Articles by tag: holiday shopping

Santa Supports Smart Package Rooms for Secure Package Delivery During the Holiday Season

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Santa Claus highlights the growing challenge of secure package delivery during the holiday season, driven by the surge in online shopping. He draws a parallel between his traditional gift-delivery duties and the modern-day logistics of ensuring every package reaches its intended recipient securely. With an increase in package volume, Santa points out the innovation…

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The Big Retail Winners & Losers From the 2022 Thanksgiving Weekend

The 2022 Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping saga continues to have resounding consequences across retail, proving to be a winning weekend for in-store and ecommerce sales. But did everyone win in the same fashion? According to new data out of Adobe Analytics, online sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2022 set new records, with…

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Machine Learning is the Panacea the Holiday Supply Chain Needs

With the holidays officially in full swing and consumers locking in their last-minute shopping needs, the dreaded continuous disruption of the global supply chain comes into acute focus. The impact has been severe, to put it lightly. Gap, for example, reported a loss of $300 million in sales going into November 2021, blaming COVID-related factory…

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Retailers Invested in Fulfillment and Demand Forecasting Post-Pandemic. Will it Pay Off for Black Friday?

Black Friday is right around the corner, marking the first climax of the holiday shopping season. As early as last year, retailers have been gearing up for months now for a “normal” Black Friday, working to meet rising consumer demand. One (albeit small sample size) Statista report, conducted by Bain & Company and Microsoft,…

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Is the Supply Chain Ready for Black Friday?

Key Points: The future of the supply chain is still undetermined. More companies pulled their inventory to warehouses earlier this year. The U.S. may consider options to become more independent in the future. 2021 could very well be remembered as the year that supply chain went mainstream. What was once a niche topic discussed…

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As Holiday Demand Increases, How Should Retailers Prepare for a Holiday Surge?

Key Points: Consumers who’ve tried out the latest conversational channels expect brands to create a unique and personalized shopping experience that can also meet their basic needs. According to a global consumer survey by LivePerson, 83 percent of consumers worldwide are interested in browsing or buying products in a branded messaging experience. Brands that…

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Why Can’t the Supply Chain Solve its Oversight Issues?

The challenges brought about by COVID-19 have revealed weaknesses and deficiencies within our supply chain. More transparency is needed and better communication between channels in the supply chain is necessary to continue to improve these issues. Fabio Belloni, Co-found of Quuppa, joined us to give his insights on these challenges, as well as explain…

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Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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New Data Shows Downtrend in Brick and Mortar Holding into 2021
December 24, 2020

Shopping in the modern world looks much different now than it did at the beginning of the year. In fact, numbers were up before the pandemic. Looking to the end of 2020, dramatic downturns are holding steady for brick and mortar. Discussing these data points today with Daniel Litwin is John Kelly, CEO of Zenreach. Zenreach’s data suggests that…

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Slow Retail Sales Forecast a Tame Holiday Season
November 23, 2020

Retail sales were up in September but just barely, according to reports by NPR. A .3% gain fell short of the .5% projections. Shoppers are cautiously entering brick and mortar stores again, but record unemployment leaves little discretionary income and non-necessity purchases are largely being put off. What is normally a banner time of year…

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Retailers See Huge Growth for Cyber Monday
December 4, 2019

Retailers saw another jump in the amount of business does on Cyber Monday in 2019. How much did holiday shoppers spend? Find out in this excerpt from Business Casual with Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern. Tune in to MarketScale Radio LIVE every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9 a.m. CT for Business Casual with…

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