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Retailers Take on Back-to-School Shopping Amidst the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

There’s no doubt this may be the strangest back to school season on record. As class supply lists hit parents’ inboxes, many are still debating if they will even send their children into the classroom this fall. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the normalcy of purchasing paper and pencils, there’s still time for retailers to ramp up their back to school promotions.

6 Ways To Plan for Retail Demand Shifts Amid COVID-19

Even if COVID-19 was eradicated tomorrow, the long-term supply chain impacts would persist for at least many months still. With that, retailers must adapt existing supply chain systems and processes to minimize pandemic impacts for both the short and long-term.

A deep dive into the need for speed in forecasting, what COVID-19 has taught us about the value of statistical forecasting — and how corporate culture can make or break even the best tech stack.

Starbucks is leaning hard on its tech investments as it adapts to shifting consumer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nike is cutting jobs and making leadership changes as part of its focus on its direct-to-consumer strategy and digital transformation.

Walmart is bringing its Ask Sam machine learning-powered voice assistant app over from Sam’s Club, and has expanded its capabilities to include details about COVID-19.

Retailers Ulta Beauty and Tailored Brands, parent of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, have both announced upcoming store closings. Get the details.

Now is the time to think through the future of the retail industry, and the role that technology will play in helping the industry adapt to the post-COVID world.

To determine the right course of action in reopening retail, the first step is to evaluate the following questions in order to identify the best price strategy for their business moving forward.

The point of sale has a new struggle: COVID-19. Kroger, Walmart, and Wawa are among retailers responding to a nationwide coin shortage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how they are reacting and what the pandemic has meant for electronic payments and the future of a “cashless” society.

Neiman Marcus is bringing its personalized store services online in light of the ongoing pandemic. From virtual events to complimentary styling services, hear how the department store retailer is aiming to digitally engage shoppers.

When consumers emerge from living with COVID-19 to living after COVID-19, retailers will need to be ready to greet them with a customer experience that is every bit as good — or better than what they were offering at the start of 2020.

Sales are picking up for Best Buy, and it’s raising wages to continue its investment in associates.

The patterns of human traffic have changed in unique ways cross-regionally, and there are some successful strategies retailers can take to make an impact now and pay dividends down the road.

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