Retail Stores

COVID-19: Impact on CPG and Retail, Part 2
May 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm

We are now more than two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and with that, we’re seeing a new wave of changes in the behavior of shoppers. Many consumers are becoming more accustomed to our current way of life, while also anticipating what shopping will look like for them once this crisis subsides.

Thinking About Implementing a Compliance Checklist? Read This First.
May 13, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Maybe you’re a nonessential retailer cautiously opening pockets of stores across the country. Maybe you’re an essential retailer frantically trying to adjust to this “new normal” while keeping customers and employees safe. No matter which side of the spectrum you’re on, chances are you’re probably thinking about one thing: checklists. Retailers love checklists. Store audits,…

Brick-and-Mortar Rethink: 5 Areas to Reconsider
May 11, 2020 at 7:21 pm

As we navigate the unknown, and slowly prepare for phased regional openings across retail doors, brands and retailers alike can lean in on learnings from the fast and dynamic changes grocers have made to impact efficiencies and create environments that increase safety for the customers they serve. It’s also a time to think “outside the…

Target to Acquire Last-Mile Delivery Technology From Deliv
May 10, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Target announced last week that it's in the process of acquiring technology from Deliv, a startup that focuses on last-mile batched delivery. Target is acquiring the technology so it can explore new ways to deliver online orders more quickly while also lowering its shipping costs, according to a May 7 blog post on Target's corporate site. Target…

Victoria's Secret Calls Off Deal With Sycamore Partners
May 6, 2020 at 6:31 pm

L Brands, Victoria's Secret's parent company, announced that it has called off its deal with private equity firm Sycamore Partners, CNN reported. L Brands was planning to take the lingerie retailer private, and had reached a $525 million deal with Sycamore Partners three months ago. The deal would have split control of Victoria's Secret, with Sycamore…

Retailers Are Rethinking Their Operations to Add Resiliency
May 5, 2020 at 5:23 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a significant toll on the economy worldwide, and the retail sector has been especially hard hit. While many retailers are still in the reactive phase of store closures due to the drastic shift in consumerism, there's an imperative need to outline a plan that will enable retailers to adapt…

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Data, Employment Info., and Fun Stuff
May 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources blog post, a curated list of the best content and resources I've seen over the past week that I hope will help you navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. This week I offer information about leadership, interesting data, employment information, and fun stuff that will hopefully help improve your spirits!…

Best Buy Plans to Reopen Some Stores by Appointment Only
April 29, 2020 at 7:25 pm

Starting in May, Best Buy plans to gradually reopen its stores to customers with appointments, CNBC reported. Shoppers will be able to schedule a time to meet with a sales associate to discuss a potential purchase of an appliance, talk through technology needs, and more. Best Buy, which has 1,000 U.S. stores, will begin by offering this…

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April 29, 2020

Steps Retailers Can Take to Optimize Physical Store Performance in a Post-COVID World