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How Adidas plans to bring 3-D printing to the masses
How Adidas plans to bring 3-D printing to the masses
In retailers' hot pursuit for that magic trick to entice consumers on a mass scale, 3-D printing has more or less come and gone as a fad, but to sneaker giant Adidas, mass-market 3-D-printed products may soon be a reality with sizable retail promise.
'Where can I buy?' Google makes push to turn product searches into cash
'Where can I buy?' Google makes push to turn product searches into cash
Alphabet's Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.
The new arms race in retail: Convenience
The new arms race in retail: Convenience
The new point of sale is wherever you are or wherever you want it to be, and it's driven by a demand for convenience.
40 percent of logistics companies will offer 2-hour delivery by 2028
40 percent of logistics companies will offer 2-hour delivery by 2028
Many retailers are already using in-store inventory to fulfill online orders in a short timeframe, and that's expected to increase as 40 percent of logistics companies anticipate offering two-hour delivery by 2028, according to a recent survey of more ...
US retail sales gain points to healthier second quarter
US retail sales gain points to healthier second quarter
U.S. retail sales rose in broad fashion last month as bigger after-tax paychecks helped compensate for rising fuel costs, signaling consumer demand was off to a firm start this quarter.
Companies are complaining they can't find enough truck drivers to ship their stuff because of Amazon
Companies are complaining they can't find enough truck drivers to ship their stuff because of Amazon
Several companies, including chipmaker Nvidia and toymaker Hasbro, are reporting how a shortage of truck drivers is affecting their business.
Why retail's artificial intelligence bet is all wrong
Why retail's artificial intelligence bet is all wrong
Everyone seems to be "using" artificial intelligence these days. So is retail.
Retail reckoning: How private equity is boosting some brands and crushing others
Retail reckoning: How private equity is boosting some brands and crushing others
It was the distinctive patch that caught his attention. Boston was enduring a particularly brutal winter in 2013 when Ryan Cotton began to notice a trend on his daily walk to work near Copley Square: the suddenly growing number of sharp-looking parkas ...
Meet the robot that could change retail
Meet the robot that could change retail
A robotics company in California has created the world's first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant.
Here's a retailer opening brick-and-mortar stores
Here's a retailer opening brick-and-mortar stores
Everyone has heard about the flood of store closings in recent years. Tuesday there was some news about store openings. Gap Inc. updated expansion plans for its Old Navy brand, announcing it will to open 60 stores this year.
UPS has 260,000 union workers and they've just authorized a strike
UPS has 260,000 union workers and they've just authorized a strike
United Parcel Service workers authorized their union to call what would be the first strike since 1997, giving negotiators more leverage in talks to replace a labor contract that expires at the end of July.
To survive the apocalypse, retailers must think of retail as a service
To survive the apocalypse, retailers must think of retail as a service
The rise of e-commerce and increased competition over the last five to seven years has fundamentally changed the way the retail industry works. Companies can no longer afford to be so far removed from the customer as they were in the pre-internet age, ...
US hits pause on trade war with China
US hits pause on trade war with China
A trade war bubbling up between the U.S. and China has suddenly gone still.
Retail 'hasn't looked this good in years' and could head even higher, says technician
Retail 'hasn't looked this good in years' and could head even higher, says technician
After years in the discount bin, investors are beginning to treat the retail space like a must-buy again. One technician says the charts show more upside potential ahead. "Retail hasn't looked this good in years," Ari Wald, head of technical analysis a...
Retailers are hiring more people. One reason: Home renovations.
Retailers are hiring more people. One reason: Home renovations.
The nation's unemployment rate remained unchanged in February, but there was one bright spot many economists weren't expecting: an influx of retail jobs.
Starbucks launches 'Tryer' location to encourage new ideas
Starbucks launches 'Tryer' location to encourage new ideas
Starbucks is building a 20,000 square-foot space for its new "Tryer Innovation Center," named for coffee-roasting equipment that helps determine when the beans are ready, Tryer director Brent Cashell told an audience at SXSW, according to a report last...
Retail supply chains ride current surge in consumer confidence
Retail supply chains ride current surge in consumer confidence
As the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference concludes this week in Phoenix, leading industry indicators point to continued consumer confidence.
Reports of retail's death are premature
Reports of retail's death are premature
Earlier this month, Senator Marco Rubio reacted to news of rising mall vacancies by calling for help for the "millions of workers who will be increasingly displaced."
Walmart, Target, Kohl's see the light at the end of Toys R Us' tunnel
Walmart, Target, Kohl's see the light at the end of Toys R Us' tunnel
Retailers are already preparing for the disappearance of Toys R Us from the market.
Walmart order-by-text service could be next stage of omnichannel retail and e-commerce
Walmart order-by-text service could be next stage of omnichannel retail and e-commerce
Walmart unveiled plans for their new delivery service, Jetblack, which will allow some of their customers to order goods from their website by way of text messages. The initiative, spearheaded by Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss, has started ser...
Galleria Dallas hires retail specialist for 'next chapter' in mall's history
Galleria Dallas hires retail specialist for 'next chapter' in mall's history
In 2018, the enclosed mall is challenged. By some estimates, a quarter of enclosed malls will be closed by 2022. To stay relevant, malls all over are repositioning themselves to be more experiential, offer better food options, and to encourage patrons ...