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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 Read more

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Clean Energy Sets $1.1 Trillion Record That’s Bound to Be Broken
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Last year was a double milestone for decarbonizing the world’s energy system. It was the first year when investment in the energy transition equaled global investment in fossil fuels, according to the latest data release from clean energy research group BloombergNEF. The money flowing into the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of oil and gas, and […]

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American Airlines Sees Profit Above Estimates on Steady Demand
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — American Airlines Group Inc. expects profit this year to exceed estimates following a slow start, as steady demand for air travel keeps an industry recovery going into 2023. Full-year adjusted earnings will be $2.50 to $3.50 a share, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier said in a statement Thursday that also detailed fourth-quarter results. […]

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Chipotle Seeks to Hire 15,000 Workers Amid Tech Layoffs
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is adding 15,000 jobs across its North American locations — a sign that demand for restaurant food is robust despite high inflation and economic uncertainty. The burrito chain’s hiring push is meant to ensure its more than 3,000 US restaurants are fully staffed for the company’s busiest season, which […]

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How Businesses Can Prevent Consumer Holiday Shopping Frustration with Queue Management
December 13, 2022

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
December 1, 2022

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
November 28, 2022

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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Cyber Monday Will Be the Big Test for Retailers’ Ecommerce Strategies
November 26, 2021

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
November 25, 2021

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
December 18, 2020

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
December 3, 2020

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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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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