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How to make the future less disruptive than the recent past

Who knew how quickly retailers would respond to pandemic shopping, which drove a surge in demand for store pickup. Who knew how resourcefully retailers would respond to online orders for basic groceries and health categories that had been grounded in brick store buying. Who knew how much manufacturers would struggle as the global pandemic dismantled

NACDS: Americans expect pharmacy access to continue

NACDS: Americans expect pharmacy access to continue

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores says Americans see a difference between rolling back pharmacy access and rolling back broader pandemic policies — and that the Biden Administration and Congress should, too. Steven Anderson NACDS announced that a new poll conducted by Morning Consult December 7-12 found that 64% of American

Pandemic presents new differentiation prospects for grocers

The grocery retailing industry was already undergoing a slow transformation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Although only 3% to 4% of U.S. grocery sales were online in 2019, retailers had been investing heavily in e-commerce capabilities for a few years. As online grocery offerings increased, shoppers started ordering groceries online and choosing between curbside pickup

Meeting summer demand is a struggle for British retailers

As I write this at the start of July, the U.K. is still in the grip of partial lockdown. Although everything but nightclubs and indoor entertainment is open, social distancing measures and masks are still in place, limiting numbers and making it both uncomfortable and uninspiring to shop. The much vaunted requirement for “experiential” retail

Returning to normal in Australia is hopefully within reach

SYDNEY, Australia — As the northern hemisphere dreams about reopening and restoring their pandemic-ravaged economies, an encouraging slow recovery is being played out at the other end of the world. Australia’s success (and New Zealand’s) in suppressing COVID-19, apart from the isolated flare-up and occasional lockdown, has produced a bounce back in business and household

Amazon’s sharp rise is hardly an accident

Amazon’s sharp rise is hardly an accident

Much has been made of shoppers’ changing behavior during the holiday selling season. Driven by fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift away from brick-and-mortar stores toward e-commerce has accelerated significantly. Adobe Analytics reports that online sales set records on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, rising some 22% on the first two days and

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