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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales

housewares

The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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2019 Home Improvement Headlines

2019 home improvement

2019 was a year full of home improvement headlines, including new leadership, new services and new possibilities for the channel. Review 2019 home improvement headlines to get a fuller picture of the year using the links below. *** December 2018 …

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Walmart, Target Have Diverging Plans for Retail Robots

retail robots

Walmart and Target are both using artificial intelligence to streamline their operations, but how each company is making use of retail robots underscores the possibilities and pitfalls of in-store robotic technology, an article from CNN reveals. Walmart is investing heavily …

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Mobile Apps Serve, Entertain Shoppers

mobile apps

Let’s say a DIYer named Shelby wants to make some home updates. She’s trying to imagine her bathroom with a new color scheme and thinks fresh curtains and a stylish coffee table would upgrade her living room’s look. Shelby decides …

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Amazon Prime Day Sets Records, Retail Trends

amazon prime day

Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s annual shopping event, set new records for the company, leading to more sales than Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined. Amazon says that worldwide, Prime members purchased more than 175 million items …

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Target Faces Weekend POS Outages

pos outages

On June 15 and 16, Target locations across the U.S. were hit by POS outages that impeded sales and frustrated customers, reports the Star Tribune. Bar scanners stopped working for several hours on Saturday, causing cashiers to enter barcodes by …

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Retail Leaders Discuss Impact of Tariffs

trade

Recently, tariffs on goods entering the U.S. have been hot topics in retail. No matter which industry a business operates within, tariff implementations are causing ripple effects on suppliers and shoppers alike. Retail leaders from some of the U.S.’s best-known …

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Target CEO Gives 4 Tips for Retail Success

brian cornell

Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, Target board chairman and CEO Brian Cornell outlined what he sees as the company’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornell also presented four tips he believes are key to future retail …

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