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KHD Buzz – Walmart Close to Cashier-Less Stores, The Rise of the Vending Machine, Customer Research Habits and More

KHD Buzz – Walmart Close to Cashier-Less Stores, The Rise of the Vending Machine, Customer Research Habits and More

Walmart Close to Truly Cashier-Less Stores

Despite having given associates a much publicized basic rate raise recently Walmart may still be planning to replace many of them, as they announced last week they plan to add their ‘Scan and Go’ smartphone enabled checkouts, which allows customers to shop and pay without ever needing to inetract with a human staff member, to 100 more stores

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KHD Buzz – Millennials Boosted Amazon’s Holiday Sales, Forbes Awards Retail Person of the Year and More

KHD Buzz – Millennials Boosted Amazon’s Holiday Sales, Forbes Awards Retail Person of the Year and More

Millennials Were the Key to Amazon’s Holiday Season Success 

Amazon had another good holiday shopping season, but their performance, it seems, hinged on a single demographic. Millennials made up by far the largest portion of  Amazon’s sales over the holidays, and because these ‘youngsters’ are now getting older they were spending more than before as well. Read More 

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KHD Buzz – A Very Merry Christmas for Retail, Department Store Stocks Soar, UPS Faces New Challenges and More

KHD Buzz – A Very Merry Christmas for Retail, Department Store Stocks Soar, UPS Faces New Challenges and More

Mastercard: 2017 A Very Merry Christmas for Retail

The presents are unwrapped, the new year is here and so are the first analysis of the holiday shopping season. And according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report for Holiday 2017 retailers both on and offline enjoyed a very Merry Christmas indeed. Read More

Holiday Shopping Season a Big Boost for Department Store Stocks

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KHD Buzz – Amazon is Bigger Than You Thought, Target Aims for Same Day Delivery, Consumers Don’t Want to Get Personal and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon is Bigger Than You Thought, Target Aims for Same Day Delivery, Consumers Don’t Want to Get Personal and More

Morgan Stanley Break Down: Just How Big Amazon is in Online Retail

We all know that Amazon is a huge player in online retail in the US, but do we ever really realize just how big they are? A recent Morgan Stanley report broke the numbers down and actually, big does not even really begin to describe them. Read More

Target Acquire Shipt for $550 Million to Compete with Amazon and Walmart

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KHD Buzz – The Rise of the Porch Pirate, Walmart Changes Its Name, Offline Retail is NOT DEAD and More

KHD Buzz – The Rise of the Porch Pirate, Walmart Changes Its Name, Offline Retail is NOT DEAD and More

Porch Pirates are the 21st Century Grinches Out to Spoil Christmas

According to a recent survey conducted by home security firm Ring there are an increasing number of people out to play the Grinch this holiday season by stealing the gifts people so carefully chose online to be delivered to their door. But can anything be down to stop these ‘porch pirates’? Read More

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KHD Buzz – Retail Stocks Boosted by Black Friday, Online Fraud is Dropping, The Health Effects of Holiday Music and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Stocks Boosted by Black Friday, Online Fraud is Dropping, The Health Effects of Holiday Music and More Great Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Boost Retail Stocks

After months of doom and gloom over the future of retail – especially offline – the huge spending spree America went on over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend seems to have restored Wall Street’s faith in retail, at least for now. Read More

Study: Holiday Music Really is Bad for Retail Workers’ Mental Health
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KHD Buzz – 2018 Retail and Retail Marketing Predictions Include the Rise of AI, the Death of the Pop Up and More

KHD Buzz – 2018 Retail and Retail Marketing Predictions Include the Rise of AI, the Death of the Pop Up and More

It’s that time of year again. Not just holiday time but also the time when numerous experts and researchers begin publishing their predictions for the soon to be here New Year. Having had a year of ups and downs in 2017, retailers of all sizes and from all niches will be going into 2018 with high hopes and for some, especially brick and mortar retailers, more than a few nerves. So, what does

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KHD Buzz – Toys R Us Announces Marathon Sale, 11-11 Smashes eCommerce Records, The Black Friday Hours Tracker and More

KHD Buzz – Toys R Us Announces Marathon Sale, 11-11 Smashes eCommerce Records, The Black Friday Hours Tracker and More

2017 Black Friday Hours Tracker

Still not sure what time your Black Friday sales should begin? Time’s certainly running out, but if it helps, Forbes put together this handy guide to Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales for lots of major retailers so you can see when your competition will be open and perhaps figure out just the right time to strike. Read More 

Toys R Us Plan to Open for 30 Hours

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KHD Buzz – Amazon’s 50 Days of Holiday Deals, USPS Sunday Deliveries, Daylight Savings Retail Spending Mystery and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon’s 50 Days of Holiday Deals, USPS Sunday Deliveries, Daylight Savings Retail Spending Mystery and More

November Begins with Amazon’s ’50 Days of Holiday Deals’

In what is perhaps now almost an ‘official’ sign that the holiday shopping season has started, Amazon launched a ’50 Days of Holiday Deals’ promotion that kicked off on November 1st and will run right up until the last days before Christmas. Read More

USPS Trialing Sunday Delivery for the Holiday Se

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KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Stories Come to Facebook Pages, Increasing Customer Conversions and More

KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Stories Come to Facebook Pages, Increasing Customer Conversions and More

Report: Online Retail will Overtake Brick and Mortar in 2017 

According to a new report from Deloitte, the outlook for the 2017 holiday shopping season is good in general, but it is likely to be especially good for online retailers, as they seem set to outsell their brick and mortar competitors for the very first time. Read More

Facebook Opens Stories to Pages, But Will Anyone Use Them? 

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