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Home Depot’s Online Engagement Skyrockets, but so do Operating Costs

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.

What the New Sephora Store Experience Looks Like

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.

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.

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

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. 

Tech Investment Post COVID-19 explores where retailers may begin to invest once the crisis is behind us and everyone has had a chance to breath.

The pace of change has never been faster for the retail industry. Retailers today are making technology moves faster than they ever thought possible. Which retail up and coming executives are standing out in the industry, deploying or managing game-changing retail technology?

The provider of retail task management and communication software has released a tool that’s designed to screen employees for symptoms of the coronavirus.

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.

While the numbers weren’t unanticipated, they still served as a stark confirmation of the disruption wrought by the spread of COVID-19.

Amazon will start mass-producing face shields and will list them at-cost on in the next few weeks. The idea, hatched by 3D printing enthusiasts, gained a helping hand from engineers on Amazon’s drone team. Hear more.

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.

Walmart provided more details on its new Express two-hour delivery service, piloted last month and on its way to nearly 2,000 stores.

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