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Chinese live stream shopping booms in lockdown -CGTN Europe

 

It’s becoming more and more popular in China, with online streams raking in millions of viewers and buyers. But could it ever take off in other parts of the world? -CGTN Europe

How Costco Became A Massive "Members Only" Retailer -CNBC

 

Costco makes billions doing what in retail might once have been thought unthinkable: charge people to shop there. -from CNBC

Why Amazon Has A Fake Review Problem -CNBC

 

Here are some ways to spot fake reviews and what Amazon and others are doing to try and stop them -CNBC

The Design Tricks Amazon Uses To Get You To Buy - Why You Buy -Cheddar

 

As retail traffic continues to migrate to digital, companies are changing how their sites are designed using principles of behavioral economics. -from Cheddar

Coronavirus spending: Spending has shifted to small luxury items such as champagne and DIY products -Yahoo Finance

 

How spending habits are changing as millions of Americans continue to work from home. -from Yahoo Finance

The Rise And Fall Of Pier 1 -CNBC

 

Once known for its “treasure hunt” atmosphere, colorful home furnishings, and distinctive holiday decorations, Pier 1 filed for bankruptcy in February 2020. -from CNBC

World's First Floating Apple Retail Store - SG Yap

 

Apple Marina Bay Sands is the first Apple floating store in the world and will be opened soon. -from SG Yap

The Rise and Fall of Brooks Brothers | WSJ

 

Brooks Brothers -- the self-proclaimed oldest clothier in the U.S. -- filed for bankruptcy in July. -from WSJ

How Covid-19 is changing our shopping habits | CNBC Reports

 

Amid lockdowns and social distancing, the pandemic is changing what consumers want and how they buy it. -from CNBC International

Can Walmart Catch Amazon In E-commerce? - CNBC

 

From partnering with Instacart to launching Walmart+ as a competitor to Prime, here are all the ways Walmart is looking to catch up with Amazon's dominance in e-commerce. - From CNBC

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.