From The New York Times
While this New York Times article focuses on a rural town in Pennsylvania, the landscape translates equally to the UK where we are seeing much the same thing: ecommerce is growing but isn’t replacing the jobs that are lost in the bricks-and-mortar channel.
By Mallory Schlossberg on Business Insider UK
It’s no secret: the retail industry is struggling. With people choosing not to spend their money on clothes, retailers need to know where to look.
But while mall stores struggle, fast-fashion giants such as H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 are thriving.
This is in part because of strategies that are based in data and analytics. By understanding what the consumer is craving, these companies can drive sales.
This is not a new phenomenon.
By Mae Anderson on Business of Fashion
For the first time, more people will visit retailers’ web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day.
NEW YORK, United States — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.
For the first time, there’s expected to be more people visiting retailers’ web sites through their smartphones than on desktop computers or tablets during the first weekend of the holiday shopping season that begins on Thanksgiving Day.