Belk Adds Same-Day Delivery Option

Retail Touch

Department store retailer Belk will provide same-day delivery on select merchandise for orders placed before 2 pm, with delivery the following day for orders coming in after that time.

In the Wake of ‘Returnageddon’ Retailers Seek New Solutions to an Age-Old Problem

Retail Touch

Consumers returned $428 billion in merchandise last year, nearly 11% of all U.S. The return rate has always been higher for goods bought online — as much as 3X that of products bought in stores depending on the category, according to research from returns technology provider Optoro.

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How Woodman’s Markets is Harnessing In-Store ‘Anti-COVID Robots’

Retail Touch

In-store robots aren’t just tools that can check for mislabeled products or clean messes in a timely manner. The retailer utilizes autonomous robots to almost continuously scan the stores where they operate, completing three full circuits each day.

Saving Shoppers from the Sea of Sameness

Retail Touch

Picture yourself walking into a mattress store. As you walk through the mattress store, all you see is what seems like miles of white bedding and seemingly identical products. You feel your head begin to pound as you try to assimilate the barrage of messaging throughout the store.

After Lackluster Q2, Francesca’s Explores Strategic Alternatives

Retail Touch

Customer Experience News Briefs Inventory & Merchandising Store Operations francesca's FTI Capital Advisors

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Tyson Fury, launches range of energy drinks

Retail Times

Hit your day harder with Furocity by Tyson Fury, a brand new range of energy drinks from Tyson Fury, available at selected retailers and on the Tyson Fury 'The Gypsy King' Official Merchandise store.

Top Quality Wholesale Merchandise

Independent Retailer

Perfect for general merchandise stores, Sun Devil Service & Supply has just about everything retailers need to fill their empty shelves. Just like every other business, Sun Devil Service & Supply began with an idea to start selling merchandise.

Raley’s COO Konkel will step down

Mass Relators

He quickly advanced through the larger Raley’s organization from roles in store to becoming a district leader to leading the remote market in New Mexico and finally to the support center. WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.

April Retail Sales Inched Ahead with Shoppers “Taking Higher Prices in Stride”

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April sales were up in two-thirds of categories on both a monthly and yearly basis, with year-over-year gains led by online sales and clothing and grocery stores. Specifics from key sectors include: Online and other non-store sales were up 2.1 Grocery and beverage stores were down 0.2

NRF: Retail Sales Rose 17.7% YoY in March as Recovery Accelerated

Retail Touch

For instance, clothing and accessory store sales were up 18.3% Results in other categories included: Sporting goods stores: Up 23.5% YoY; Furniture and home furnishings stores: Up 5.9% YoY; Building materials and garden supply stores: Up 12.1%

IRDC 2021 Kicks Off with Keys to Surviving “Digital Darwinism”

VMS

DENVER — The 21st annual International Retail Design Conference presented by VMSD magazine kicked off on Tuesday, welcoming a throng of visual merchandisers, store designers and retail executives to the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel for the two-day conference.

NRF Says 2021 Holiday Sales Grew 14.1 Percent to Record $886.7 Billion

VMS

The number includes online and other non-store sales, which were up 11.3 Despite supply chain challenges, retailers kept their shelves stocked and consumers were able to fill their carts both in-store and online. Sporting goods stores, up 20.9 General merchandise stores, up 15.2

Retail sales up in March despite inflation’s surge

Mass Relators

March sales were up in all but two categories on both a monthly and yearly basis, with year-over-year gains led by grocery, clothing and furniture stores, according to NRF. Specifics from key sectors include: Grocery and beverage stores were up 1% month over month seasonally adjusted and up 7.9%

NRF: Holiday sales hit a record $886.7 billion

Mass Relators

billion in online and other non-store sales (up 11.3%) but excludes sales at automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, set a new record despite challenges from inflation, supply chain disruptions and the ongoing pandemic. “We Sporting goods stores, up 20.9%.

Balbale joins CVS as chain’s top merchant

Mass Relators

Coleman had been responsible for CVS’ front-store business, including strategy, product selection and assortments, pricing, promotion, personalization, omnichannel, and store design.

