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Retail Roundup - Top Retail Stories - October 2018

From Sears to the start of the holiday season, and my new favorite word "Phygital", here's what everyone was talking about this month. Hot Topics It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Yes, I know today is Halloween. Looks like we're in for more treats than tricks this season. With the demise of Toys 'R Us, retailers are stepping up their game to capture holiday sales, Prediction is that Santa will be bringing a good holiday season to the retail industry. NRF’s ear

Retail Roundup - Top Retail Stories - September 2018

From Nike to Amazon to new store concepts, here are the big stories everyone was talking about. Hot Topics Nike’s big gamble – risky, brilliant or a nothing burger? Nike got everyone’s attention with their campaign for the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” tagline. Featuring controversial football player-racial justice advocate, Colin Kaepernick, the ad definitely got people’s attention. The ad was polarizing – either you loved it or started burning your Nikes. Nike’s stoc

Retail Roundup - Top Retail Stories - August 2018

Here are the big stories everyone was talking about. Hot Topics Retail Earnings - What apocalypse? Many retailers have announced positive comps, but not all are getting rewarded by The Street Container Store flying high after comp sales crush expectations - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/container-store-stock-rallies-40-after-same-store-sales-crush-estimates-2018-08-01 WalMart crushes expectation due to online growth – https://seekingalpha.com/news/3383426-u-s-sales-impres

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