Growth in comparable store sales in the U.S. and digital revenues drove Ace Hardware to a big third quarter.
Sally Beauty has launched a buy online, pick up in-store (BOPIS) program nationwide. BOPIS is the newest addition to Sally Beauty’s omnichannel shopping options, which include curbside pick-up, mobile app ordering and e-commerce ship-from-store capabilities.
With coronavirus-related shifts prompting buyers and vendors to consider new ways of doing business, opportunities for exhibitors to connect with retail customers via their High Point showrooms have emerged, according to the High Point Market Authority. For about 100 exhibitors, adaptive strategies include finding fresh ways to use their spaces at the venue to connect with buyers during off-market periods.
According to a Placer.ai whitepaper report, the 2020 holiday shopping season kicked into high gear long before the leaves changed colors, with consumer concerns over unemployment and uncertainty about meeting-up with friends and families to exchange holiday gifts prompting consideration of new ways to celebrate, not to mention Amazon’s shift of Prime Day.
In a complex retail marketplace roiled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Retail Federation forecast that sales in the November and December holiday season will gain between 3.6% and 5.2% this year versus the 2019 period to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.
CVS Health has appointed Neela Montgomery evp/president of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the U.S.
In a customer study, Meijer found that 60% of shoppers plan to spend the same money on food and gifts this holiday season as they have in the past but will splurge on those closest to them, with kids being particular beneficiaries.
Core Home has acquired UK-based gift and pet brands, W+W and Wild and Woofy, subsidiaries of design-led lifestyle conglomerate Wild+Wolf.
The NPD Group’s Future of Home report predicts 15% year-over-year dollar growth for the home products sector during the fourth quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new habits it is prompting homebound shoppers to develop, continue to reorder the marketplace.
JuniperWeb, an e-commerce website development tool powered by IMC_di, International Market Center’s digital innovations division, has launched www.bethanylowe.com as its first proprietary B2B site for the gift and home sector.
Kohl’s raced to national prominence on a clever proposition— take outlet-type bargains to the people, opening stores designed to compete with mid-tier and department store retailers in strip malls, closer to the homes of consumers it wanted to make customers.