Black Friday is 50 Days Away

The Holiday Season is right around the corner. Are retailers ready? With unemployment rates at the lowest they have been since 1969, one would think that retailers are fully staffed and ready to roll with the holiday season. However, retailers have lost 11,400 jobs since August. Since January 2017, retailers have lost 197,000 jobs according … Continue reading Black Friday is 50 Days Away

Online Retail Surpasses Brick & Mortar

An unprecedented shift in U.S. consumers’ buying habits was reaffirmed in May. Online merchants accounted for about 12% of last month’s retail sales, according to figures compiled by the Commerce Department. They exceeded the 11.8% share for department stores and other general-merchandise chains. Stores reached by mouse clicks generated more sales than the brick-and-mortar retailers … Continue reading Online Retail Surpasses Brick & Mortar