Stein Mart is boosting its omnichannel capabilities and streamlining its approach to merchandise planning with Oracle Cloud.
Rite Aid has entered into a strategic partnership with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for Rite Aid customers via Adobe Experience Cloud, an end-to-end solution for experience creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and commerce.
Target once again is making real progress in attracting consumers to its trendy but value-centric proposition.
Stein Mart is installing Amazon Hub Lockers in nearly 200 of its stores across 28 states. Amazon Hub Lockers are secure, self-service kiosks that provide customers of the online retailer an alternative delivery option to pick up and return their Amazon packages.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s efforts to test new store layouts and merchandising techniques is the latest move by a major retailer to update its stores.
Market research firm Forrester has released its report, “The State Of Retailing Online 2019: Omnichannel, Marketing, And Personalization,” a look at how retailers and digital business professionals are thinking about and investing in stores and online, which indicated that 54% of retailers plan to open new stores in 2019.
Ace Hardware is rolling out a “Buy Online, Deliver from Store” program at participating locations across the country. The new delivery option is a key feature of the enhanced e-commerce site, AceHardware.com.
Since this still-young century commenced, the onrush of e-commerce has commanded the attention of the retail industry, and housewares and home furnishings categories, but 2019 may mark a turning point in the prospects of the physical store as new ideas applied to brick-and-mortar operations offer consumers fresh and frequently intriguing propositions.
Albertsons is using cloud solutions from Microsoft Corp., including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to provide customers and employees new experiences.
Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a keynote presentation themed, “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.”
With retailing’s middle ground becoming more vulnerable between price-driven and luxury sectors, the stakes are higher for retailers to become more “remarkable,” said Steven Dennis, founder and president of retail strategist SageBerry Consulting. Dennis, in his keynote to open the third annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit in Chicago, said the urgency of a remarkable makeover is underscored by the immediate challenge faced by many middle-market retailers— physical, digital or omnichannel.
Lowe’s recently discussed its strategic priorities and near- and long-term financial targets at its 2018 analyst and investor conference.