Logistics Management - The march of e-commerce now has Amazon advertising two-hour food deliveries in select cities. In this environment, more shippers face pressure to deliver goods at a faster pace, all while keeping costs under control.
ModernRetail - Strip malls are starting to get a second look from some retailers who have historically ignored them. Last week, both Macy’s and Sephora announced that they would seek to open more stores in strip malls in the coming years. Last year, supplements brand GNC announced plans to close 700 of its mall-based stores, and instead focus on its...
ModernRetail - Mall owners are looking to bail out some of their tenants as more struggling brick-and-mortar retailers declare bankruptcy.
Retail Customer Experience - A good majority of consumers, 72%, tend to shop retail brands that allow them to purchase and return across channels.
ModernRetail - Independent grocery chains face a growing list of threats. The grocery space is more crowded than ever before. As Amazon prepares to launch a new grocery chain this year, international discounters Aldi and Lidl expand into the U.S., and Walmart is relying on grocery to drive growth in its online business.
RIS News - What is the “need” of the 2020s? According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, “every retailer will need to build their own tech intensity.”
Logistics Viewpoints - A record crowd of 40,000 people attended the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City this week to see what new solutions and innovations software suppliers had in store for 2020 and beyond. The usual themes were still very present as solution providers and retailers alike were more than happy to talk about omni-channel, mobility,...
Chain Store Age - Two sessions at the NRF 2020 conference in New York highlighted how focusing on customer service results in higher sales.