Digital Innovation

Highlights From Total Retail's Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers Report
October 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

In this special episode of Total Retail Talks, Digital Content Manager Kristina Stidham speaks with Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan about Total Retail’s recently released Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers report, a ranking of publicly traded companies based on year-over-year net sales growth. Keenan shares that this annual report identifies the retail brands that are growing sales at…

Steps to Position Your Retail Brand for Holiday Success
October 21, 2020 at 10:13 am

Seven months on and, for most brands, online sales are still rising while the overall retail landscape is challenged with plenty of uncertainty. Travel restrictions remain in place, lockdowns are lifting and returning, and the need to wear masks in indoor spaces is contributing to a marked decline in physical footfall. This is resulting in…

A Look at the Industry's Fastest-Growing Retailers
October 15, 2020 at 6:17 pm

In this week’s Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Ashley Chiaradio discuss the brand's Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers report, a ranking of publicly traded companies based on year-over-year net sales growth. This year's rankings are a testament to the value retailers are realizing by digitally transforming their businesses. The No. 1 company on this…

Commerce Goes Vocal
October 13, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Voice recognition technology has come a long way since IBM introduced the Shoebox in 1961, which had a vocabulary of just over a dozen words. Today’s voice-enabled devices perform so many different tasks they’ve earned the nickname, “virtual assistants.” Some even have their own personalities. However, virtual assistants, like Alexa and Cortana, aren't just streaming music and delivering…

Innovative Culture Propels Chewy to Record YoY Sales
October 6, 2020 at 7:51 pm

As noted in last week's article announcing the release of the latest installment of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers, Chewy was at the top of the rankings, posting a 37.19 percent increase in year-over-year (YoY) sales for its 2019 fiscal year. For the annual report, Total Retail conducted a YoY comparison of 2019 fiscal year net…

The Future of E-Commerce Looks Bright 
October 1, 2020 at 3:28 pm

As we all have been sheltering in place in the midst of the global pandemic, e-commerce has been on the rise as many companies have had to close retail operations or simply shut down. Over the last six months, growth rates of e-commerce purchases have skyrocketed, accelerating a trend that began years prior to the…

Chewy Tops List of 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers
September 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm

For its latest research report, Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers, Total Retail conducted a year-over-year comparison of 2019 fiscal year net sales vs. 2018 fiscal year net sales for 160-plus publicly traded retailers, ranking the top 100. At the top of those rankings is Chewy.com, which is one of the newest companies added to the list,…

Like Classrooms, Retail Takes a Hybrid Approach This Back-to-School Season
September 24, 2020 at 9:08 pm

COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on many sectors. Consumers are continuing to shift priorities and spending habits as they adjust to new realities. Across the country, children are back to school in many different forms. Back-to-school marks the second busiest season of the year for retailers; an event that's only superseded by the holidays.…

How FLOR Has Optimized its E-Commerce Business
September 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm

In episode 265 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews James Pope, director of marketing and sales operations at FLOR, a customizable flooring company. Listen in as Pope describes what makes FLOR unique in the marketplace, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the company, and the significant growth it has seen in its direct-to-consumer (D-to-C)…