NRF, Census Bureau Report Continued Retail Recovery In August

Retail Touch

Individual sales results from the retail sectors NRF examined for August include: Clothing and clothing accessory stores: Up 2.9% unadjusted year-over-year; Furniture and home furnishings stores : Up 2.1% unadjusted year-over-year; Electronics and appliance stores: Up 0.8%.

PAVE Announces 2021 VMSD Scholarship

VMS

IRDC is recognized as the premier educational and networking event for the store design and visual merchandising communities. The post PAVE Announces 2021 VMSD Scholarship appeared first on Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

February retail sales show year-over-year gains

Mass Relators

February sales were down in two-thirds of categories on a monthly basis but up across the board on a yearly basis, with year-over-year gains led by clothing and building materials stores and online sales. Specifics from key sectors include: Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 1.1%

Retail sales showed strong gains in January

Mass Relators

January sales were up in all but two categories on both a monthly and yearly basis, with year-over-year gains led by clothing and building materials stores and online sales. Specifics from key sectors include: Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 0.7%

Core Retail Sales in January Flout Omicron, Inflation

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January sales were up in all but two categories on both a monthly and yearly basis, with year-over-year gains led by clothing and building materials stores and online sales. Specifics from key sectors include: Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 0.7

NRF Reports May Sales Rebound But Full Recovery Is Still Ahead

Retail Touch

For a sick economy, there is no better medicine than retailers responding to consumers who are ready to safely return to stores. Some of the key findings in the NRF data include: Clothing and accessory stores were up 188%. News Briefs Store Operations NRF recovery Coronavirus

Latest CAMP Location Showcases the Art of Child’s Play

Retail Touch

So far, the experiential retailer for families has been extremely successful in its mission: the typical family spends up to two hours in CAMP stores, browsing products and capitalizing on each location’s unique features and experiences.

Retail sales on a record pace this holiday season

Mass Relators

November sales were up in all but three categories on a monthly basis and were up across the board year-over-year, led by increases at clothing, sporting goods and furniture stores. Specifics from key sectors include: Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 0.5%

Early holiday shopping boosts October retail sales

Mass Relators

Despite significant challenges including supply chain issues, labor shortages, rising inflation and OSHA’s impending employer vaccine mandate, retailers are continuing to safely serve consumers online and in stores. Electronics and appliance stores were up 3.8%

Should You Still Get A Google Ads Certification?

Store Growers

With Store Growers, we sell Google Ads training and we often get the question why we’re competing against the FREE materials that Google is putting out. Harry, who sells custom made candles in his online store. Google Ads campaigns from the Google Merchandise store.

Retail sales rebound in June

Mass Relators

Reopening of both stores and the overall economy has progressed, and even higher prices seen in some retail categories reflecting the push-and-pull of supply chain challenges haven’t proven to be a deterrent to spending. Electronics and appliance stores were up 3.3%

May retail sales down from April, up vs. last year

Mass Relators

The year-over-year increases for both April and May were unusually high because most stores were closed by the pandemic during those months last year. Online and other non-store sales, which are included in the total, are expected to increase between 18% and 23% to between $1.09

Retail sales show ‘off the chart’ gains vs. 2020

Mass Relators

Retailers will continue to follow coronavirus-related laws and regulations governing store operations in each state and we urge lawmakers and government officials to prioritize policies that both encourage work and continued safety.”. Furniture and home furnishings stores were down 0.7%

NRF: Retail sales rebounded in March

Mass Relators

Retailers remain committed, transparent and emphatic about prioritizing customer and employee safety as they welcome shoppers back into their stores this spring.”. Grocery stores – the only category to show a year-over-year decline – were among the few retailers allowed to remain open.

Jason & Scot Show Episode 272 – Q2 E-Com Data, Walmart/Target Earnings, and Amazon Dept Store!?!?

Retail Geek

In episode 272 we break down the US Dept of Commerce July retail data, and Q2 E-Com data, look at Q2 earnings from Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes, and discuss a potential Amazon Department store concept. At peak of pandemic, restaurants lost nearly $51B/mo of sales to grocery stores.