Retailers Revisit (and Revise) Their Mask Policies

Amid updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, retailers are taking another look at their mask policies. In May, the CDC said that fully vaccinated individuals could safely forego masks, but the emergence of the delta variant of the virus...

Walmart Forays Into the Business-to-Business Market

Walmart has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, expanding its omni-channel capabilities to challenge Amazon on its own turf. Its pickup and delivery services have won over its customers, many of whom have signed up for the retailer’s membership program...

Amazon’s Q2 Disappoints, and E-Commerce Stocks Pay the Price

Investors were hoping for more from Amazon in the second quarter, and when the e-commerce giant didn’t deliver, its stock took a beating – as did competitors’ shares. Amazon’s results seemed to confirm the fears of analysts and investors who...

Retail Sales Are Up as Consumers Spend with a Vengeance

The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on a great deal of experiential spending, meaning the money that might have been spent on vacations or dining out was likely saved instead. Combine that with an influx of federal stimulus money, which bolstered many...

Retailers’ Use of Facial Recognition Tech Ignites Controversy

Retailers’ use of largely unregulated facial recognition technology is setting off alarm bells among human rights groups. They say that most of these retailers’ customers are unaware that this technology is in use at the stores they visit, and their goal...

Tween Brand Justice Makes a Comeback at Walmart

Just in time for the back to school shopping season, tween brand Justice is coming to 2,400 Walmart stores, as well as Walmart.com. Last summer, Justice closed its 826 stores after its parent company Ascena Retail Group declared bankruptcy. Following a successful test...