Nike and Adobe Challenge College Students to Reimagine the Customer Journey

Commerce

The two are teaming up for the software company’s annual analytics competition.

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Infographic: Retailers Beware, You’re in for a … Scary Drop in Halloween Foot Traffic

Data Points

Costume and candy shops won't see as much patronage this holiday due to the pandemic.

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How Walmart Plans to Become a Force for Good

Customer Experience

The retail giant put in place a number of initiatives this year to improve its record on the environment and diversity.

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Retail Holiday Season Dilemma: Virtual or In-Store Santa?

Commerce

In-store Santas are a real gamble for retailers in 2020.

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The Pandemic Has Proven That Luxury Isn’t About Products—It’s About Connection

Fashion

Being inaccessible is no longer an option for these companies that once prided themselves on exclusivity.

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Infographic: As Consumers Vacate Cities, They Still Crave Familiar Retail Experiences

Data Points

People are seeking out certain goods and services to make the transition seamless.

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The Layaway Is Back for Macy’s in New Deal With Fintech Firm Klarna

Digital Transformation

A continuing digital evolution in search of younger shoppers.

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Private Labels Make Noise, Creating Market Share Opportunity for Store Brands

CPG

With a shortage in household names, new retail opportunities abound.

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Walmart Is Offering Home Covid-19 Testing Kits by Drone

Adapting to Crisis

Walmart is beginning trial deliveries of Covid-19 collection kits in Nevada and New York.

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Former Labor and Delivery Nurse Emily Meyer Went From Kindness to Kind Snacks

Leadership & Talent

Knowing how to deal with data and humanity applies to brand marketing, too.

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Pet Products Are Looking a Lot More Like Their Human Counterparts

CPG

Owners are focusing more on their animals' health and well-being.

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Walmart Wants Zero Emissions by 2040—Without Carbon Offsets

Commerce

The retailer has a new plan to become 'regenerative' and protect 50 million acres of land.

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Halloween Will Go On—but Trick-or-Treaters May Have to Buy Their Own Candy

Commerce

Participation and spend will drop slightly, but consumers will find a way to modify the holiday.

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Ghost Kitchens Have Their Moment Amid the Pandemic

Food & Beverage

The once fledgling industry is booming as restauranteurs chase off-premise dining to salvage sales and expand their businesses.

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JCPenney Avoids Liquidation, but Hard Work Remains

Data & Insights

Department store agrees to be sold to real estate groups Simon and Brookfield.

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Another Report Questions Product Safety on Amazon—This Time, It’s Private Label Goods

Amazon

The ecommerce giant fired back, saying it uses "industry best practices."