KHD Buzz – More Small Retailers Headed Online, REI to ‘Lean Into’ All Remote Work, The Strange Back to School Shopping Season and More

KHD Buzz – More Small Retailers Headed Online, REI to ‘Lean Into’ All Remote Work, The Strange Back to School Shopping Season and More

August 31, 2020 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Shopify Reports 71% New Store Jump in Q2

When unable to open at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with many physical stores still struggling to pull customers in many small retailers are heading online, as evidenced by a new Shopify report that states the number of new stores opening via their platform jumped by 71% in 2020 Q2. Read More

Parents Struggle to Find Laptops for Homeschooling

44% of school age children will begin the 2020 school year studying at home for at least part of the time as many states balk at full opening with the COVID-19 pandemic still largely unchecked. Parents are finding, however, according to a new report, that essentials like laptops and other school supplies are in very short supply. Read More

REI Selling Seattle HQ to Focus on Remote Workers

In what might be the start of a global trend outdoor retail giant REI is selling its Seattle headquarters to focus on continued remote work for its office based employees. Read More

Back To School Shopping 2020 Style Revealed by New Report

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The 2020 back to school shopping season is shaping up to be very different than those in years past, with, according to a new report from Inmar Intelligence, parent top concerns being safety over anything else. Read More

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