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NRF Resets Chapter 2 Of Big Show As June Virtual Event

The National Retail Federation, which recently concluded the online first chapter of its 2021 Big Show, said it is shifting Chapter 2 of the show, originally set to be live at New York City’s’ Javits Center the first week of June, to an online event.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond’s 2020 Trials Ready For 2021 Rollout

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.

Retail
Qurate’s George Cites Retail Achievements In NRF Keynote

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
Wayfair Boosts Hourly Worker Pay

Effective January 3, Wayfair established a $15 minimum wage for all employees including  full-, part-time and seasonal workers across its operations in the United States, the company has announced.

Retail
Walmart Adds New Gift Shopping Features

This holiday season, Walmart has added new features to make online shopping easier for gift givers, the company announced, including new categories in the Gift Finder tool, new ways to inform customers which items can be sent as a gift and a new eGift Card feature in the Walmart app.

Retail
LIRA Projects Downturn In Remodeling Market

Owner expenditures for home renovations and repairs are expected to decline at least through the first quarter of next year due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.