Estée Lauder Announces Job Cuts, Restructuring Plans
February 6, 2024 at 6:29 pm

Estée Lauder is cutting 3 percent to 5 percent of its global workforce as part of a restructuring program that aims to increase profits and become more nimble in a challenging international environment, reports ABC News. The layoffs were announced Monday as the New York cosmetic giant reported falling profits and revenue in the second…

Levi's to Reduce Corporate Workforce by Up to 15%
January 29, 2024 at 4:27 pm

Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to reduce its corporate workforce 10 percent to 15 percent during the next six months as part of its “productivity initiative” to drive long-term growth. The initiative, a two-year program named Project FUEL, is designed to accelerate the execution of Levi's brand-led and direct-to-consumer first strategies while fueling long-term…

Macy's, Wayfair Announce Job Cuts
January 22, 2024 at 1:54 pm

Retail layoffs are hitting especially hard recently. Macy’s is laying off about 3.5 percent of its total headcount, which amounts to roughly 2,350 employees, and the iconic department store is closing five locations. Also last week, online furniture seller Wayfair said it is cutting about 1,650 jobs, or 13 percent of its global workforce. The Wall…

Nike Announces Plan to Cut $2B in Costs
December 21, 2023 at 5:51 pm

Nike on Thursday unveiled plans to cut costs by about $2 billion over the next three years as it warned about a “softer” revenue outlook for the second half of the year. The athletic brand plans to simplify its product assortment, increase automation and its use of technology, streamline the overall organization, and leverage its…

Total Retail Releases its Top 50 Tips of 2023 Report
December 14, 2023 at 4:57 pm

Challenging economic and labor markets combined with evolving consumer behaviors have required many retailers and brands to adjust their ways of doing business. However, times of uncertainty and disruption present an opportunity for companies to rise above the competition, increase market share, and win their customers’ loyalty. To accomplish this goal, retail organizations need to…

Top 50 Tips of 2023
December 14, 2023

Insights That Will Help Your Business Maximize Sales and Profits

Creating Optimal Schedules for the Holiday Season
November 28, 2023 at 5:37 pm

Accurate demand forecasting is crucial for retailers year-round, but especially so during the holidays, when they experience significant surges in demand. These surges can potentially disrupt processes across the business, from inventory to labor operations. Without proper preparation, those disruptions can impact the customer experience, jeopardizing business results during one of the most critical periods…

Report: Black Friday Retail Sales Up Year-Over-Year
November 27, 2023 at 4:24 pm

According to the most recent Mastercard SpendingPulse report, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales on Black Friday (Nov. 24) were up more than 2.5 percent year-over-year (YoY) excluding automotive, not adjusted for inflation. Key trends included from the Black Friday shopping data include the following: E-commerce sales were strong: E-commerce…

Kohl's Won't Replace Exiting COO Dave Alves, Lowers Outlook
November 21, 2023 at 4:16 pm

Kohl's on Tuesday lowered the top end of its annual sales forecast and said it would be aggressive with promotions in the crucial holiday season as cost-conscious shoppers spend less at its department stores, reports Reuters. Kohl's now expects annual sales to fall between 2.8 percent and 4 percent, against its previous projection for a 2 percent…