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Why Warehouses Are Taking Over The U.S. -CNBC


The U.S. is facing a warehouse shortage, with 1 billion square feet of new industrial space needed by 2025 to keep up with demand, according to commercial real estate services company JLL. -from CNBC

Is Buy Now, Pay Later A Good Idea For Consumers? -CNBC


Consumers have flocked to “buy now, pay later” businesses in recent years as a way to make big purchases more manageable. In fact, these new services have become big competition for store credit cards

Alibaba’s Singles Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event Goes Global | WSJ


Singles Day in China is the world’s largest annual shopping extravaganza. Its creator, the e-commerce giant Alibaba, is now exporting the event to the rest of the world.

How Retail Cheese Prices Weather Market Volatility | The Price Index | WSJ


With food markets on a wild ride lately, cheese has seen more volatility than most. Yet in supermarkets, prices have remained relatively stable.

Why Warby Parker’s Physical Retail Became Key to Its Strategy | The Economics Of | WSJ


Warby Parker was one of the original direct-to-consumer brands, but now, the eyeglass-maker’s sales are split about evenly between its more than 140 brick-and-mortar locations and its online store.

How 'Dark Stores' Are Speeding Up Grocery Deliveries | WSJ


Speedy grocery delivery is booming, but competition and high running costs could hinder growth. Startups are promising to deliver groceries to your doorstep in minutes, stepping up competition.

Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S. -CNBC


The pandemic sent food prices skyrocketing amid a slew of supply chain disruptions, but food costs have been steadily rising over the past five years.

What is Alibaba’s ‘Store X’? -TDInsights Live


Store X is the latest big-box format at Alibaba's grocery retailer Freshippo and is part of the group's strategy to combine the best practices from both online and offline shopping.

Behind Dollar General's Strategy to Dominate Rural America | The Economics Of | WSJ


Dollar General has reported 31 consecutive years of growth and is opening new U.S. stores every day. In this video, WSJ takes an inside look at how the discount retailer keeps expanding,

Why The Toy Boom Has Been Good For Monopoly Maker Hasbro -CNBC


While many industries were ravaged by the pandemic in 2020, the toy industry enjoyed a 16% increase or $3.5 billion in sales from 2019. -from CNBC

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.