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Key Supply-Chain Link Faces Perfect Storm This Holiday Shopping Season | WSJ

 

Warehouses in California’s Inland Empire are a crucial step in the U.S. supply chain. Low warehouse vacancy rates in the area combined with port delays are creating a perfect storm.

The Explosive Rise Of Dollar Stores -CNBC

 

Supply chain issues, record job loss and high inflation means shoppers are looking for a good deal. That’s good news for discount dollar stores.

Retailers Grapple With a Spate of Smash-and-Grab Robberies | WSJ

 

A spike in smash-and-grab robberies is driving retailers to find new ways to boost security and protect merchandise this holiday shopping season.

How Amazon Beat Supply Chain Chaos With Ships, Containers And Planes -CNBC

 

As supply chain chaos causes shipping delays this holiday season, experts say Amazon’s logistics empire and predictive analytics will allow it to avoid the worst of it. -from CNBC

Why Warehouses Are Taking Over The U.S. -CNBC

 

The U.S. is facing a warehouse shortage, with 1 billion square feet of new industrial space needed by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to commercial real estate services company JLL. -from CNBC

Is Buy Now, Pay Later A Good Idea For Consumers? -CNBC

 

Consumers have flocked to “buy now, pay later” businesses in recent years as a way to make big purchases more manageable. In fact, these new services have become big competition for store credit cards

Alibaba’s Singles Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event Goes Global | WSJ

 

Singles Day in China is the world’s largest annual shopping extravaganza. Its creator, the e-commerce giant Alibaba, is now exporting the event to the rest of the world.

How Retail Cheese Prices Weather Market Volatility | The Price Index | WSJ

 

With food markets on a wild ride lately, cheese has seen more volatility than most. Yet in supermarkets, prices have remained relatively stable.

Why Warby Parker’s Physical Retail Became Key to Its Strategy | The Economics Of | WSJ

 

Warby Parker was one of the original direct-to-consumer brands, but now, the eyeglass-maker’s sales are split about evenly between its more than 140 brick-and-mortar locations and its online store.

How 'Dark Stores' Are Speeding Up Grocery Deliveries | WSJ

 

Speedy grocery delivery is booming, but competition and high running costs could hinder growth. Startups are promising to deliver groceries to your doorstep in minutes, stepping up competition.

Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S. -CNBC

 

The pandemic sent food prices skyrocketing amid a slew of supply chain disruptions, but food costs have been steadily rising over the past five years.

What is Alibaba’s ‘Store X’? -TDInsights Live

 

Store X is the latest big-box format at Alibaba's grocery retailer Freshippo and is part of the group's strategy to combine the best practices from both online and offline shopping.

Behind Dollar General's Strategy to Dominate Rural America | The Economics Of | WSJ

 

Dollar General has reported 31 consecutive years of growth and is opening new U.S. stores every day. In this video, WSJ takes an inside look at how the discount retailer keeps expanding,

Why The Toy Boom Has Been Good For Monopoly Maker Hasbro -CNBC

 

While many industries were ravaged by the pandemic in 2020, the toy industry enjoyed a 16% increase or $3.5 billion in sales from 2019. -from CNBC

A revolution in retail recycling? | Rethink Sustainability

 

The FT explores the latest moves by big brands like Ikea and Decathlon to resell and recycle damaged and rejected stock that would otherwise be broken down or discarded.