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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting retail in a significant way. Retail loss prevention and asset protection organizations are playing an important role in managing the safety of retail workers and customers as well as securing closed stores and the supply chain that is ensuring essential stores have the products necessary for consumers. This page is focused on COVID-related content updated daily that is specific to the LP industry that may not be available from other sources.

Livestreaming into a Video-First Future of Retail

Virtually nonexistent three years ago, livestreaming now accounts for 4% of online retail sales in China and about 1% of total retail sales.

How Coronavirus Has Changed Grocery Trends

Six months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, grocery shoppers are still buying bigger baskets, making fewer trips to the store...

August Retail Sales Figures Show Consumers Are Feeling the Pandemic Pinch

Retail sales rose in August, though not as much as economists hoped. For those concerned about the US’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, the...
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Retailers with Multichannel Sales Options Have Advantage during Pandemic

Across all countries a majority of shoppers say they will make greater use of multichannel services even as things return to normal.

Retailers Should Prepare for a Busy Holiday Shopping Season

COVID-19 hasn’t impacted consumers’ holiday spending plans but it has affected how they intend to shop. That’s according to a consumer insights survey by Radial,...
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Contactless Credit Card Popularity Soars During Pandemic; Stay Vigilant for Scammers

Contactless credit cards have become an extremely popular way to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to industry experts. The technology allows you to...

Supply Chains Start Planning for COVID-19 Vaccine Surge

Air cargo industry group The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments to begin planning now with industry stakeholders to create supply chains...

Drone Delivery at Home to Get a Boost in Post Covid Era

The Covid-19 pandemic has given a tremendous boost to online delivery platforms and retail drone technology will see a commercial rollout on a larger...

Survey: These Retailers Get High Marks for Satisfying Customers during COVID-19

Several prominent national US retailers received top ranking from shoppers for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the fourth wave of the dunnhumby...

Retailers Target Coronavirus Back-to-School Shopping

With colleges and grade schools going virtual, marketers are trying to come up with ways to pry consumers' wallets open during the back-to-school season. Between...

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