Category: Buzzworthy

KHD Buzz – Manhattan’s Experimental Pop Up Store Boom, The Winners in the Sears Story, The Hottest Niche in Retail Right Now and More

KHD Buzz – Manhattan’s Experimental Pop Up Store Boom, The Winners in the Sears Story, The Hottest Niche in Retail Right Now and More

Report: More Holiday Shoppers Plan to Shop Both Online and Off in 2018 According to a new report from The NPD Group, more than 50% of people plan to do their holiday shopping on and off in the 2018 season, and the reasons behind their decisions where to shop for what are rather interesting as they…

By Koehler Home Decor October 22, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – Toys R Us’ Latest Revival Plans, Buzzfeed Gets into Retail, The Demise of Sears and More

KHD Buzz – Toys R Us’ Latest Revival Plans, Buzzfeed Gets into Retail, The Demise of Sears and More

Toys R Us is Dead, Long Live Geoffrey’s Toy Box? As has been speculated for several weeks, the Toys R Us brand is making a comeback, sort off. The company is rebranding itself as ‘Geoffrey’s Toy Box’ and will, it seems, be operating alongside other, yet to be named retailers. But will this gambit work?…

By Koehler Home Decor October 15, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15, Toys ‘R’ Us May Not Be Dead After All and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15, Toys ‘R’ Us May Not Be Dead After All and More

Amazon is Raising Worker Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour – How Will That Affect Other Retailers? Last week Amazon announced that the minimum wage across their workforce is being raised to $15 per hour. The new minimum wage, effective Nov. 1, will affect more than 250,000 Amazon employees as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees…

By Koehler Home Decor October 8, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – Amazon Debuts New York Retail Store, How Brands Plan to Survive The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Debuts New York Retail Store, How Brands Plan to Survive The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ and More

Amazon Opens New York City Store To Sell Highest Rated Products In another foray into the world of brick and mortar, retail Amazon giants have debuted a new flagship store in New York City’s Soho district. The store, dubbed ‘Amazon 4 Star’ showcases products from across Amazon’s offerings that are rated by reviewers at four stars or…

By Koehler Home Decor October 1, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – 2018 Holiday Retail May Top $1.3 Trillion, Amazon’s New Small Business Initiative and More

KHD Buzz – 2018 Holiday Retail May Top $1.3 Trillion, Amazon’s New Small Business Initiative and More

Deloitte: Retailers Could Ring Up Over $1.3 Trillion This Holiday Season According to a newly released report from Deloitte, US retailers – both brick and mortar stores and online merchants – are poised to ring up sales topping $1.3 trillion, an increase of between 5 and 5.6 percent from a year ago. Read More Amazon Debuts ‘Store Fronts’…

By Koehler Home Decor September 24, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – Jet.com Gets a Makeover, Online Retail to Predicted to Hit $525 Billion by the End of the Year and More

KHD Buzz – Jet.com Gets a Makeover, Online Retail to Predicted to Hit $525 Billion by the End of the Year and More

Walmart’s Jet Gets an Urban Rebrand Jet.com, which Walmart acquired in the hopes of making it an Amazon competitor, has undergone a complete rebrand, changing its image to better appeal to urban shoppers living in big cities, a demographic that makes up the largest section of its customer base. Read More Report: Online Retail in…

By Koehler Home Decor September 17, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – Report: Stores Need Tech to Survive, Target Tests Shopper Facial Recognition and More

KHD Buzz – Report: Stores Need Tech to Survive, Target Tests Shopper Facial Recognition and More

Report: Retail Stores That Lack Technology Will Fail According to a new study undertaken by SOTI, a mobile technology company that surveyed consumers in the US, UK, and Australia retail stores can, in the minds of consumers, still play a useful role in their shopping plans. But, the survey found,  only if those stores have embraced some…

By Koehler Home Decor August 27, 2018 0

KHD Buzz – US Retail Posts Strong July Showing, The Future of Retail , The ‘De-Schlepping Of Retail’ and More

KHD Buzz – US Retail Posts Strong July Showing, The Future of Retail , The ‘De-Schlepping Of Retail’ and More

US Retail Sales Showed Strong Increases in July July’s increase in core retail sales suggested the economy started the third quarter on a solid footing after posting its best performance in nearly four years in the second quarter. Read More Is China Offering the Western World a Look at the Future of Retail? It’s the largest…

By Koehler Home Decor August 20, 2018 0