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.
Ikea’s strategy for its new, urban Planning Studio is based less on its past practices and more on an omnichannel approach the retailer is embracing.
After a challenging second quarter, Bed Bath & Beyond asserted that it will continue to work on reinventing its business and begin generating earnings and sales gains in 2020.
The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.
Walmart and Capital One have entered into a new, long-term credit card program agreement.
Mastercraft International has hired Sarah Thielemier to a newly created position focusing on omnichannel sales and product development.