Posts Tagged ‘retail trends’

KHD Buzz – H & M’s Overstock Problem, Adobe’s Retail Predictions and More

KHD Buzz – H & M’s  Overstock Problem, Adobe’s Retail Predictions and More

H & M Have a Serious Overstock Problem

Many retailers who hold their own inventory know how hard it can be to be left with overstock that just won’t sell. H & M certainly does, as they are currently trying to offload a ‘huge pile of clothes’ worth over $4  billion. Read More

VR, AR and Lots of Automation – Adobe Reveals Top 10 Retail Predictions for 2018 

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KHD Buzz – Goodbye Toys R Us, DHL Goes Same Day for Small Business, Optimizing Google Places and More

KHD Buzz – Goodbye Toys R Us, DHL Goes Same Day for Small Business, Optimizing Google Places and More

Toys R Us Closures Mark the End of an Iconic Era 

And just like that,  Toys R Us will soon be gone, bringing to an end a story that has been influencing retail in the US for decades. And it is not just the company that will be affected, the shockwaves from the planned closure of all US Toys R Us stores will be felt far and wide. Read More 

DHL Offer New Same Day Delivery Service to Online Re

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KHD Buzz – Online Retail Trends for 2018, Blockchain and Small Retail Business, Retail Packaging Gets Smarter and More

KHD Buzz – Online Retail Trends for 2018, Blockchain and Small Retail Business, Retail Packaging Gets Smarter and More

Nordstrom Aquire Two Digital Startups to Help Expand Online Presence 

Like many offline retailers, Nordstrom has faced struggles to keep pace with online retail over the past few years. Now, with the acquisition of two digital startups – BevyUp and MessageYes – they are hoping to beef up their online presence ahead of taking the department store private. Read More 

The Packaging Re

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KHD Buzz – Walmart’s Changing Customer Base, The Rise of the Robot Cashier, Visual Marketing Facts and More

KHD Buzz – Walmart’s  Changing Customer Base, The Rise of the Robot Cashier, Visual Marketing Facts and More

Meet Walmart’s New Customer Base – Affluent, Tech Savvy But Still Looking for Deals 

At the beginning of the year, Walmart officially changed their legal name – from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart Inc. – to reflect their changing business that now includes a heavy eCommerce component. And according to a new report, their customer base seems to be changing as well, as

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KHD Buzz – WalMart to Expand into VR Shopping, Supreme Court to Rule on Online Sales Tax and More

KHD Buzz – WalMart to Expand into VR Shopping, Supreme Court to Rule on Online Sales Tax and More

Amazon to Deliver Whole Foods Goods via Prime

To the surprise of very few people, Amazon announced that they will be rolling out  delivery of Whole Food groceries to Prime Members, with delivery available in as little as two hours. Read More

AI and Predictive Customer Service 

AI is predicted to continue to influence retail in significant ways in 2018. But it’s not all about chatbots. A

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KHD Buzz – Amazon Exceeds $1 Billion Quaterly Profit, Trump Backs Online Sales Tax, Mobile Marketing Tips and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Exceeds $1 Billion Quaterly Profit, Trump Backs Online Sales Tax, Mobile Marketing Tips and More

Amazon’s Quarterly Profit Tops  $1 Billion

 

Amazon certainly had a great holiday shopping season to end 2017, as the company has announced their quarterly profit for the period exceeded $1 billion for the first time in company history. Read More

50% of Millennials  Don’t Want to Talk to Human Retail Assistants

Millennial shopping habits are now frequently under the microsco

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KHD Buzz – eBay CEO on Retail’s Future, Robot Shop Assistant Fired, Cashing in On Amazon’s Success and More

KHD Buzz – eBay CEO on Retail’s Future, Robot Shop Assistant Fired, Cashing in On Amazon’s Success and More

Amazon says Amazon Go Stores Are Well Guarded Against Shoplifting 

Amazon has opened the first of its Amazon Go stores to the public. While many things about the cashier-less store are interesting and innovative, many wonder how shoplifting will be prevented in a store that allows customers to walk out without ever seeing a cash register. According to the company, it’s not a problem they a

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KHD Buzz – Retail Tech in the Spotlight, Coping with Post Holiday Returns, 2018 eCommerce Trends and More

KHD  Buzz – Retail Tech in the Spotlight, Coping with Post Holiday Returns, 2018 eCommerce Trends and More

The Future of Retail..Is Now?

Much has been made in the media recently over how technology can – and likely will – change the face of retail in the coming years. However, as this Washington Post article details, in many ways it already is. Read More

National Retail Federation 2018 Showcases Technology

Speaking of retail technology the gadgets and tech innovations were the stars of t

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KHD Buzz – Walmart Close to Cashier-Less Stores, The Rise of the Vending Machine, Customer Research Habits and More

KHD Buzz – Walmart Close to Cashier-Less Stores, The Rise of the Vending Machine, Customer Research Habits and More

Walmart Close to Truly Cashier-Less Stores

Despite having given associates a much publicized basic rate raise recently Walmart may still be planning to replace many of them, as they announced last week they plan to add their ‘Scan and Go’ smartphone enabled checkouts, which allows customers to shop and pay without ever needing to inetract with a human staff member, to 100 more stores

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KHD Buzz – Millennials Boosted Amazon’s Holiday Sales, Forbes Awards Retail Person of the Year and More

KHD Buzz – Millennials Boosted Amazon’s Holiday Sales, Forbes Awards Retail Person of the Year and More

Millennials Were the Key to Amazon’s Holiday Season Success 

Amazon had another good holiday shopping season, but their performance, it seems, hinged on a single demographic. Millennials made up by far the largest portion of  Amazon’s sales over the holidays, and because these ‘youngsters’ are now getting older they were spending more than before as well. Read More 

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