Articles by tag: Holiday

How Businesses Can Prevent Consumer Holiday Shopping Frustration with Queue Management

Key points: In-person shopping increases during the holiday season JNRI optimizes the in-shopping and queuing experience with excellent queue management Information collected from JNRI can be used to measure ROI On “Experience Evolution,” host Michelle Dawn Mooney chatted with Greg Mummah, the Director of Sales Engineering for JRNI, on what businesses can do and utilize…

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Travel Plans Increase Despite the Struggling Travel Industry

Many Americans are in the midst of putting the final touches on their holiday travel plans as we near the end of 2022. Experts are still expecting travel to be at the same rate as it was in past years with consumers saying they intend to continue making travel plans even with potential flight…

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Retail Sales Take a Wild Ride

Retail sales have been all over the map the past few months. They have dropped, then risen just enough to get retailers excited, and then dropped again. High inflation rates and concern for the economy have kept consumers cutting back on their purchases. Sales are now increasing again as the holiday season approaches and…

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Black Friday 2021
Cyber Monday Will Be the Big Test for Retailers’ Ecommerce Strategies

The holiday shopping season gets its first big test this weekend with Black Friday deals and the welcomed-by-retailers resurgence of in-store shopping and deals. Even if consumers are looking to hit stores bright and early on Friday, the last almost two years of ecommerce acceleration and validation have changed retailers’ omnichannel strategies. Retailers will…

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Holiday Demand Forces Retailers to Get Creative with Hiring Strategies

Black Friday is upon us, and rebounding consumer demand coupled with lingering product delays and U.S. dollar inflation is making for an unpredictable holiday demand. Retail executives have been investing in resiliency strategies for the holiday season starting last year, like putting money towards omnichannel fulfillment, more flexible operations and inventory management solutions. Where…

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UPS & FedEx Limit Shipments During Holiday Season

With a shopping season like no other, eCommerce is booming, which means a tremendous strain on logistics and delivery. In an attempt to manage demand, UPS and FEDEX worked out plans with their biggest customers that set limits on daily pickups, according to a Wall Street Journal article. Should a shipper exceed this, the carriers must…

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Despite the Economic Strain of the Pandemic, Holiday Retail Sales are Expected to Grow

Despite a rough economic year for everyone, retail sales during the holidays are expected to keep pace, even surpass, growth trends of previous years. According to the Associated Press, the National Retail Federation made this prediction recently to account for the uncertainty of shutdowns caused by the pandemic. For essential businesses like big-box stores,…

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Johnny Crowder Utilizes Personal Experiences to Drive Mental Health Support
May 30, 2024

In this episode of the “Highway to Health” podcast, host David Kemp dives into a powerful conversation with Johnny Crowder, the founder and CEO of Cope Notes®. They explore how personal experiences can drive impactful mental health support. This discussion sheds light on the transformative power of using one’s past challenges to benefit others…

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Advancing Workforce Development and Health Equity: HIMS 2024 with Geoffrey Roche
May 30, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban sought out innovators and experts at HIMSS 2024 to discuss workforce development and health equity. Urban sat down with Geoffrey Roche, the Director of North America Workforce Development at Siemens Healthineers and host of the Holistic Leadership podcast, to delve into pressing healthcare topics, including workforce development and health…

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Is the Supply Chain Ready for Real-World Asset Tokenization?
May 29, 2024

In an evolving digital landscape, the mass investment in real-world asset tokenization, or RWA tokenization, is leading as one of the most exciting and world-shaking movements in tech. Opening up endless possibilities for leveraging blockchain networks to represent firm ownership rights of physical assets as onchain tokens, this advent of onchain asset ownership is…

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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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Proud, Productive and Priceless: How Unlocking the Power of People Will Reignite Retail
November 19, 2020

As retailers re-imagine brick and mortar, stores are once again at the center of the action. But what about the people who power the action, store associates? They can get left out of the conversation as technology and automation grab attention, yet these front-line workers are critical to retailers’ success across every channel. Carol’s…

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5 Ways Brands Can Prepare for Holiday Sales
November 12, 2020

An unpredictable year calls for an unpredictable holiday season. This week host Jennifer Kaylo Ruscin sits down with Marketing and Analytics Expert Bill Sinacore to discuss how retailers can prepare for the holiday season. More Sale Items, More Often Sinacore has seen up to a 20% decrease on discretionary spending due to the higher unemployment rate…

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Navigating the Stress of the Holiday Season: I Don’t Care
November 25, 2019

The holiday season is a joyous and happy time for many people, but for some it can be an emotionally trying time. Interacting with family, missing family members who have passed away, and the general hustle and bustle of the season can be difficult to deal with. On this episode of I Don’t Care…

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3 Holiday E-Commerce Ideas for B2B Retailers
November 18, 2019

The National Retail Federation predicts that this season’s total holiday sales will increase by about 4 percent. Meaning holiday shopping this year could top over $730 Billion in sales. Last year approximately $124 Billion was spent online during the holidays, and that number is also expected to rise at a similar rate. The convenience of…

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