Consumers Rediscover the Joy of Brick and Mortar Shopping

Source:  Globe Street Writer: Kelsie Maree Borland Retailers are struggling to keep up with intense demand as consumers return to in-store shopping. Once again, brick-and-mortar retail has risen from the ashes. Many predicted that it wouldn’t happen. They thought the pandemic had upended in-person shopping and consumers would permanently favor buying goods online. In the…

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MEMBER PROFILE: ‘TUSCALOOSA HAS BEEN GOOD TO US,’ SAYS ALEX GATEWOOD, OWNER AND FOUNDER OF THE LOCKER ROOM

Source:   Alabama Retailer / November Member Spotlight Writer:   Nancy Dennis November 4, 2021 Alex Gatewood initially came to Tuscaloosa to go to graduate school at The University of Alabama. Instead, he put his marketing and retailing undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University to work immediately. He entered a management training program for Pizitz, one of…

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Survey: Second-hand retail sales will reach $77 billion by 2025

Dan Berthiaume    Senior Editor, Technology   The resale market is expected to double in the next five years. According to the ninth annual “2021 Resale Report” from online resale platform ThredUp Inc. and retail analytics firm GlobalData, secondhand apparel, shoes, and accessories is now a $36 billion market, projected to double in the next five…

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Bets on Experential Retail

Source:  Chain Store Age Writer:  Marianne Wilson Dick’s Sporting Goods is running fast these days. The nation’s largest sporting goods retailer has had a busy few months, adding soccer shops to namesake locations, remodeling Golf Galaxy stores and opening clearance stores. But its most talked-about initiative has been the debut of an experiential retail concept…

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5 Signs that Retail Is Going to Be OK

SOURCE: Retail Dive  Staff Writer: Daphne Howland  Last year was a challenge like no other for the retail industry. COVID-19 upended people’s existence worldwide, threatening human life and undermining the global economy. Job and wage losses took a toll. Even those able to stay healthy and financially secure have faced disruptions to daily life, upsetting work,…

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