COVID19

Articles about the impact Covid19 has had on the retail industry.

  1. Department & Category
  It’s at the intersection of yesterday fast-food restaurant and playground and time starved consumers that today’s consumers is opting for fresh food fast and simple according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  The drive-thru has been a fast-food staple for decades, but the way we get our burgers and […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Shares of Adidas jumped 8.2 percent on Wednesday after the company unexpectedly raised its full-year guidance and reported a year-on-year profit increase in the first quarter, reports CNBC. The German sportswear company said that it now expects currency-neutral revenues to increase at a mid-to high-single-digit rate in full-year 2024, compared with a previous projection of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’ve all heard the analogy of the boiling frog: when a frog is put into a pot of boiling water, it will instantly jump out. However, when the frog is immersed into a pot of lukewarm water that is slowly brought to a boil, the frog doesn’t sense any danger and ultimately perishes. There’s an […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Corporate social responsibility (CSR), once a differentiator for brands, is now the norm. Today’s consumers expect those they do business with, including retailers, will have positive impacts on the world. In fact, Gen Z consumers are three times as likely to say that the “purpose of business is to serve communities and society” rather than […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Shopping Centers have proved their resilience over the past couple of years, staging an impressive comeback following the back-to-back challenges of COVID restrictions and inflation. But although foot traffic is bouncing back, shopping habits are changing — and leading malls are trying new tactics to draw consumers through their doors. Analyzing location intelligence metrics for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List has arrived, sponsored by 3D Cloud by Marxent. Here are the people who made a splash in 2023 and are set for a barnstorming 2024. RTIH has scoured the retail technology world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of […]
  1. Data & Insights
Morrisons Media Group (MMG) is introducing new retail media opportunities in a bid to further connect Morrisons customers with their favourite brands.  First up, digital screens are being introduced at Morrisons Market Street food counters. The screens provide brands the opportunity to promote products that complement the counter range on offer as well as an additional […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Editor’s Note: As the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE) nears, we’re highlighting recent coverage of some of the speakers and companies that will be taking the stage in Chicago, June 4-6, 2024. Kevin Tulip, President of Primark U.S., will be one of several C-level leaders speaking in the C-Suite Corner, where they’ll delve into the macro […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. – A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 4 further illustrates the irreplaceable role of pharmacy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — and demonstrates how pharmacies can be further leveraged to meet the broader health and wellness needs of the most vulnerable Americans. In total, pharmacies have administered […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Hours after Google wrapped its major cloud keynote on Tuesday, I sat down for dinner with three public tech company CEOs and a handful of journalists on New York’s West Side. It was the type of gathering happening more frequently in the post-Covid era, where top executives and media meet to discuss the latest AI […]
  1. Data & Insights
What began during the pandemic as a solution for customers navigating the absence of in-store shopping and fitting rooms has evolved into a significant logistical challenge. As we reported on last week, February sales in the furniture, mattress, and footwear industry saw some impressive improvement compared to last year. But these improvements are overshadowed by […]
  1. Stores & Formats
99 Cents Only Stores announced last week that it had filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, days after it said it was closing all of its 371 locations. Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores currently operates stores in California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Number Holdings, Inc., the parent company […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The past three years have disrupted life and business as we know it. Now that the world is emerging from a pandemic, what’s next? For insight, let’s flash back to 1920. The U.S. has just come through a deadly influenza pandemic, a world war, and was experiencing both substantial labor unrest and race riots across […]
  1. Data & Insights
In this webinar, Professor Christine Moorman, Founder of The CMO Survey and Suzanne Kounkel, Chief Marketing Officer of Deloitte discussed findings from the latest editions of the survey to offer marketing leaders insights on the opportunity to take a leadership position at this pivotal post-pandemic moment. Topics included managing digital marketing returns, marketing and DEI, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
99 Cents Only Stores will wind down its business and shutter its 371 locations across California, Texas, Arizona and Nevada after more than 40 years in operation. The decision follows a months-long attempt to find an alternative solution, but ultimately the company decided a wind-down was the best way to “maximize the value of 99 Cents Only Stores’ assets,” the company said […]
  1. Data & Insights
Results from the 30th edition of The CMO Survey indicate that inflation and economic uncertainty are harming marketing spending as the C-suite retrenches and cuts costs. While more than half of marketers reported a 10.4 percent increase over the previous year in the September 2022 survey, this group is reporting just 2.9 percent growth over […]
  1. Stores & Formats
CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — The value retailer 99 Cents Only Stores LLC commenced going-out-of-business sales at all of its locations on Friday, as part of a plan to wind down its operations and close all its stores. The liquidation sale will include all 371 of the retailer’s stores, which are located in Arizona, California, […]
  1. Data & Insights
AI bolsters marketing returns, weaker Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion investments and impact, and brand activism shifts to hot-button societal issues are among the results of the Fall 2023 edition. Results are based on a sample of 316 marketing leaders at for-profit U.S. companies, 96% of whom hold positions of VP-level or higher. Marketer Optimism Rises, […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Restaurant drive thru, convenience store, or grocery deli when customers are looking for dinner more often than not, they are looking for Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  In an era of abundant culinary choices, understanding what drives Americans’ dining decisions is […]
  1. Stores & Formats
PREIT Realty has emerged from bankruptcy in an expedited process, reducing its total debt by approximately $835 million, extending its maturity runway and receiving commitments of about $130 million in new debtor-in-possession financing and exit revolver financing from a diverse group of investors. PREIT, which operates multiple malls and shopping centers in the eastern half […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – Despite expectations for slower growth of both gross domestic product and retail sales, the economy should continue to do well the remainder of this year, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said today. “No one can accurately forecast what surprises the next year might hold, but the foundation of the economy is […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – Almost immediately after agreeing to reduce “swipe” fees charged to merchants to process credit card transactions, Mastercard plans to increase fees for both credit and debit card transactions by more than $250 million this month, the Merchants Payments Coalition said Wednesday. “This new increase proves the credit card companies are continuing to take […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has promoted three staff team members to roles deemed critical for the association and the industry it serves. “These promotions position NACDS for the future of retail healthcare and new opportunities for pharmacy services,” NACDS president and CEO Steven C. Anderson said in announcing […]
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  1. ESG
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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  13. Stores & Formats
It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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