Retail Ops Industry News

  1. Sears Canada To Close All Remaining Stores

    Ontario Superior Court judge approves request to liquidate all remaining Canadian Sears stores.

  2. Study Finds Holiday Online Shoppers Want More Than Retailers Provided in 2016

    Almost half of all online shoppers were frustrated with their shopping experiences.

  3. New Report Examines The Current State Of Mobile Retail

    How retailers are addressing the needs of the mobile-obsessed consumer.

  4. Online Retailers Think Santa Will Be Kind To Them This Year

    Study finds that optimism reigns for strong holiday shopping season for ecommerce.

  5. Amazon Acquisition Designed To Leverage Apparel Sales

    Amazon has set its sights on expanding its online offerings by moving into the online apparel marketplace over the past couple of years. n 2016, the online retail giant announced that it was preparing to launch its own clothing line in order to break into the fashion business in a serious way, as Retail IT Insights reported. And just last spring, Amazon added an “Outfit Compare” feature to its shopping app, giving consumers access to fashion advice online.  

  6. Costco Debuts Expanded Grocery Delivery Service

    Expanded partnership with Instacart designed to challenge competitors for grocery customers.

  7. Target Takes Aim At Competition With Commitment To Higher Base Wages

    Minimum wages were raised to $11 this year with pledge to reach $15 by 2020.

  8. Walmart Employees Adopt Facebook Workplace To Facilitate Tasks

    Walmart has announced that its employees are now using Facebook Workplace, a suite of business software that allows workers to chat and share documents. Facebook Workplace is essentially a business version of the social network. According to Facebook, more than 14,000 companies now use the Workplace software.

  9. Toys ‘R’ Us Files For Bankruptcy To Circumvent Debt And Retool Company

    Slumping sales and mounting debt led the toy retail chain to file for Chapter 11.

  10. The 2017 Holiday Shopping Season Should Be Quite Merry Indeed

    Santa is likely to deliver on what retailers really want this year, as retail holiday sales should rise a healthy 4 to 4.5 percent over last year's shopping season, according to Deloitte's annual retail holiday sales forecast.  Additionally, Deloitte forecasts an 18 to 21 percent increase in e-commerce sales in 2017 compared with 2016. E-commerce sales are expected to reach $111 to $114 billion during the 2017 holiday season.