Management

How Coronavirus is Affecting E-Commerce Businesses, and How They Can Adapt
April 13, 2020 at 7:55 am

As consumers are sheltering in their homes, the detrimental impact from the COVID-19 virus is affecting brick-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce retailers alike. During this unprecedented situation, some e-commerce merchants are finding their products are selling faster than average and are having issues keeping up with demand, while most retailers offering “non-essential” products have seen sales…

5 Companies Helping in the Fight Against Coronavirus   
April 10, 2020 at 11:52 am

Amidst frightening statistics, unprecedented restrictions on personal freedoms and global uncertainty, it’s tough to be positive right now. However, I take comfort in the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a resilience and compassion in many of us that I didn’t know was there. In addition to the life-saving work carried out by…

Sucharita Kodali on COVID-19's Impact on the Retail Industry
April 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to present challenges for retailers and brands, we thought it would be helpful to hear from an industry expert. Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan recently interviewed Sucharita Kodali, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, to learn more about recent research that Forrester conducted into the state of the retail industry amid…

Walmart, Target Introduce New Safety Measures, Other COVID-19 Retail News
April 6, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Here are the latest stories to emerge as retailers and brands deal with the impact that the global spread of the coronavirus has had on their businesses and the communities in which they operate. Total Retail Report's daily update offers retail executives the chance to stay-up-to-date on all that's happening within the retail industry. Walmart…

Office Depot Offers Free Business Services, Other COVID-19 Retail News
April 3, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Here are the latest stories to emerge as retailers and brands deal with the impact that the global spread of the coronavirus has had on their businesses and the communities in which they operate. In addition to the sobering news of store closures and employee layoffs and furloughs, there are hundreds if not thousands of…

How Peak Design is Adapting to COVID-19 and Giving Back
April 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Adam Saraceno, chief marketing officer at Peak Design, a retailer of high-quality travel and photography bags and photography equipment. Saraceno discusses how Peak Design is adapting to the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, the brand's communication strategy with customers in a time of crisis, and how…

4 Tips for Having Productive Meetings During a Crisis
April 2, 2020 at 4:55 pm

A question on a lot of managers' minds right now as we learn to navigate the COVID-19 crisis is, "How can I productively meet with my teams?" Elise Keith, founder and CEO of Lucid Meetings, gave us four tips that can be used for all meetings, whether they take place virtually or in-person. These tips are relevant…

Total Retail's 2020 Retail Technology Report: Inventory Management Software Spending on the Rise
April 2, 2020 at 4:42 pm

Retailers are most likely currently spending on technology that helps them track inventory and fulfill orders across multiple channels, especially as consumers engage with brands across a variety of touchpoints, and often in a single purchase journey. This was a key finding from Total Retail’s 2020 Retail Technology Report, which was produced in conjunction with Orckestra…

Macy's Furloughs Workers, and Other Retail News Related to the COVID-19 Crisis
March 30, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Total Retail is continuing its daily coverage of how retailers and brands are responding to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on their businesses. Here's the latest: Retailers are continuing to lay off and furlough workers due to the coronavirus uncertainty. Macy's announced this morning that the majority of employees for the Macy’s,…

How Retailers and Brands Are Responding to the Ongoing Coronavirus Crisis
March 27, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Total Retail is continuing its daily coverage of how retailers and brands are responding to the coronavirus global pandemic. As retailers try to figure out how to navigate these uncertain times, it's helpful to look at the ways others in our community are responding. Below are examples of retailers giving back during this time, as…