Coming to grips with the economics of roses can be a thorny issue.
The ‘everything store’ doesn’t offer every type of car, at least not yet. But a pilot program could still be a step toward online auto sales.
If history had taken another path, bar codes would look dramatically different today.
The four Cs – convenience, choice, competitive prices and COVID-19 – will decide the retail battle and how it affects the structure and function of our cities.
Boxing Day has its origins in the Middle Ages and had nothing to do with post-Christmas sales. It is facing further change with the popularity of online shopping.
There are a number of ways shoppers can resist the temptation of expensive gift options that might strain their budgets this holiday season.
Shoplifting has been hyped as a driver of chain-store closures, but did these companies ever really understand urban environments in the first place?
With the state of the economy unclear, shoppers seem hesitant to get too festive, too fast.
Middle-class consumers and shoppers of color give the most this way.
Understanding the traits of different customer groups can help shoppers and businesses serve their communities more ethically and effectively, especially in times of crisis.
Different shoppers have different priorities, but some shops and services are ranked as important across the board.
Once a cornerstone for many food retailers, brand loyalty is eroding as consumers prioritize cost savings over long-term brand relationships.
New research about the Nutrition North Canada program shows that the subsidy is not being fully passed on to consumers.
Developers have overbuilt office and commercial space in US cities for decades. Now, in the wake of pandemic shutdowns, many downtowns face hard choices about the future.
More time to buy Christmas products could be a good thing for both consumers and brands.
Genuine love holds immeasurable value, yet discovering it can pose challenges — and come with a significant price tag.
Returns cost companies billions of dollars in lost sales. They also generate emissions and packaging waste. Two logistics experts offer some tips from psychology for more sustainable returns.
The lessons the retail industry learned during the pandemic will continue to shape department store strategies and guide their transformation in the future.
Returns are becoming a costly sustainability problem for retailers and the planet. A supply chain expert explains.
We need a comprehensive code of conduct that ensures the long-term sustainability of the industry, while also protecting consumers in the event of future supply imbalances.