Walmart’s recent public messaging sets the right example, but it now needs to live up to its promises and fight even harder for the safety of its employees and customers.
Forbes | There’s A Technology Retailers Have Been Scared To Try, But Could Make Shopping Safer Immediately
The retail industry has misguidedly sat on its hands for years when it comes to scan-and-go mobile shopping technology, but now is the time to push its implementation into high gear.
Walmart’s community first mindset is the exact right approach at a time when people need it the most. It is a model for others to follow and one which the industry should use to spur even greater action.
Forbes | Store Traffic Limits At Walmart & Target Are Good, But Kroger’s Pick-Up Only Store Is An Even Better Idea
A pickup only store not only prepares for the worst, but it also helps a retailer’s employees sleep better, its customers breathe easier, and its executives experiment for the future better than many other solutions out there right now.
While much has been confirmed about Amazon’s new grocery store set to open in Woodland Hills, CA sometime in 2020, there is still one big and unanswered question upon which its entire success could depend — is there an app for that?
The coronavirus has already pushed retail quickly into new and more impersonal directions, but there are still far more and far bigger dominoes to fall, writes Store of the Future expert and Forbes Senior Contributor Chris Walton.
In his latest contribution for the Robin Report, Chris Walton shares his take on all the light he sees at the end of the retail transformation tunnel following the coronavirus.
Last week Fleet Feet announced a new inventory-less concept store in Portland, Oregon. The store, aptly dubbed the “Fleet Street Drop Shop,” will carry shoes for try-on in 35 of the most popular men’s and women’s shoe sizes, offer 3D foot scanning, and ship to customers in two days, free of charge. It is a move that should be roundly applauded.