Retail

RETAIL SALES -16.4% IN APRIL, MALL OF AMERICA TO OPEN JUNE 1ST

RETAIL SALES -16.4% IN APRIL, MALL OF AMERICA TO OPEN JUNE 1ST

Today’s Top Talk covers retail sales plunging 16.4% in April and Mall of America planning to open on June 1st.
JC PENNEY PAYS OUT $10M TO EXECS, FEDEX CAPS HOW MUCH RETAILERS CAN SHIP

JC PENNEY PAYS OUT $10M TO EXECS, FEDEX CAPS HOW MUCH RETAILERS CAN SHIP

Today’s Top Talk covers JC Penney paying top execs $10M to “stay motivated” and Fedex capping the amount that some…
WALMART BONUSES NEAR $1B, LIDL CHATBOT LETS SHOPPERS KNOW WHEN TO SHOP, THE RISE OF ‘SQUAD SHOPPING’

WALMART BONUSES NEAR $1B, LIDL CHATBOT LETS SHOPPERS KNOW WHEN TO SHOP, THE RISE OF ‘SQUAD SHOPPING’

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart’s employee bonuses nearing $1B, Lidl’s new chatbot that lets shoppers know when the best time…
Forbes | Kohl’s Claim Of An Off-Mall Real Estate Advantage Is Pure Fantasy

Forbes | Kohl’s Claim Of An Off-Mall Real Estate Advantage Is Pure Fantasy

Kohl’s can argue its real estate is an advantage all it wants, but nothing changes the fact that it still…
SEPHORA INTRODUCES PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS, PETCO CURBSIDE PICKUP INFORMED BY GOOGLE ADS

SEPHORA INTRODUCES PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS, PETCO CURBSIDE PICKUP INFORMED BY GOOGLE ADS

Today’s Top Talk covers Sephora’s partnership with Klarna to offer interest-free payment installments and Petco’s use of Google ads to…
Forbes | After Her First 100 Days, The Future Looks Really Bright For Sam’s Club CEO Kath McLay

Forbes | After Her First 100 Days, The Future Looks Really Bright For Sam’s Club CEO Kath McLay

New Sam’s Club CEO Kath McLay’s first 100 days have been a baptism by a COVID-19 fire, but that hasn’t…
TARGET ACQUIRES SAME-DAY DELIVERY TECH, NEIMAN MARCUS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY, JC PENNEY & SEPHORA HAVE REAFFIRMED PARTNERSHIP

TARGET ACQUIRES SAME-DAY DELIVERY TECH, NEIMAN MARCUS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY, JC PENNEY & SEPHORA HAVE REAFFIRMED PARTNERSHIP

Today’s Top Talk covers Target acquiring same-day delivery tech, Neiman Marcus filing for bankruptcy, and JC Penney and Sephora reaffirming…
SEPHORA TRIES TO PULL OUT OF JC PENNEY, WAYFAIR Q1 RESULTS, TRACTOR SUPPLY SAME-DAY DELIVERY

SEPHORA TRIES TO PULL OUT OF JC PENNEY, WAYFAIR Q1 RESULTS, TRACTOR SUPPLY SAME-DAY DELIVERY

Today’s Top Talk covers the dispute between JC Penney and Sephora, Wayfair’s Q1 results, and Tractor Supply’s same-day delivery.
GAP TO SELL NEW MERCH CATEGORIES, MEAT PURCHASE LIMITATIONS, BB & B NEW CFO, DENNY’S MEAL KITS AND GROCERIES

GAP TO SELL NEW MERCH CATEGORIES, MEAT PURCHASE LIMITATIONS, BB & B NEW CFO, DENNY’S MEAL KITS AND GROCERIES

Today’s Top Talk covers Gap’s entrance into new merchandise categories, fresh meat purchase limits at many grocery stores, Bed Bath…
Forbes | Walmart’s ‘Express’ Delivery Program Could Make COVID-19 Even Harder On America’s Poor

Forbes | Walmart’s ‘Express’ Delivery Program Could Make COVID-19 Even Harder On America’s Poor

Walmart’s Express delivery program is tone deaf and could only exacerbate the already growing concerns across the food supply chain.
WALMART 2-HR GROCERY DELIVERY, 50% OF DEPT. STORES PREDICTED TO CLOSE BY 2021, J CREW TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY

WALMART 2-HR GROCERY DELIVERY, 50% OF DEPT. STORES PREDICTED TO CLOSE BY 2021, J CREW TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY

Today’s Top Talk covers Walmart piloting a $10, 2-hour grocery delivery service, the prediction that over 50% of department stores…
Forbes | Sam’s Club’s New Concierge Shopping Service For Seniors Sets A High Bar For Retail Innovation

Forbes | Sam’s Club’s New Concierge Shopping Service For Seniors Sets A High Bar For Retail Innovation

On March 27, Sam’s Club rolled out a new concierge service to all 600 of its stores, whereby seniors and…
MACY’S PLANS TO REOPEN ALL STORES WITHIN 6 WEEKS, COSTCO WILL REQUIRE ALL CUSTOMERS TO WEAR MASKS

MACY’S PLANS TO REOPEN ALL STORES WITHIN 6 WEEKS, COSTCO WILL REQUIRE ALL CUSTOMERS TO WEAR MASKS

Today’s Top Talk covers Macy’s plans to reopen and Costco requiring all customers to wear face masks beginning May 4.
SHOPIFY’S COMMERCE APP, POSHMARK “STORIES,” BEST BUY’S PLANS TO REOPEN

SHOPIFY’S COMMERCE APP, POSHMARK “STORIES,” BEST BUY’S PLANS TO REOPEN

Today’s Top Talk covers Shopify’s first app, Poshmark’s dive into video commerce, and Best Buy’s plans to reopen
VR RETAILING, CHINA’S NEW CURRENCY, SIMON’S PLANS TO REOPEN MALLS

VR RETAILING, CHINA’S NEW CURRENCY, SIMON’S PLANS TO REOPEN MALLS

Today’s Top Talk covers a new way for retailers to open their VR stores online, China’s new state-run digital currency,…