In a further response to the coronavirus outbreak, Williams-Sonoma said it would extend the temporary closure of all stores in the U.S. and Canada for an additional two weeks.
Amazon has been dealing with coronavirus complications in its distribution system including, for example, the closure of a New York City fulfillment center in the borough of Queens that had not reopened by press time as the company works to sanitize the facility after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
Tractor Supply Company has taken several actions as an essential, needs-based retailer to support its team members, customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although shopping habits have necessarily changed in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a Coresight Research study indicated that almost half of consumers expect that the things they are doing because of the outbreak will remain critical to their future shopping habits.
Williams-Sonoma posted a solid fourth quarter and fiscal year as the comparable sales across its retail brand portfolio enjoyed growth.
Off-price retailer Burlington Stores is getting out of the e-commerce business. As with other off-price retailers, the company wants to focus on the store experience.
Target has leaped into the top 10 of eMarketer’s ranking of e-commerce retailers in the U.S., although Amazon holds firm to the top spot.
Wayfair is engaged in layoffs that it says will make the organization more efficient.
Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed Kevin Metz vp/e-commerce and Vanathy Lakshmi vp/digital product.
Bed Bath & Beyond suffered a rough third quarter, with earnings dipping into the red, but in his first conference call as the company’s CEO, Mark Tritton provided his view of how the company would turn things around, including an expansion of in-store pickup and the launch of a new vendor collaboration program.
During the third quarter, Hudson’s Bay continued to reposition its department store business even as its off-price Saks Off 5th operation generated positive comps in a period when the company’s luxury customers were bargain shopping.