From June 2016

Retailers Face Labor Challenges

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JD Software group just released a study of over 250 store managers where more than half felt unprepared to face the labor challenges of the omni-channel marketplace. The factors that are causing this uncertainty are new and demanding customer needs, omni-channel operations, new labor legislation and the millennial workforce. About 52% of respondents have not yet deployed a modern workforce management solution...

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Hot New Retailers – Present and Future

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Consumer and retail account for more than 20% of the U.S. economy. With the maturing of Millennials’ financial situation and innovations in shopping and retail, new brands and stores are debuting in every consumer category. This is really something to crow about since pundits have been writing about the demise of bricks and mortar for the last several years. ...

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Target-CVS Partnership is Blossoming

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Since CVS has taken over the pharmacies in Target’s stores, Target is increasing its focus on its Connected Health section, which provides customers access to products designed to allow them to digitally monitor their health anywhere, 24/7. Over the next six months, all 1,660 of Target’s pharmacy locations will become CVS-branded units. Additionally, the No. 2 discount retailer&rsquo...

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Make Employees Your Brand Cheerleaders

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Several months ago we talked about encouraging your store employees to be your brand advocates. Recently, Altimeter Group released a study on this fast-growing social business program and what many retailers are now focusing on. Respondents from companies with more than 250 employees cited top reasons for their investment in employee advocacy programs: Increasing the reach of messages in social networks ...

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