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Walmart Enters the Resale Market

Walmart is making its first foray into the resale market. Find out how the world’s largest retailer hopes to appeal to budget conscious shoppers at a time when U.S. personal spending has seen the largest decline on record.

BJ's Digitally Enabled Sales Skyrocket 350%

BJ’s digital investments are paying off during the coronavirus pandemic. Now the retailer is leaning into membership investments, upgrading its acquisition tools and integrating membership, marketing and analytics capabilities. Learn more.

Off-price retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in response to "immense strain" from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how the retailer plans to shutter stores and emerge in a stronger position this fall.

Tractor Supply Company is launching its first mobile app and updating its website in response to increased demand from COVID-19.

Retailers have a unique opportunity to shoot for the moon and re-engineer their businesses after coronavirus.

It’s a great time to think about starting a company — that’s not something you expect to hear right now.

Like Walmart, Target’s omnichannel capabilities were put to the test during Q1, and it passed with flying colors thanks to an ability to leverage its store fleet.

The Home Depot has had doubled app downloads, tripled email engagement, and uninterrupted record-level web traffic. Yet, while sales from digital platforms jumped 80%, increased operating costs from expanded worker benefits hurt profits. Find out more.

Walmart aced the omnichannel test during its first quarter, leveraging its store fleet to reach consumers in its stores and online.

Sephora will begin a phased reopening, starting with 70 stores on May 22, however the in-store shopping experience will look vastly different and the playful makeup testing Sephora is known for will be on hold. Get the details.

Pier 1 Imports plans to liquidate as soon as reasonably possible, after being hindered by COVID-19 and unable to find a buyer.

JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, a not wholly surprising move for the beleaguered department store chain stressed even further by the effects of COVID-19.

Supply and retail companies continue to deliver, but there’s no doubt the supply chain is feeling the strain. To keep up, something needs to change. 

Curbside, zero-contact bike repair, virtual outfitting and more are coming as REI announces its store reopening plans. Find out what REI stores will look like going forward.

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