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Category: Retail Sector

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Companies

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Food Tech Startups Aim To Provide Healthy Tailor Made Meals / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Sumeet_Manhas

The majority of consumers in the US and Europe want better information about food they eat, from the quality and origin of ingredients to their environmental impact according to a report from Betway. Companies are now working to increase consumer confidence in the food system by utilizing blockchain to improve transparency throughout the food chain. Its platform allows food companies to track batches and check them in real time as they move through the chain.

The food tech industry is expanding rapidly with the emergence and development of verticals such as food and grocery deliveries, personal cooking boxes, on-demand meal delivery, and these verticals are becoming more popular by the day. The combination of product traceability, end-to-customer support and innovative sales models is what makes the technology possible. We believe we can create a new food culture by combining our technology with start-ups to develop new concepts in food technology.
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Companies

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Debenhams CLOSED Down After 200 Years, Shopping Trip Down Memory Lane at Meadowhall Sheffield / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Eliza_Walayat

Debenhams Britains former biggest high street department store chain is now no more, the it's last stores closed a few weeks ago after over 200 years of retail trading, tracing it's roots back to 1778 when William Clark opened the first shop in London's East End, then some 30 years later William Debenhams' investment was coupled with a name change to Clark & Debenhams.

Here's a shopping trip down memory lane at the Meadowhall Sheffield Debenhams Store where whilst doubts had always remained for many years on the Town Centre stores chances of survival, few took seriously that the Meadowhall store would ever close, but the coronavirus pandemic was the final nail in Debenhams coffin.

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Companies

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Best Retail POS Software In Australia / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Sumeet_Manhas

A point of sale (POS) software is much more than just a conventional cash register. By integrating POS software to a mobile device or a cloud service, you can be satisfied with all of your hardware and software requirements. Various businesses, from smaller to midsize, all of them are going for a cloud-based POS software because you do not need multiple back-end servers at various locations.

There are many points of sale (POS) softwares in Australia. But finding the best POS software for you is vital to get you paid for your products. If you are looking for a POS to the trick, then POS Australia is one of the best options for you. Here is the guide for you to help you buy the best POS software in Australia.

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Companies

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Strange Food Trend That’s Making Investors Rich / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Stephen_McBride

Have you tried Goldbelly yet? Goldbelly is “Uber” for iconic eateries across America. But unlike most delivery apps, which will hurry you a burger or burrito across town, Goldbelly will ship a fresh smoked salmon bagel from New York to LA!

Take Manhattan bagel shop Ess-a-Bagel, which has become a landmark in New York. Like most businesses, its doors shut when coronavirus came through.

But thanks to Goldbelly, Ess-a-Bagel has shipped over 600,000 of its oversized bagels across the US since lockdowns began. And it’s still shipping 6,000 a day! The bagels are flash-frozen and packed into a box with dry ice so they arrive nice and plump.

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Companies

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Walmart Has Made a Genius Move to Beat Amazon / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Stephen_McBride

I ordered Powerbeats earbuds from Amazon the other day. As a Prime member, I got them to my doorstep in Stowe, Vermont the next day for free.

When I unpacked the box, one of the accessories was missing. I called Amazon’s customer service to get a replacement sorted out. But what I was told raised my eyebrows:

“We’ll make a one-time exception. Keep the earbuds and we’ll issue you a full refund right now.”
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Companies

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Retail Sector Isn’t Dead, and These 6% Dividend Paying Stocks Prove It / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Robert_Ross

I’m sure you’re familiar with the “retail apocalypse.” Brick-and-mortar retailers are dying off as people buy more stuff online, or so the story goes.

This trend has taken out household names like Circuit City, Blockbuster Video, and Payless ShoeSource. Even luxury retailer Barneys filed for bankruptcy this year.

All told, about 9,000 brick-and-mortar stores closed in 2019. Meanwhile, e-commerce sales are growing around 5% per year. But there’s more to this story...

Despite the headline-grabbing bankruptcies, about 90% of US retail sales still happen in person.

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Companies

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Retail Sector Isn’t Dead. It’s Growing and Pays 6%+ Dividends / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Robert_Ross

Seems like you can’t go a week without reading about the retail apocalypse.

I saw a recent headline that read, “75,000 Retail Stores Will Close by 2026.”

That may very well happen. But the idea that e-commerce giants like Amazon and Walmart will completely destroy brick-and-mortar retail is outrageous.

Sure, e-commerce sales are growing quickly—about 5% every year. But 90% of US retail sales still happen in person.

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Companies

Friday, August 09, 2019

Walmart Is Coming for Amazon / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Robert_Ross

Late last year, the company overtook Apple to became the third-largest online retailer in the US. Only Amazon and eBay are larger.

Walmart is quickly growing its online presence by scooping up smaller online retailers like Jet.com, which sells everything from laptops to sunscreen—often at a healthy discount.

Walmart bought Jet in 2016 for $3.3 billion. Since then, Walmart’s online sales have shot up 78%—from $13.4 billion to $23.8 billion.

And it shows no sign of slowing down. Last quarter, Walmart’s online sales grew 43%.

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Companies

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Best “Pick-and-Shovel” Play for the Online Grocery Boom / Companies / Retail Sector

By: John_Mauldin

By Justin Spittler :Everyone knows online shopping revolutionized how we buy clothing, electronics, and other merchandise.

Many malls across the country have closed their doors because people simply don’t shop at malls like they once did. Instead they buy things online. After a few days, the things show up at their doorstep.

