surely that retailers have a golden opportunity to rebuild from the crisis in a way that strengthens their businesses while mitigating their impact on society.
Oct
02
In the current environment, safety and hygiene are clearly top-of-mind for consumers, including when it comes to shopping.
Oct
02
It’s a confusing time for customer-centric businesses.

September 2020

Sep
17
Many large retailers make the costly assumption that since they have an e-commerce site where consumers can purchase most if not all of their products, they’re good at digital commerce.
Sean Gunduz
Sep
15
Retailers who prioritize customers’ desires for a safe, efficient shopping journey will be the big winners this year.
Sep
14
In the early days of the pandemic, big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target saw an influx of customers, while others deemed non-essential suffered from reduced or halted traffic.
Sep
11
It’s a confusing time for brick-and-mortar retailers as they navigate when and how to go about their daily operations under the looming specter of coronavirus.

August 2020

Aug
31
Due to COVID-19, many physical retailers, especially those located in malls, have concerns around foot traffic during the holiday sales season.
Aug
27
This holiday season will be challenging for CPG manufacturers as pandemic-induced uncertainty is making it difficult for brands to confidently plan seasonal marketing activities.
Aug
26
Accurate demand forecasting in grocery has never been more critical. 
Aug
25
The global pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in retail.
Aug
25
As we approach the end of summer, most retailers have realized that the impact of the pandemic will be long-lasting, especially when it comes to shopping in-store.
shopping cart inside a lightbulb
Aug
24
Amid store closings and reopenings in light of COVID-19, retailers have been successfully adapting to significant shifts in consumer shopping habits as many consumers flock online for most of their purchases. In fact, e-commerce has experienced a
Aug
21
America is re-opening to an uncertain economic environment.
Aug
20
Here are four key areas to focus on to ensure the journey to pricing fluency is a smooth ride. 
Aug
19
Returns have become a thorn in the side for many retailers, and the current state of economics is no exception given today’s uncertain times.
Aug
18
Disruption and innovation are common themes for 2020 as the world struggles to fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Jon Schulz, CMO, Viant
Aug
17
“COVID is not really changing anything fundamentally.
Steven Kramer
Aug
14
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Americans to work from home. 
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.
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