The ability to delivery a high-quality omnichannel experience has never been more critical than during the post-pandemic era, but most brands aren’t prepared to meet consumer expectations, according to a report from NewStore. Not surprisingly, providing safety and convenience were atop the list of winning practices cited.
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NewStore releases the 2021 Omnichannel Leadership Report, an assessment of nearly 200 luxury, premium, and lifestyle brands’ omnichannel competence in the age of COVID-19 The pandemic has sped up omnichannel … Continue Reading →
Retailers lowered the bar for Christmas season fulfillment, then easily cleared it, according to Kurt Salmon. Ninety-three percent of retailers tracked were able to process and deliver customer orders by the last guaranteed delivery date. But 33% of them ditched their last order promise date as Christmas approached.
Hudson’s Bay Company said it plans to close up to 10 Lord & Taylor stores over the next year, including its New York City flagship on Fifth Avenue, to focus on its digital presence. Overall Hudson’s Bay reported a double-digit gain in online sales but a larger overall net loss in the first quarter.
Jetblack, Walmart’s new invite-only, personalized shopping service aimed at busy moms in Manhattan and Brooklyn, allows members to get same-day orders fulfilled by texting them in, at $50 a month. It’s the latest example of the beast of Bentonville seeking to go upmarket and out-innovate main rival Amazon.
Neiman Marcus announced it would no longer be up for sale as it looks for other “strategic alternatives” to stay afloat in this ever-changing retail climate. See what lead the company to make this decision and what other plans it has going forward.