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Robotics and Retailers

Although a number of retailers are suffering greatly, there are some positives to this pandemic. One of which being a severe increase in online shopping opposed to physical stores. With that being said, a huge presence in the e-commerce world being Gap and Old Navy has added more technology to [...]

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Eco-friendly: How Are Retailers Reducing their Footprint

Distribution centers continue to expand and grow rapidly. Especially now during this pandemic where hundreds of thousands of storefronts are closed. Indeed, retailers are relying largely on distribution of goods through warehouse systems. Accordingly, it is crucial that future growth strategies of distribution are well thought out and properly planned. [...]

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Smaller Stores, Large Grocery Fulfillment

Grocery retailers are finding new ways to meet customer demands. Specifically by embracing micro- grocery fulfillment centers for online orders. Once the grocery retail industry made the transition to including e-commerce back in 2018, the game changed  for grocery retailers across all boards. [i]   “According to the report, retailers [...]

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Micro-Experiences Are Changing the Customer Engagement Game

In the past several years, the importance of customer engagement and in-store experience has significantly grown for retailers. Retailers across various business segments and geographic areas are now taking this a step further. They are expanding experiential offerings beyond their larger flagship locations and striving to scale them across their [...]

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Q3/Q4 Food Industry Updates

It’s inevitable that the businesses we see right in front of us are suffering greatly from COVID-19. But what about the food service industry?  Although physical restaurants are the face of the food industry, “…people don’t realize how many businesses come behind the restaurants… if they struggle, we struggle.” said [...]

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COVID-19: It’s Time for Businesses to Reopen

According to a survey on May 22-24 of 1,004 US Consumers, 63% of consumers agree businesses should reopen after covid-19. Which is a considerable change to a month prior when consumers were surveyed and 66% believed businesses should stay closed. [i] With the stay at home orders continuing since the [...]

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Covid-19 Testing for Warehouse Workers

Amazon is diligently ramping up their COVID-19 testing for workers in their warehouses. According to experts within Amazon, the company’s plan is to test a majority of the warehouse workers on a 2-week basis. [i] Amazon, like most other retailers, has adopted many safety measures as they continue to stay [...]

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Big Box Retailers: Changes Emerging

As big box retailers like Macy’s, Gap, Nordstrom and Target are reopening stores, things are looking quite different. For example, Target stores have barriers upon entry into each store to keep traffic going one way. Stores also have socially distanced checkout lines and signage telling customers the flow of traffic. [...]

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