Retailers have regularly pivoted their business models over the past 18 months as changing guidance from world health organizations and national and local governments continue to change the rules of operation.
The past 18 months have seen – in retailers and suppliers alike – a critical lack of best practices and an almost overwhelming number of alternate fulfillment solutions being rolled out in mass.
Yesterday, President Biden unveiled a plan requiring vaccination for workers of companies with greater than 100 employees or submit to weekly testing.
Every holiday season, retail chains like See's Candies significantly increase their store footprints by rolling out pop-ups and kiosks in malls and other locations, seemingly overnight.
Five recommendations for brands to optimize growth
Over the past year and a half, buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS) and curbside pickup have been used as a safe bridge between in-store and online shopping.
Headless e-commerce - if you haven’t heard about it yet, you probably have your head in the sand or more likely haven’t been sitting inside your local developer hotspots (aka coffee shops).
First Situation: You are a landlord whose shopping center tenant has commenced a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
American retail is back in growth mode. But as executives make critical real estate decisions, they often face an uneasy question — whether to trust their instincts or go with the recommendations of today’s increasingly prevalent computer models.
Four key questions to ask when planning a new fulfillment center or DC
When implementing new technology in the store, consumer buy-in can be half the battle.
As with most predominantly brick-and-mortar retailers, Sur La Table had to implement an almost overnight shutdown of its 130-plus stores at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
As the economy emerges from COVID-19, tenants entering into leases have the opportunity to proactively negotiate certain provisions in order to better protect their businesses in the event of future pandemics.
Merchandise returns are just a cost of doing business—a big cost!
Throughout history, human beings have been notoriously bad at predicting the future of technology.
A little over a decade ago, retailers applauded the shift away from self-hosted, licensed e-commerce platforms.
Throughout the past few decades, industries and consumers alike witnessed the emergence of the cola wars, burger wars, and many other memorable brand rivalries.
A few years ago, a national retailer discovered they could save more than $2.5 million annually by making some simple operational changes.
The U.S. retail industry is anticipating a strong 2021, and the NRF predicts sales growth of 6.5%-8.2% this year – the fastest since 2004.
COVID-19 has changed retail for good. As consumers adapted their lifestyles and spending habits to accommodate lockdown restrictions, e-commerce sales skyrocketed worldwide.
In the midst of a once-in-a-generation pandemic, other problems —some of which exist beneath the surface, beyond the public eye —that also negatively impact our communities were exacerbated.
Here are some of the myths often told to vendors by debtors and their professional advisors.
For many of us in retail, we have been talking about and building strategies around omnichannel for at least a decade.