Archive for the 'Distribution and Marketing Logistics' Category

Macy’s Has a Plan to Survive the Retail Apocalypse

01 18th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"Things aren’t great if you’re a department store."

The Weird Psychology of Returning Stuff to the Store

08 20th, 2016 Author: Publisher

The longer a store allows you to return something after purchasing, the less likely you are to ever actually return it.

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Author bio – Melissa Dahl (photo, left) writes for

Walmart’s Entire Business Model Is Crumbling

06 4th, 2016 Author: Publisher

As competitors like Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe's, and Family Dollar crowd the space, the idea of visiting a Walmart is less compelling to price-conscious consumers.


Author bio – Ashley Lutz (photo, left) is "Business Insider's retail editor. She previously covered specialty apparel and consumer companies for Bloomberg News. You can find her on Twitter at @AshleyLutz."

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We Are Witness to a Seismic Change in Consumer Behavior

02 16th, 2014 Author: Publisher

"It has never been more challenging for a brick-and-mortar retail merchant to succeed in an enduring way," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said.

'We are witness to a seismic change in consumer behavior,' said Schultz. And that seismic change is linked to technology."

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The Mega-Trends That Are Changing Retail Forever

04 10th, 2013 Author: Publisher

Retailers all over are scrambling to adapt and survive. We've seen the decline of big box and the meteoric rise of e-commerce shake the industry to its core.

"But that's not all that has altered the retail landscape."

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Best Buy Says It Has Killed “Showrooming” for Good

04 10th, 2013 Author: Publisher

“There is no doubt that this new policy ends showrooming for Best Buy customers. . ."

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It’s Do or Die for Four Retailers

02 19th, 2013 Author: Publisher

While 2013 will be a tough year for retailers due to the tepid economic recovery, a few in particular face a critical 12 months. Their experiences highlight the challenges facing store chains, from increasingly cautious consumers to fierce online competition.

The four are Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Radio Shack, and Sears.

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As the world's largest online retailer, it's no surprise that its biggest fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona, is the size of 28 football fields.That's because it's their goal to have everything anyone wants at any time.

Amazon has 80 fulfillment centers in the world to handle all of its orders. . .

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See What the Store of the Future Will Look Like

01 28th, 2013 Author: Publisher
Retail stores will look very different in a few years.

In the age of mobile technology, shoppers are changing more than ever, and retailers are rushing to catch up with their customers' ever-evolving demands.

King Retail Solutions designs modern retail stores. The company shared anecdotes and images about what the store of the future will look like.

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JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson is spoke at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conferencein Aspen, and he revealed a bit of what his strategy is for store checkout.

He wants to eliminate the employees who stand at cash registers and get rid of traditional checkout by the end of 2013. Here's how . . .

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