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How the FedEx Rate Hike Will Impact Retailers
September 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss FedEx's recent rate hike and how increased shipping costs will affect retailers now and heading into the 2018 holiday season. In a double whammy for retailers, not only will it cost them more to ship their online orders with FedEx,…

NRF Forms a Package Coalition, and Shipping Tips for Retailers
August 10, 2018 at 10:27 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the National Retail Federation's (NRF) new Package Coalition, a lobbying group in support of the U.S. Postal Service. The coalition is being led by Amazon.com and other retail businesses, including QVC and Columbia Sportswear. In addition to analyzing the merits…

How Retailers Can Combat Rising Shipping Rates
July 13, 2018 at 10:52 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss UPS’ intra-year rate hikes, the factors that are leading to higher shipping costs for retailers, and potential solutions to the problem, including implementing omnichannel fulfillment systems.

Online Grocery Shopping and the Changing Delivery Model
April 27, 2018 at 11:58 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss one of the fastest-growing e-commerce categories — grocery — with a particular focus on what traditional grocers are doing to update their supply chains and shipping systems to better compete in this new digital reality.

Retailers Putting Pressure on Their Product Suppliers
April 13, 2018 at 12:10 pm

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the significance of announcements made this week by REI and Walmart regarding changes they're making to their supply chains, and specifically what's required of their product suppliers.

Retail Right Now: June 2
June 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Caitlin Sullivan recaps the week's biggest retail news, including Amazon.com's parachute shipping label patent, Staples naming a new chief marketing officer, and Wayfair's successful 2016 fiscal year.

Retail Right Now: May 12
May 12, 2017 at 11:11 am

Welcome to another episode of Retail Right Now! Big news in the retail industry this week includes Coach's acquisition of Kate Spade, Forever 21 and Rue 21 being accused of stealing an indie brand's designs, and Amazon.com lowering its free shipping minimum to $25.

Retail Right Now: February 24
February 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

Another week has come and gone … here's the latest retail industry news. In this episode of Retail Right Now, we review President Trump's proposed CHOICE Act and what it means for retailers; why some believe Macy's needs to give up its nonpartisan identity to survive the Trump divide; and Amazon.com's decision to lower its…

Retail Right Now: December 16
December 16, 2016 at 11:55 am

Happy Friday, retailers! In this edition of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan recaps UPS and FedEx's struggles to keep up with peak holiday volume, the Supreme Court's decision on Colorado's "Amazon Tax," and which four retailers are being sued for deceptive advertising.

Retail Right Now: September 23
September 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Happy first Friday of fall! The busy holiday shopping season is quickly approaching, so check out this edition of Retail Right Now to find out more on FedEx's new shipping rates. We also tell you what got Amazon.com and Costco in some trouble this past week.

Retail Right Now: September 9
September 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

In this week's edition of Retail Right Now, we recap the week's biggest retail news, including a rate hike from UPS, job cuts at QVC and Chico's, and what's happening at New York Fashion Week.