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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.

Alibaba's $61+ Billion Live Streaming Retail Shopping Channel


Watch how the platform has evolved livestreaming technology into the number one way of engaging consumers in China.

How Computer Vision can improve retail operations and customer experience: Trax-Coresight Research


This report in collaboration with Coresight Research explores the challenges retailers experience with in-store execution, and shows how technology can enable smoother store operations. -from Trax

Amazon's New $5 Billion Headquarters -Tech Vision


When Amazon unveiled plans to build their new, second headquarters in 2017, the company received no less than 230 proposals - requests, really - from cities and states across the USA.

The Rise and Fall of American Malls -Bloomberg Quicktake


Part social gathering spaces, part retail meccas, malls were once the centerpiece of the suburban American experience. Now, faced with challenges from all sides, most are barely hanging on.

Shopping at Sears in the 1950s - Life in America


By the early 20th century, Sears was already a household name across the United States. Sears was innovative in founding some of our most familiar brands. -from Recollection Road

Retail Speaks: Seven imperatives for the industry


RILA / McKinsey Knowledge Partners analysis which identified seven imperatives that can give retailers the ability to adapt to a changing consumer landscape while pursuing new opportunities.

How Chewy Harnessed the Pandemic Pet Boom | WSJ


Online pet retailer Chewy has seen a surge of growth over the past year as millions adopted new pets. WSJ spoke with Chewy’s CEO to learn how the company handled the pandemic pet boom.

How The Barcode Made Our Modern Economy - The Lightbulb Moment


Barcodes have radically changed the world, helping fuel the rise of everything from massive companies like Walmart to major world powers like China. -from Cheddar

Are DoorDash, UberEats Good For Restaurants? -CNBC


DoorDash and Uber Eats, the two largest delivery apps by market share both saw their sales double from the end of 2019 to the end of 2020.

Burberry's first social-media store, in Shenzhen, China


Burberry teams with Tencent to launch luxury’s first social retail store. -from Inside Retail Asia

What Is Freshippo? -Alibaba Group


Learn about how Alibaba’s high-tech grocery chain is pushing the boundaries of the grocery shopping experience.

The future of shopping: what's in store? | The Economist


The pandemic has upended the way people buy—online retail has soared as high-street shops and malls close. Brands are now racing to exploit one of the most important weapons: their customers’ data.

Why Tipping Is An American Custom -CNBC


About 70% of tipped workers in the restaurant industry are women and about 45% are people of color. -from CNBC

Amazon… It Was Never About Books


On this episode of the Prof G Show, Scott Galloway discusses the legacy of entrepreneur Jeff Bezos.

The Speed of Zara Fast Fashion


Zara changes clothing designs every 2 weeks on average versus 2 to 3 months for others. It carries about 11,000 distinct items per year.

Why Supermarket Lines Are Intentionally Getting Longer - Cheddar Explains


Lately, supermarkets are switching to a new type of line and that line is much longer. However according to queueing experts that might not be a bad thing.

Behind Costco's Treasure-Hunt Shopping Strategy | WSJ


Costco is one of the biggest and most successful retailers in the country. In this video, WSJ dissects the wholesaler’s unique approach to doing business.

Why U.S. Malls Are Disappearing -CNBC


About a quarter of U.S. malls could close over the next three to five years, accelerating a trend that began before the pandemic. -from CNBC

AiFi Hybrid Solution: Computer Vision Powered Autonomous Store


Take a virtual tour of this 4000-sqft hybrid store, where shoppers can choose to shop autonomously (by checking in using an AiFi app) or continue to shop as usual with a cashier at checkout.