The retail industry is pushing further with the conference, trying to push for normality

Visitors enter the venue at The NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show, to be held in New York, USA, on January 12, 2020. Wang Ying | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images “The big show will continue,” National Retail Federation President Matt Shay said Monday. And on Friday, even as more speakers and attendees withdraw … Read more

These 12 ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ shares have been the best income composers for 5 years

Stock market investors typically want to anticipate industry events or corporate successes so they can make as much money as possible. But when a new year begins, looking back can be helpful, especially if you are looking for dividend income. One risk of choosing stocks after dividends is to fall into a “value trap”, which … Read more

AWS disconnection and HashiCorp IPO point to a multicloud future

HashiCorp on the Nasdaq Market on December 9, 2021. Source: Nasdaq When Amazon Web Services, the largest provider of cloud computing infrastructure, suffered an hour-long crash on Tuesday, Disney +, Netflix, Robinhood, Roku and many other popular sites and apps faced major disruptions. The incident quickly sparked a debate about how organizations can minimize the … Read more

Shoppers are buying more than ever from resellers. Here’s why

Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Second-hand retailers find success with shoppers who focus on sustainability and hard-to-find items, while avoiding the supply chain being branded by traditional retailers. Big box retailers like Walmart and Target have focused on keeping prices down and have absorbed the rising costs of shipping, labor and materials for shoppers. … Read more

Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels

Shoppers with bags from different stores stand side by side as Black Friday sales begin at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky, on November 26, 2021. Jon Cherry | Reuters Traffic in retail stores on Black Friday fell 28.3% compared to 2019 levels as Americans shifted more of their spending online and … Read more

More Americans will not buy holiday gifts this year

Donna Hilliard, CEO of Code Tenderloin, said the non-profit group serving the homeless population is currently experiencing more demand than it has ever seen. Source: Code Tenderloin Code Tenderloin, a nonprofit group serving the homeless in San Francisco, said it has gift cards worth about $ 7,000 to hand out to those who need the … Read more

Walmart kicks off Cyber ​​Week with the Jason Derulo event

The Walmart + home screen on a laptop in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart is adding another tool to its arsenal this holiday season to kick-start online sales: More than 30 live-streaming events, including one featuring musician Jason Derulo starting Cyber ​​Week. Over the … Read more

4 ways customers have changed since the pandemic began

Shoppers climb up and down an escalator at Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, on November 14, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters As holidaymakers prepare for the festivities, they are preparing for a season that will look noticeably different than a year ago. Great parties with family and friends. Busy shopping malls. A … Read more

Here’s what to buy on Black Friday and what to have on the shelf

This Black Friday can, in almost any case, be bigger than ever. Nearly 2 million more people are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber ​​Monday (November 29) this year compared to last year, according to the National Retail Federation. “We expect another record-breaking holiday season and the Thanksgiving weekend will play a big … Read more

Macy’s (M) earnings for the third quarter of 2021 hit

The entrances to Macy’s are decorated with Christmas decorations on December 4, 2020 in New York City. Roy Rochlin | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images On Thursday, Macy’s reported third-quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ expectations, leading the department store chain to raise its full-year forecast ahead of the holiday. Macy’s shares rose … Read more