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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

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