Tag: retail news

KHD Buzz – Retail’s Ethical Responsibilities, the Rise of Voice Search, 2019 Customer Service Preferences and More

KHD Buzz – Retail’s Ethical Responsibilities, the Rise of Voice Search, 2019 Customer Service Preferences and More

Opinion: Online Retailers Must Stop Encouraging Shopping Addiction As research shows that retailers may be losing the battle for the hearts and minds of their loyalest consumers, one marketing expert asks, and then answers the question; with great marketing power, is there also social responsibility? Read More If Brick and Mortar Retail is Dead, Why…

By Koehler Home Decor January 7, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Online Holiday Spending Tops $80B, 2019 Retail Predictions From The Experts and More

KHD Buzz – Online Holiday Spending Tops $80B, 2019 Retail Predictions From The Experts and More

Forbes’ ‘Off the Radar’ 2019 Predictions For Retail It’s that time of year again. Everyone seems to have predictions about almost everything for the new year. And the retail industry is certainly no exception. Forbes has some very interesting ones though, including that up to 25% of U.S. retail square footage will be begin to…

By Koehler Home Decor December 17, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Air Gets Serious, The Future of Retail and AI, The Best Retailers to Work For and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Air Gets Serious, The Future of Retail and AI, The Best Retailers to Work For and More

Glassdoor Report: Best Retailers to Work For Every company wants happy employees, because happy employees = greater productivity and lower turnover. But who are the best retailers to work for these days? A recently released Glassdoor report took all of the employer reviews posted on their cite over the past year and came up with…

By Koehler Home Decor December 10, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – Cyber Monday Was a Record Breaker, Chuck Schumer Takes on the Grinch Bots, OmniChannel Scores Big and More

KHD Buzz –  Cyber Monday Was a Record Breaker, Chuck Schumer Takes on the Grinch Bots, OmniChannel Scores Big and More

US Cyber Monday Sales Hit an All-Time High According to a new report from Adobe Analytics, this year’s Cyber Monday sales figures hit $7.9 billion, a record for any online shopping day in US history and up by nearly 20% over last year’s $6.6 billion in sales. Read More Report: OmniChannel Retail Dominated the 2018 Thanksgiving Shopping…

By Koehler Home Decor December 3, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – US Holiday Retail To Hit $1 Trillion, The Impact of Multigenerational Households on Retail and More

KHD Buzz – US Holiday Retail To Hit $1 Trillion, The Impact of Multigenerational Households on Retail and More

Experts Predict US Holiday Sales Will Top $1 Trillion Despite big store closures, the demise of Sears and the Toys R Us drama, a new report released last week predicts that US holiday sales – defined by the period November 1 – December 31, 2018 – will, for the first time ever, surpass $1 Trillion.…

By Koehler Home Decor November 12, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – The Impact of 11.11, Customer Retention Tips, Beating Bezos and More

KHD Buzz – The Impact of 11.11, Customer Retention Tips, Beating Bezos and More

How New Online Shopping ‘Holidays’ Are Changing the Retail Landscape First, there was Amazon Prime Day, an event that practically created a new summer holiday. Then Chinese retail giant brought its 11-11 Singles Day holiday to the US last year and netted $25 billion in the process, more than Macy’s entire revenue for the year. As 11.11…

By Koehler Home Decor November 5, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – Online Shopping ‘Rehab’, The War On Serial Returners, Smarter Chatbots and More

KHD Buzz – Online Shopping ‘Rehab’, The War On Serial Returners, Smarter Chatbots and More

Online Shopping ‘Rehab’ Attempts to Boost Brick and Mortar Spending The British are just as into online shopping as the Americans, with an estimated 1 in 3 adults regularly choosing to shop online versus at a brick and mortar store. This, some say, is having a negative effect on the overall economies of many British smaller towns, an…

By Koehler Home Decor October 29, 2018 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off