Tag: retail trends

KHD Buzz – Amazon Buys Up Jets, Chewy Delights Pet Parents with Free Portraits

KHD Buzz – Amazon Buys Up  Jets, Chewy Delights Pet Parents with Free Portraits

Amazon Buys Used 747s to Add to Delivery Fleet Taking advantage perhaps of the downturn in airlines’ fortunes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has announced it was able to purchase 11 used 747 aircraft from Delta to bolster its delivery fleet. Read More Chewy Gifts Pet Portraits to Customers to ‘Lift Spirits’ During Pandemic…

By Koehler Home Decor January 11, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – 2020 Holiday Sales Up 3%, Amazon Facing Angry Sellers and More

KHD Buzz – 2020 Holiday Sales Up 3%, Amazon Facing Angry Sellers and More

Extended U.S. Holiday Season Retail Sales Rose 3% According to a report from Mastercard SpendingPulse, retail sales during an extended holiday shopping season, which they calculated as October 11 2020 thru December 24, rose 3% over last year, boosted by an increase in online sales. Read More Walmart and Fedex Announce Free Returns Pickup Service…

By Koehler Home Decor January 4, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – Scalpers Playing Grinch Again, UPS Struggling With Holiday Demands and More

KHD Buzz – Scalpers Playing Grinch Again, UPS Struggling With Holiday Demands and More

Walmart’s McMillon Says Walmart+ is Growing Fast Walmart+ is the ‘Amazon Prime alternative’ launched by the retail giant earlier this year. And according to CEO Doug McMillon, growing its increasing membership base is a major priority for the company in 2021. Read More Scalper Bots Gobbling Up Any PS5 Available Online Long Before Human Consumers…

By Koehler Home Decor December 14, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Dollar Stores Thriving, Greeting Cards Sales Increase and More

KHD Buzz – Dollar Stores Thriving, Greeting Cards Sales Increase and More

Dollar and Discount Stores Thriving Amid the Pandemic With Dollar Tree and Dollar General posting better than expected Q3 results and Five Below expected to do the same, it is becoming obvious to retail analysts that discount stores are thriving in the pandemic, as shoppers become more careful with their shopping dollars in an uncertain…

By Koehler Home Decor December 7, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Black Friday Winners and Losers, The Changing Landscape of Cosmetics Sales and More

KHD Buzz – Black Friday Winners and Losers, The Changing Landscape of Cosmetics Sales and More

Brick and Mortar Black Friday Shopping Drops By 52% The pandemic kept hordes of shoppers home this Black Friday, with preliminary data suggesting that the number of Black Friday shoppers making physical in store purchases was down by almost 52%. Read More Online Sales Soar To Record Highs on Black Friday People stayed home on…

By Koehler Home Decor November 30, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Facing EU Antitrust Charges, Walmart Doubles Down on COVID-19 Restrictions and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Facing EU Antitrust Charges, Walmart Doubles Down on COVID-19 Restrictions and More

Amazon Facing EU Antitrust Charges In addition to drawing the ire of US lawmakers for similar issues – but no charges – Amazon is now in trouble with the European Union as well. European Union regulators brought antitrust charges against Amazon last week, charging they used their size to break antitrust regulations designed to protect…

By Koehler Home Decor November 23, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Worker’s Lose COVID-19 Lawsuit, eBay Execs Charged with Customer Stalking and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Worker’s Lose COVID-19 Lawsuit, eBay Execs Charged with Customer Stalking and More

Amazon Workers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit Dismissed In a move that some legal experts say may set precedent, a New York judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Amazon employees that had claimed that the company failed to implement proper COVID-19 safety measures. Read More Former eBay Executives Charged For Stalking Platform Critics Two former eBay employees have…

By Koehler Home Decor November 9, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – 33% Online Retail Growth Predicted For Holidays, Macy’s 150-Year Santa Tradition Ends and More

KHD Buzz – 33% Online Retail Growth Predicted For Holidays, Macy’s 150-Year Santa Tradition Ends and More

Report Predicts 33% Growth For Holiday Online Retail Sales In what is probably no surprise at this point in the year of COVID-19 a recently released report from Adobe Analytics predicts that there will be a 33% year-on-year increase in online sales during the holiday shopping season this year, and it is not just Amazon…

By Koehler Home Decor November 2, 2020 Off

KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Amazon’s New Research Plans and More

KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Amazon’s New Research Plans and More

Report: Americans Planning Fewer Trips to Physical Stores This Holiday Season According to a new report from Deloitte, Americans, concerned about the spread of COVID-19 are planning to make fewer trips to holiday shop at physical stores this year, and they are actively searching for ‘one stop destinations’ and offerings close to home. Read More…

By Koehler Home Decor October 26, 2020 Off
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