Moveable Robotic Platform Could Be the Future of Retail

Shifting customer shopping habits, exacerbated by the recent pandemic, have forced retailers to reimagine the way goods and services are handled. “Omni-channel services” — such as buy online and pickup in store, in-store returns, ship from store, and home delivery — have shifted the in-store logistics once done by shoppers to retailers.

What You Should Know About Holiday Shopping

Rutgers experts provide insight on ways to save money while focusing on holiday cheer With Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, Rutgers experts weigh in on the holiday retail season. What should consumers do over the next month to know they…

ASU supply chain professor on the challenges now facing residents, businesses and hospitals in Texas amid power outage

Hitendra Chaturvedi is a professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and an expert in supply chain strategy, global logistics, entrepreneurship, sustainable supply chains and digitizing supply chains.  Chaturvedi can speak to the supply…

Q&A: What’s in store for retailers during a pandemic holiday season?

The 2020 holiday season, much like the majority of the year, will be like none other before. But what does this mean for retailers? Simone Peinkofer, assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, discusses what holiday consumerism may look like for consumers and retailers alike.

How soon can the economy recover from the COVID-19 recession?

There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has put the United States into a recession, says an economist who is the associate dean of the College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), so now the question on everyone’s mind is when business will get back to normal.

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns?

Do grocery, restaurant, Instacart and Amazon workers deserve hazard pay amid COVID-19 concerns? Ask a compensation expert who also worked in eight fast food restaurants over a three-year period. Contact:  Jerry M. Newman, PhD SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus University…

Neighborhood Features and One’s Genetic Makeup Interact to Affect Cognitive Function

Few studies have examined how the neighborhood’s physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals by apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype – a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to determine if there are cognitive benefits of living in neighborhoods with greater access to social, walking and retail destinations. Results showed that the positive influence of neighborhood environments on cognition are strongest among those who are at the lowest risk for AD, specifically APOE ε2 carriers.

3 Keys to Navigating Digital Disruption: The Case of a Luxury Retailer

What does it take to transform? What if the challenges are huge: globalization, economic uncertainty, technological disruption, market innovations, changes in customer expectations, new competition — maybe all of the above? Here’s how luxury goods distributor and retailer The Chalhoub Group is responding to a changing world.

5 Big Questions About the Future of Retail

Traditional retail remains in a period of widespread transformation. Many suburban malls have shuttered, or limp along with few tenants. The rapid transformation even has its own doom-and-gloom shorthand: the Retail Apocalypse. Amid the turmoil, there is also transformation and growth. Darden Professor Vidya Mani says these are indeed dynamic times, and she recently spoke about how she sees the space and what may come next.