Retailing Today Insights: Top 100 Retailers and Categories
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Welcome to Retailing Today’s annual Insights issue. This unique product was created to provide a blended look at the performance of the nation’s Top 100 retailers and Top 100 mass market product categories in one convenient format. In addition to offering an abundance of useful statistics, the greater objective was to put the performance in context by providing analysis of key industry developments, insights into market moving trends and a thought-provoking view on where the retail and consumer packaged goods industry is headed in 2013.
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Total U.S. Shopper Traffic in Retail Stores and Malls for April 2013
An expected post-Easter decline in shopper activity was compounded by unseasonably cold weather last month.
Same store sales at Walmart's U.S. stores declined 1.4% in the first quarter, but the retailer forecasts comps should rebound during the second quarter. . . . Read more.
Walmart has partnered with Inward Strategic Consulting to design an innovative way to engage with staff and foster what the company hopes is a fun yet productive work environment that enhances customer experience. . .
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Stores must level up to match omnichannel hype
By Kris Bjorson
Online and mobile marketing have turned the retail supply chain upside-down. Gone are the days of moving volumes of product in efficient, bulk moves to stores across the world. Today, smaller shipments rule the supply chain, delivering — literally — on brand promises to ensure receipt of single, customized packages under same-day or next-day delivery.
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The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 representing the greater New York area claimed victory over Target this week . . .
Social shopper media firm Collective Bias may have been founded in Walmart’s home town of Bentonville, Ar., but the firm has big plans to help suppliers to Target achieve their social media objectives . . .
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Turning Supply Chain Pains into Gains for Suppliers and Retailers
Listen to the discussion on how routing guides can be used as a roadmap to stronger relationships between suppliers and retailers. more ...