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The Rise and Fall of J.Crew | WSJ

 

J.Crew was the first big retail chain to file bankruptcy in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns. -from WSJ

The Rise And Fall Of The Mall -Business Insider

 

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

Future of Shopping: Voice as a Retail Channel

 

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

Why Apple Store Closures May Tell Us Where Covid-19 Will Hit Next | WSJ

 

WSJ tracked hundreds of store closures, coronavirus statistics and lockdown measures to piece together Apple’s shutdown strategy.

A Day in the Life After COVID-19: The Shopping Centre - Cushman Wakefield

 

A typical day in the life after COVID-19 for shopping center employees in China as they go about their daily work routine.

Why The Coronavirus May Forever Change Grocery Shopping | WSJ

 

Will the coronavirus pandemic lead to long-term changes in how we shop for food? -from WSJ

Inditex ( Zara ) Customer Focused Innovation

 

Latest video from Inditex summarizing their over 1 billion Euros ($1.13 billion) investment in innovation including RFID, self-checkout, and mobile pay.

The Economic Ripple Effect of Retail Sales, Explained | WSJ

 

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

Can Kohl's Survive? -CNBC

 

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

The Rise Of Wayfair -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

The Rise And Fall Of J.Crew -Business Insider

 

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

The Case of the Missing Toilet Paper: How the coronavirus exposed major U.S. supply chain flaws -Fortune Magazine

 

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

How Airbnb Fell From Successful Startup to Crisis Mode | WSJ

 

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

How J.C. Penney Fell From the Top of Retail | WSJ

 

J.C. Penney rose to prominence as a national retailer by dressing the middle class for over a century. -from WSJ

What Happens To Unspent Gift Cards? -CNBC

 

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