Macy’s Fight to Prevent Amazon’s Rooftop Billboard, the End of Layaway and More

Macy’s Fight to Prevent Amazon’s Rooftop Billboard, the End of Layaway and More

October 4, 2021 Off By Koehler Home Decor

Amazon and Macy’s Square Off in Court Over Billboard

Macy’s has sought to stop Amazon from erecting a billboard on the roof of its Herald Square flagship store in New York City. In a lawsuit, the department store says that allowing the billboard to be put up would do “immeasurable” harm to its business if its landlord, Kaufman Organization, permits it. Read More

Layaway Being Replaced by BNPL Offerings

Consumers are increasingly opting for buy now, pay later options for larger items. Retailers appreciate the year-round boost this purchasing option provides and are abandoning traditional layaway plans, which require them to store products in their inventory until customers pay in full. Read More

Retail Expert Predicts “Commerce at Home’ Will Be the Next Big Thing

“Commerce at Home,” according to Ron Johnson, a former executive at J.C. Penney, Apple, and Target, is the next frontier in retailing. “One of the most frequent compliments I received from customers leaving the Genius Bar was: ‘I wish I could take you home with me,’” Mr. Johnson wrote about his time at Apple. Mr. Johnson believes that technological advancements, combined with shifts in buying behavior hastened by the pandemic, are allowing merchants to create high-touch experiences suited to the unique needs of customers who no longer need to leave their homes to research and shop. Read More

Childcare Shortage Preventing a Return to Work For Many Parents

Retailers everywhere are trying, and often failing, to make new hires right now. A lack of available childcare is being cited as one of the big reasons why parents, especially women, cannot make a return to work right now. Read More

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