Excess Inventory is Hurting Apparel Brands

Over the past several months, we’ve covered the state of excess inventory in apparel retail through the pandemic, and it’s looked bleak. As apparel retailers emerge from a pandemic slumber, they’re facing a harsh reality: Their investments of hundreds of…

Jul 21 2020 · 3 min read

The Rise of Grocery E-commerce and Returns

Grocery e-Commerce as a temporary change… As a global pandemic and quarantine swept the world, consumers fled to grocery stores to stock up on essentials. Then ensued the shortage of items like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and purchases of…

Jun 30 2020 · 3 min read

COVID and Conservation Efforts. Are They Tied?

As 2020 kicked off, different brands and retailers were focusing on conservation efforts and gearing initiatives toward a more sustainable future. But as COVID-19 hit, some of those plans were forced to take a backseat to the more immediate needs…

Jun 23 2020 · 3 min read

Warehouse Woes: When Excess Inventory Needs Out

Surplus. Excess inventory. Where does it go and what are the costs? Depending on how efficient your reverse supply chain is, having excess inventory can be detrimental to your profitability and take time away from core business activities. When it…

Jun 16 2020 · 3 min read

Thought Leadership Thursday (#TLT): Resuming Business in Europe After COVID-19

As different countries across Europe have started reopening their borders, there is the need to adopt to new norms in order for business to continue. In this edition of Thought Leadership Thursday, we sit down with Giorgio Vitale, Head of…

Jun 11 2020 · 7 min read

Extensions, Restrictions, and Yes, Quarantines: Dealing with Returns Post Pandemic

We’ve been covering the state of the retail market in the midst of the pandemic, which forced stores around the world to shutter. With backlogs of orders and—for a time—only essential goods moving, a never-before-seen surplus of inventory emerged, preventing…

Jun 09 2020 · 3 min read

Smartphone Slumber, or Smartphone Surge?

Despite many industries being  affected in recent months due to a global pandemic, smartphone releases aren’t slowing down. Apple recently launched a more affordable iPhone SE, complete with formidable features for a fraction of its $1,000+ flagship models—and another phone…

Jun 04 2020 · 4 min read

Retail Resilience is More than Immediate Recovery—It’s Planning Ahead

One of the many things the current situation has taught businesses worldwide is that in addition to consumer dependency, the supply chain is incredibly fragile. And, a global pandemic that interrupts the proper flow of products today will create a…

Jun 02 2020 · 3 min read

The Future of Smartphones in a Still-Undefined Market

Over the past several months, it’s become clear that people all around the world have to embrace a new normal. With businesses of every size and industry affected, mobile is not the exception, and different processes and device developments will…

May 28 2020 · 3 min read

Sustainability in Today’s Market: A Must for Retailers and Brands

Just as consumer demand leads the course of product development, so too does it guide the course of product disposal. Today, consumers are likely to spend more money with their favorite retailers if those retailers sell secondhand apparel or have…

May 26 2020 · 4 min read