Tag: retail trends

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales Remain Steady, Mask Mandates are Lifting Across the Country and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales Remain Steady, Mask Mandates are Lifting Across the Country and More

April Retail Sales Remained Steady and Ahead of Some Predictions Following a 10.7% increase in March, retail sales remained stable in April. Because 83 percent of federal stimulus checks were distributed in the second half of March, economists expected lower sales growth in April. Read More Big Retailers Lifting Their Mask Mandates Many big name…

By Koehler Home Decor May 24, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – Unemployment at New Low, Droves of Workers Leaving Retail, eBay and NFTs and More

KHD Buzz – Unemployment at New Low, Droves of Workers Leaving Retail, eBay and NFTs and More

Workers Snubbing Retail, Cite Low Pay and Abusive Customers Some retail employees are finding that the combination of low pay and difficult, if not outright abusive, customers is too much to bear. Many people are quitting their jobs in search of better prospects, leaving their former employers desperately seeking staff. Read More Target Discontinuing Sale…

By Koehler Home Decor May 17, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – Prime Day Moves to June, Amazon Sales Up 44%, Employee Shortages Stalling Retail Growth and More

KHD Buzz – Prime Day Moves to June, Amazon Sales Up 44%, Employee Shortages  Stalling Retail Growth and More

Amazon’s 1Q Sales Up 44% During the first quarter of 2021, Amazon.com reported a 44 percent increase in revenue year over year and earnings of $15.79 per share, well above the $9.54 consensus among analysts.Read More   Prime Day Moving to June 2021 In other Amazon news the company has confirmed that Prime Day –…

By Koehler Home Decor May 10, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Offers 3rd Party Sellers Direct Access to Consumers, US Unemployment Still Falling and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Offers 3rd Party Sellers Direct Access to Consumers, US Unemployment Still Falling and More

Amazon Offering Direct Access to Consumers to Some Third Party Sellers Amazon.com recently launched a new tool called “Manage Your Customer Engagement (MYCE),” which allows some third-party sellers to market directly to Amazon customers for the first time. Read More US Unemployment Claims Fall For Third Straight Week In good news for retailers, as well…

By Koehler Home Decor May 3, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – The (Faster) Rise of Retail Robots, Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Needs to Do Better By Employees and More

KHD Buzz – The (Faster) Rise of Retail Robots, Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Needs to Do Better By Employees and More

Report: Over Half of US Retailers Ramping Up Their Robotics Automation Plans The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have changed retailer thinking on the place of robots in the workforce. According to a new report, in 2021, 64 percent of retailers, including 77 percent of large retailers, believe it is critical to have a clear, executable,…

By Koehler Home Decor April 26, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – Retail Spending Up 9.8% in March, Amazon Workers Vote No to Unions and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Spending Up 9.8% in March, Amazon Workers Vote No to Unions and More

Vaccines, Stimulus Checks Helped Retail Sales Soar 9% in March Newly vaccinated against COVID-19 and with $1,400 stimulus checks in their bank accounts many Americans went on a shopping spree in March, boosting retail sales 9.8%. This was great news for the industry after a 3% drop in February had many concerned. Read More Walmart…

By Koehler Home Decor April 19, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Workers Go to the Polls, Small Retailers Lobby for Tougher Anti-Trust Enforcement and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Workers Go to the Polls, Small Retailers Lobby for Tougher Anti-Trust Enforcement and More

Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote on Unionization In an election open to over 5,800 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) received over 3,200 mail ballots. The workers are voting on whether or not to join the RWDSU, making their warehouse the first Amazon facility in the United States…

By Koehler Home Decor April 12, 2021 Off

KHD Buzz – New Plans for Post Office, More Stores Opening Than Closing in 2021 and More

KHD Buzz – New Plans for Post Office, More Stores Opening Than Closing in 2021 and More

New Plan for Post Office Not Exciting Retailers Longer first-class mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours across the country are among the changes controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced last Tuesday as part of a 10-year plan for the centuries old agency. Retailers – and politicians – are angered at idea that…

By Koehler Home Decor March 29, 2021 Off
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