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Macy’s restructure plans bring news of possible off-price chain

The growing popularity of off-price stores such as TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack seems to have enticed another major retailer to join the game: Macy’s. Last Tuesday, the department store giant announced that it was looking into creating a chain to compete with these outlets. “Macy’s has, for many years, had a reputation as a … Continue reading Macy’s restructure plans bring news of possible off-price chain

Will couponing continue to be a mainstay of retailing?

While our lifestyles have substantially changed over the past few decades, one of the traits of American retailing seems to have stayed — coupon shopping. While the use of coupons have transitioned from cutouts in newspapers to scanning on our phones, bargain hunting seems to remain a priority for many Americans. Zel Bianco, President and … Continue reading Will couponing continue to be a mainstay of retailing?

Will store pick-up alter the course of home delivery?

United Parcel Services announced its launch of UPS Access Point, a service allowing customers to pick up their packages virtually anywhere, from convenience stores, pharmacies to even dry cleaners. The service is expected to be greatly beneficial for its current as well as potential customers as it eliminates the problem of consumers missing their package … Continue reading Will store pick-up alter the course of home delivery?