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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.

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