GMDC Research Finds Retail Opportunity In Wellness

The Global Market Development Center’s (GMDC) latest research report identified a top opportunity for transformation in the retail industry: supporting consumers’ health and wellness.

NRF: Retail Employment Gains

According to the National Retail Federation, retail industry employment in the U.S. increased by 28,800 jobs seasonally adjusted in May over April and 100,000 jobs unadjusted year-over-year.

April Retail Sales Grow 2.8%

Year-over-year retail sales in April increased 2.8% as online/non-store retailers and furniture and home furnishings stores reported the largest increases in the month.

Rooting For Ron Johnson Again

They might not admit it now, but there were plenty of people in retailing rooting for Ron Johnson after he announced JC Penney’s plan to attract new customers with exclusive brands and experiences that wouldn’t need coupons and one-day sales as the primary bait.

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