Amazon Go, Toys "R" Us, and holiday shoplifting prevention were all top of mind for readers interested in the retail industry category in 2018.
While the 2018 holiday shopping season is not over, Black Friday weekend is usually a good indicator of the overall strength of holiday sales. So, what happened?
Do I really need to fight the crowds and craziness the day after Thanksgiving to save money on holiday shopping? It doesn't look like it.
According to ShopperTrak's historical data, 45 percent of all holiday shopper traffic falls during the top ten busiest days, beginning on Black Friday and dispersed throughout the end of the year. The top ten busiest shopping days for 2018, as predicted by ShopperTrak, are listed here.
When Toys"R"Us closed its stores, consumers were upset—especially kids. My nine-year-old granddaughter heard talk that Amazon had basically killed Toys"R"Us. She was so upset she asked her parents to "never shop at Amazon again" for her toys.
Retail mergers and acquisitions have the cumulative affect of raising the bar for top LP and security executives, suggests David Lammert, president of Pinnacle Placements, an executive search firm specializing in the security profession.
Many years ago, when Conan O’Brien was battling NBC over his role in late-night programming, he announced his intentions while waiting for a resolution. “I will continue to put on as good a show each night as I can—while stealing as many office supplies as humanly possible.”
Data examining the broader security industry suggests that security personnel actually file about as many lawsuits against their employers as they spark because of something they did or did not do.
I'm willing to bet that Sears has touched almost everyone reading this post in one way or another. It's worth looking up the history of the company online to get a feel for just how many facets of everyday life in the United States have, in some way, involved Sears.
State associations are recognized by merchants, legislators, state officials and other trade groups as a powerful beacon for the retail industry.