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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

The Rise Of Instacart And Online Grocery Delivery -CNBC

 

Online grocery delivery is seeing exceptional growth amid the coronavirus. Over the last few weeks, Instacart has seen customer order volume increase more than 500% year-over-year. -from CNBC

What's New in Retail: Emerging Global Concepts - Euromonitor International

 

New retail concepts are challenging the traditional store format and pushing the boundaries of innovation. -from Euromonitor International

How the COVID-19 pandemic could change the retail industry -Global News

 

Experts tell us that measures like contactless shopping and curbside pick up are likely to continue and we may see changes to way we navigate stores. -from Global News

Chinese retailers resume operation - CGTN

 

China's retail sector is gradually getting back to business. Most optimistic about future despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak & are making efforts to adapt to the changes.

Grocery delivery is a breeze! -Walmart

 

Get fresh groceries and more with no-contact grocery delivery. It’s easy! Place your order on http://walmart.com/grocery or in the app. -from Walmart

How J.C. Penney Is Trying To Make A Comeback -CNBC

 

As of April 2020, J.C. Penney saw its shares trading well below $1, and it has long been in danger of being delisted by the New York Stock Exchange. -from CNBC

A Tour of Freshippo's Newest Store Formats -Alibaba Group

 

Having started off as a mobile-first supermarket, Alibaba’s New Retail food chain now encompasses a range of store formats to cater to different consumer needs. -Alibaba Group

Future Stores Miami 2020: What You Missed -Rethink Retail

 

RETHINK Retail headed down to Miami to hear what retailers and vendors are up to in 2020. You'll hear from over 10 industry leaders about what trends are top of mind for bricks. -from Rethink Retail

Why Amazon Has So Many Counterfeit Goods -CNBC

 

Seizures of counterfeit products at U.S. borders have increased 10 fold over the past two decades as e-commerce sales have boomed.  Most are coming from mainland China or Hong Kong. -from CNBC

We go inside Amazon's brand-new grocery store (no cashiers in sight) -CNET

 

Amazon Go Grocery lets you shop for fresh produce and just walk out, no wallet required. -from CNET

How U.S. Consumers Help Prop Up The World Economy -CNBC

 

Many Wall Street economists feel it’s the US consumer who’s keeping another recession at bay. Here’s how US consumers help keep the global economy afloat. -from CNBC