Unilever Announces Global Restructure, Management Job Cuts
January 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm

Unilever is cutting 1,500 management jobs around the world as the consumer goods giant comes under intense pressure from shareholders to boost growth, reports CNN. The cuts amount to a 15 percent reduction in the number of senior managers and 5 percent of junior managers, Unilever said in a statement on Tuesday. Unilever, which owns household-name…

3 Key Themes From the NRF Big Show
January 20, 2022 at 7:13 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss three key themes that emerged during this week's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show event in New York City. First, retailers are excited to explore opportunities in the metaverse. Second, they're focusing on defining and then acting upon core social values…

5 Trends Best Buy is Targeting for 2022 Success
January 17, 2022 at 10:11 pm

In a conversation with National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay at the trade association's Big Show in New York City yesterday, Corie Barry, CEO of Best Buy, detailed five areas the consumer electronics retailer is investing time and resources to help it take friction out of the customer experience. Safety matters, and…

PepsiCo Foods' CEO on 5 Pandemic-Born Consumer Trends That Are Here to Stay
January 17, 2022 at 6:47 pm

The growth of local supermarkets, an increase in the use of e-commerce for food and CPG products, and a focus on value were just three of five trends born during the pandemic that are here to stay, at least according to Steven Williams, CEO of PepsiCo Foods. Williams, who oversees all aspects of PepsiCo’s nearly…

Top 50 Tips for Running a Successful Retail Business
January 6, 2022 at 6:36 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Melissa Campanelli and Kristina Stidham discuss the Top 50 Tips of 2021 report recently produced by Total Retail. The Total Retail editorial team carefully reviewed every piece of content we published this year in an effort to identify the 50 very best tips of 2021. These tips cover…

NRF Expresses Disappointment With Latest Vaccine and Testing Ruling
December 20, 2021 at 6:56 pm

The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Friday expressed disappointment about the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to lift the stay for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 employer-based vaccination and testing mandate. The mandate requires businesses with at least 100 employees to have them vaccinated or face weekly COVID-19 tests and facemask…

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3 Ways to Promote Better Cross-Team Collaboration Between Marketing and Tech
November 30, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Marketing has evolved. Today, the day-to-day roles of marketers require the use of data and technology on a large scale. With that evolution comes the need for greater collaboration between marketing and tech teams. Although both teams are using technology to get their jobs done, their focuses are different and company cultures that once relied…

Pivot or Perish: Success Strategies From the Pandemic
November 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, in-home eating demand surged. On cue, PepsiCo launched two direct-to-consumer websites — and — to meet the shift in demand enabling buyers to order PepsiCo and Frito Lay products directly from the company. This feat was accomplished in barely four weeks with a minimalistic site design and a…

Costco is Raising Starting Wages to $17 an Hour
October 28, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Costco has raised starting wages for hourly workers again, this time to $17, the retailer confirmed to Insider in an email. The raise went into effect on Oct. 25. The big-box store last raised its minimum wage to $16 in February 2021, from $15 that it had been since 2019. Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek…