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KHD Buzz – Walmart Still Interested in TikTok Buyout, Deloitte Predicting Slower Holiday Shopping Season and More

KHD Buzz – Walmart Still Interested in TikTok Buyout, Deloitte Predicting Slower Holiday Shopping Season and More

Report: Consumers Cut Back on Spending in August According to a report from the Commerce Department, consumer spending decreased in August. With 30 million Americans still unemployed this is likely because the $600 weekly unemployment subsidy expired in July. It was replaced by a $300 weekly supplement, which was not available in all states, and…

By Koehler Home Decor September 21, 2020 Off

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

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 Koehler Home Decor August 31, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Facebook Launches TikTok Clone, Undelivered PPE, Dangerous Hand Sanitizer and More

KHD Buzz – Facebook Launches TikTok Clone, Undelivered PPE, Dangerous Hand Sanitizer and More

FTC Fielding Thousands of Complaints About Undelivered PPE According to the FTC they are currently working on a backlog of more than 34,000 consumer complaints about household PPE – non-surgical masks, hand sanitizer, thermometers and more – that consumers ordered in April and May that they were charged for but never received. Read More FDA…

By Koehler Home Decor August 17, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Lord & Taylor Goes Bankrupt, Consumers Increasingly Annoyed by Online Tracking and More

KHD Buzz – Lord & Taylor Goes Bankrupt, Consumers Increasingly Annoyed by Online Tracking and More

Lord & Taylor Files for Bankruptcy One of the longest established luxury department store chains in the US, Lord & Taylor, filed for bankruptcy last week, along with its parent company Le Tote. Read More Report: Consumers Increasingly Upset About Being Tracked Tracking consumers via cookies is a practice retailers have been making use of…

By Koehler Home Decor August 10, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Will Congress Take on Online Retail Fraud, Mask Mandates Proving Hard to Enforce and More

KHD Buzz – Will Congress Take on Online Retail Fraud, Mask Mandates Proving Hard to Enforce and More

Retailers Want Congress to Take on Online Retail Fraud in Tech CEO Hearings In an op ed, written by Brian Dodge, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, a plea was set forth to Congress to include the issue of criminal groups that sell merchandise stolen from stores on online social marketplaces in its hearings…

By Koehler Home Decor August 3, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – June Retail Figures Up, Back to School Shopping Season Off to Slow Start and More

KHD Buzz – June Retail Figures Up, Back to School Shopping Season Off to Slow Start and More

June Retail Figures Up Across the Board According to the Commerce Department, US retail sales increased 7.5% across the board in June, with the apparel industry seeing especially good gains. Read More More Stores Mandating Masks Nationwide Even though the states cannot agree on mask wearing more stores are mandating there use anyway, with Target…

By Koehler Home Decor July 27, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – QVC’s COVID Comeback, The End of ‘Hero’ Pay for Retail Workers and More

KHD Buzz – QVC’s COVID Comeback, The End of ‘Hero’ Pay for Retail Workers and More

How COVID-19 Revitalized Veteran TV Shopping Networks TV shopping networks like QVC and HSN were, at the start of 2020 considered by many old-fashioned and ‘not their thing’, especially Millenials. COVID-19 changed all that though, and now these networks are leading the way in creating the ‘new’ normal of post pandemic shopping. Read More Pandemic…

By Koehler Home Decor July 20, 2020 Off
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