The media nicknamed this phenomenon the “Retail Apocalypse.” And it has led to…

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Companies

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Will Some Toys R Us UK Stores Re-Open for Christmas? / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Anika_Walayat

Toys R Us went bankrupt last year and closed down ALL of it's stores not just in the UK but across the world. Unfortunately children don't understand the dynamics of highly indebted corporate balance sheets. So Eliza was upset on her 4th birthday drip to discover the store shuttered and closed , so here's a trip down memory late of what it was like to shop at Toys R Us before our local store in Sheffield closed down mid 2018.

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Companies

Sunday, April 28, 2019

E-commerce Trends to Expect in 2019 / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Submissions

The online shopping industry is changing. Last year, mobile purchases increased by 55% and are projected to account for $175bn purchases by 2022. Customer expectations are now bigger, with as many as 4 in 10 online buyers expecting retailers to offer same-day shipping services.

If you regularly shop online, some of the changes coming to e-commerce will be highly beneficial to you. Below are some of these trends you should expect.

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Companies

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Online Grocery Shopping Will Go Mainstream as Soon as This Year / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Stephen_McBride

—and These 2 Stocks Will Rake In Bill

Americans spend more money on groceries than anything besides housing.

The American grocery market is also 3X bigger than ALL of the online retail market. In other words, we spend 3-times more money on groceries than we do buying stuff over the internet.

Yet almost none of it happens on the internet.

You can see on this chart that a tiny 2% sliver of total grocery sales in America happens online:

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Companies

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Why Walmart Will Crush Amazon / Companies / Retail Sector

By: John_Mauldin

By Robert Ross : Last week, Amazon announced that it would launch its own grocery chain.

This is Amazon’s second big leap into groceries. In 2017, the company bought grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

All of this prompted a number of speculations about Amazon’s move into “offline” retail.

While Whole Foods gave Amazon access to 479 physical stores, the company, in effect, has little interest in the brick-and-mortar presence.

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Economics

Sunday, March 10, 2019

US Retail Sales Panic Data Could Be Just a Glitch / Economics / Retail Sector

By: John_Mauldin

Recession antennae popped up everywhere on February 14.

The Commerce Department reported retail sales fell 1.2% in December. It was the worst month-over-month decline since 2009:

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Companies

Friday, March 08, 2019

Consumer Behavior: What you need to know to read your Audience / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Submissions

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Companies

Monday, February 25, 2019

Warren Buffett Bought Only One Stock in This Sector—and It’s Exploding / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Stephen_McBride

Amazon sells stuff online for cheap. Usually cheaper than what you’ll pay in a store.

This has given the company a critical edge over brick-and-mortar retailers.

Since it was founded 24 years ago, Amazon has contributed to putting Bon-Ton, Borders, Circuit City, RadioShack and hundreds of store chains out of business.

Many other retailers are barely clinging to life.

Macy’s (M), JCPenney (JCP), and GameStop (GME) still have a pulse, but they’re fading fast. Since 2014, their stocks have plunged 53%, 77%, and 68%.

Store closings in the US hit an all-time high last year, according to leading research firm Nielsen.
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Economics

Friday, February 15, 2019

Chinese Lunar New Year Sales in line with Expectations / Economics / Retail Sector

By: Dan_Steinbock

According to some international observers, the Lunar New Year sales indicate a plunge in Chinese consumption. Economic realities tell a different story.

Chinese Lunar New Year can be seen as a barometer for Chinese private consumption, due to gift-giving and family reunions. Consequently, both holiday data and its international coverage are of great interest.

Here’s the bottom line: During the Lunar New Year holiday in early February, Chinese retail and catering businesses generated a record over 1 trillion yuan ($148 billion). Sales by retail businesses rose 8.5% from a year earlier.
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Stock-Markets

Friday, November 23, 2018

XLY – Don’t Count the American Consumer Out Yet / Stock-Markets / Retail Sector

By: ElliottWaveForecast

The U.S. Consumer Measured Via the XLY

“The U.S. economy is the global economic driver. And within the U.S. economy, the U.S. consumer is the global driver.” James P. Gorman

We’re Entering In Negative Territory for 2018

The stock market (measured via the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average) has officially erased all of its 2018 gains. I can see from the headlines like the one pictured below from The Drudge Report that there’s certainly starting to be a bit of panic in the air.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Next Financial Crisis Is Already Here! John Lewis 99% Profits CRASH - Retail Sector Collapse / Stock-Markets / Retail Sector

By: Nadeem_Walayat

This week the mainstream press has been busy focusing on remembering the 'start' of the financial crisis of September 2008 "Lehman's Brother Collapse" that most of whom never saw coming. In act the financial crisis actually began much earlier than September 2008 with the first obvious signs of a credit crisis brewing being the collapse of two Bear Stearns hedge funds during July 2007, but it would take the mainstream financial press another year before they started to connect the dots for the train wreck well in motion.

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Companies

Friday, September 07, 2018

UK Retail Sector Catastrophe - Toys R Us Woolworth's Moment - ALL Stores Closed Down! / Companies / Retail Sector

By: Nadeem_Walayat

I have been warning for several years now that the UK retail sector was facing a crisis that would result in several Woolworth moments of giant retailers going bust, closing down ALL of their stores. This year has seen the retail sector crisis turn into a catastrophe with several popular chains such as Maplins and Toys closing down ALL of their stores, with many more chains such as New Look, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer teetering on the brink, and not even the pound stores are immune to the unfolding high street catastrophe as illustrated by the fate of Poundstretcher.

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