J.Crew was the first big retail chain to file bankruptcy in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns. -from WSJ
Starting with the opening of the Southland Mall in 1956 malls have been a vaulted piece of Americana for decades. But in recent years they’ve rapidly lost their value. -from Business Insider
Amazon Alexa Example of the Future of Retail. 43% of voice-enabled device owners use the technology to shop. Nearly 5.5 million USA adults make purchases with their smart speakers. -TDInsights Live
WSJ tracked hundreds of store closures, coronavirus statistics and lockdown measures to piece together Apple’s shutdown strategy.
A typical day in the life after COVID-19 for shopping center employees in China as they go about their daily work routine.
Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to long-term changes in how we shop for food? -from WSJ
Latest video from Inditex summarizing their over 1 billion Euros ($1.13 billion) investment in innovation including RFID, self-checkout, and mobile pay.
Analysts and economists are paying close attention to monthly retail sales numbers as a way to gauge how the economy may be recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. -from WSJ
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Kohl's closed all of its stores nationwide on March 19, and wasn't able to reopen until early May. -from CNBC
Since most of the U.S. entered lockdown mode, almost all of Wayfair’s brick and mortar competitors shut their doors leaving Wayfair as essentially the only game in town for home furnishings -from CNBC
At the height of its success, J.Crew and its sister company Madewell were operating in over 100 countries and had over 500 stores. -from Business Insider
On March 12th, during the Great Toilet Paper Panic of 2020, sales of toilet paper ballooned 732% compared to the same day the previous year. -from Fortune Magazine
Airbnb was supposed to be the hottest public offering of 2020. Instead, the home-sharing giant just cut 25% of its workforce and expects revenue to be less than half of what it was in 2019. -from WSJ
J.C. Penney rose to prominence as a national retailer by dressing the middle class for over a century. -from WSJ
The plastic cash substitute has been the most popular holiday item on shoppers’ lists for 13 years in a row, as of 2007. -from CNBC
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