The COVID-19 pandemic has driven Bed Bath & Beyond to adopt and advance initiatives quicker than it ever intended. However, that has helped the retailer boost its proficiency in developing and applying data and exercising its operational flexibility in application in ways that the company expects has better prepared it to thrive in the year ahead.
Walmart’s Janey Whiteside, the retailer’s evp and first chief customer officer, said the year ahead continues its trend to make shopper lives easier, which means delivering core purchases to consumers as they need them and, so, gradually changing how they relate to retailers.
In the opening keynote address kicking off the virtual Chapter 1 of the National Retail Federation Big Show, Mike George, president and CEO of Qurate Retail Group and NRF chairman, spotlighted how the retail sector reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and social turbulence over the past year, emphasizing how the industry worked to improve conditions in communities around the United States.
Retail imports during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and imports remain at…
In a season when holiday shopping began early, November retail sales dipped from the month before but still enjoyed a sixth consecutive year-over-year gain, according to the National Retail Federation.
Imports remain strong after setting new records this fall as retailers stocked up both stores and warehouses for the holiday season and met new demands for quick delivery of online orders, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The annual survey Prosper Insights & Analytics conducts for the National Retail Federation demonstrated that, while not all up in 2020 versus 2019, the sales numbers for the Thanksgiving weekend period still demonstrated that the overall holiday season is on track to meet expectations.
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.
Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
A strong rebound in apparel led a continuing recovery from the pandemic as retail sales accelerated their rate of growth in September and marked the fourth straight month of year-over-year gains, the National Retail Federation said.
Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Imports rose to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The National Retail Federation is moving its annual Retail’s Big Show exposition and conference. It will take place in-person at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City June 6-8, 2021. In addition, NRF is hosting a virtual event, January 12-14, 19 and 21-22, 2021. Both events will feature the theme, “Forward Together.”