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Laura Kennedy


Retail Technology Investments Hit $28.9 Billion in Q1

CB Insights’ report showed the strongest funding momentum in five years.

clock May 13, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz



Dollar General Finds Growth Path by Meeting Shopper Needs

Dollar General’s Emily Taylor describes what’s driving store productivity at the company, which opened 1,000 stores last year.

clock May 3, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz



Will Vaccines Drive Shoppers to Stores?

The First Insight survey also revealed generational differences about getting vaccinated.

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One Year on From COVID-19, Retail Leaders Feeling Confident

KPMG’s annual survey also noted concerns over supply chain issues.

clock March 25, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Icicles hang on the back of a vehicle Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Houston. A frigid blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually icy emergency Monday that knocked out power to more than 2 million people and shut down grocery stores and dangerously snowy roads. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Cold Stormy Weather Clobbers Retail

Massive numbers of stores and malls were closed Tuesday due to freezing temperatures and dangerous road conditions.

clock February 16, 2021David Moin


CGP Forecast: Record Year Ahead for Retail

Customer Growth Partners said despite the pandemic, Americans are “resilient” shoppers.

clock February 11, 2021David Moin

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Fashion Scoops

Montaigne Market to Shutter

The Paris concept store is shutting down its store on the avenue that gave it its name.

clock January 26, 2021Alex Wynne


Mergers and Acquisitions

Carrefour, Couche-Tard End Acquisition Talks and Mull Partnerships

The companies are considering sharing best practices on fuel, pooling purchasing and partnering on private labels.

clock January 16, 2021Mimosa Spencer

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Reports Spotlight Need to Invest in Employees, Leadership and Customer Service

The reports offer insights that can help retailers succeed this holiday shopping season.

clock November 20, 2020WWD Staff

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With Holiday Shopping Season Under Way, the ‘Conscious Shopper’ Emerges

A Mastercard report showed that 75 percent of consumers plan to be “more mindful” of where they shop.

clock November 19, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Business Features

Holiday Shopping Season Plagued With Consumer Concerns

Three recent reports show some improvement in consumer sentiment, but also the stark realities of the impact of the coronavirus.

clock November 17, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A shopper peers into a closed Pier 1 Imports store, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The chain plans to shutter all stores and liquidate due to COVID-19. Many beaches and businesses have reopened during the new coronavirus pandemic. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)


Pier 1 Imports Finds New Life as E-commerce Only Site

Retail Ecommerce Ventures has retained the 58-year-old home goods retailer’s senior buyers for the relaunch.

clock October 29, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Sign noting a place to park to pick up food at grocery for socially distance during quartine for COVID-19 corona virus. St Paul Minnesota MN USA

Business Features

Even as the Pandemic Persists, the Future of Retail Is Not Locked Down

SAP’s Robin Barrett Wilson shares key trends shaping retail as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

clock August 25, 2020Robin Barrett Wilson

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Business Features

Data Shows Thanksgiving Foot Traffic Vital to Holiday Success analyzed foot traffic during the holiday period to see if Black Friday could pick up lost sales from Thanksgiving closures.

clock August 7, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Business Features

Why Enhancing Forecasting, Scenario Planning Is imperative Now

Jill Standish discusses how retailers can become “future-ready.”

clock August 7, 2020Jill Standish

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clock May 13, 2021Layla Ilchi

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