Kohl’s is boosting its hiring plans for the back-to-school, fall and holiday seasons, as well as a 130-store “omni power center” pilot program.
Walmart decided to bring technological experimentation down to the store level as it tests tech in application but also in terms of how consumers respond to an enhanced retail environment.
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.