What Lessons Did Retailers Learn from the Pandemic?

What Lessons Did Retailers Learn from the Pandemic?

As states start reopening across the country, Keith Jelinek looks at the post-pandemic landscape in the retail market. What lessons did retailers learn over the past year? What should they do as shoppers return to stores? The National Retail Federation (NRF) is...
Retail and Consumer Indicators Summary | May 2021

Retail and Consumer Indicators Summary | April 2021

As the COVID recovery continues, US retail sales showed good increases in March compared to last year, and consumer sentiment shows strength due in large part to progress in vaccinations, COVID relief checks, and extended unemployment benefits. Fourth-quarter sales...
Optimizing the Store Portfolio in the Post-COVID Environment

Optimizing the Store Portfolio in the Post-COVID Environment

Continued Growth in Online Shopping Escalates Pressure on Physical Stores’ Success The combination of the COVID crisis, advancing technology, and evolving consumer preferences has altered the landscape drastically, leaving retailers with critical decisions relative to...