In a global Mastercard study conducted in 15 markets around the world, consumers demonstrated that they are moving away from cash and opting for contact-free and digital payments experiences, and they may not go back to old habits even after the COVID-19 pandemic wanes.
Coronavirus-related circumstances and the capabilities the company has developed to serve customers in new ways contributed to big gains The Kroger Co. made in the first quarter, the company asserted.
The new Deloitte report “The future is coming … but still one day at a time,” analyzes market trends that led the consulting firm to identify seven trends that will affect retailers and the vendors who support them as the market emerges from the coronavirus crisis.
Staples U.S. Retail will collaborate with Instacart in the launch of same-day delivery from more than 1,000 of the retailer’s locations in the United States.
In an expansion of an existing initiative, Walmart has announced that it would add in-demand skilled trade and digital skills educational benefits to its Live Better U program.
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts has adopted e-commerce in an initiative that builds on a company-wide restructuring effort, with the online element meant to serve “a new generation of digitally empowered consumers,” company president Anthony Piperno told HomeWorldBusiness.com
As consumers hit the stores and e-commerce outlets during the upcoming holiday season, one in three shoppers is expected to purchase products for the home, according to The NPD Group’s 2018 Holiday Purchase Intentions survey.
According to Adobe Digital Insights, United States online holiday spending looks to increase 14.8% year-over-year to $124.1 billion.
Hayneedle.com has launched two partnerships, with TV show This Old House and western lifestyle magazine Sunset, respectively, that feature on-side versions of its partners’ current Idea Homes.