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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Experts Believe a Retail Property Surge Is Coming Fueled by US Economy With ‘Strongest Growth in a Generation’

(Getty Images)SOURCE: Loopnet Reporter:  Linda Moss The latest forecast for the U.S. retail property market over the next few years is looking bullish, with the industry buoyed by a strong and fast-growing economy, pent-up consumer demand because of the pandemic, and the desire for shoppers to connect with a human. A panel of executives from…

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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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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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Monthly retail sales from the US Commerce Department

The department’s Census Bureau tracks estimates each month. Retail Dive provides the numbers for key segments, and their year-over-year progress, or decline.  [ December sales up 6.7% as shoppers ditch department stores. ] UPDATED: Jan. 19, 2021 REPORTING BY: Daphne Howland, Caroline Jansen DESIGN BY: Nami Sumida  Editor’s Note: Comparisons for individual segments are updated…

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Retail Was Remarkably Resilient In 2020, But Has Been Changed Forever

Source: Forbes / Jason Goldberg Sixty-six million years ago, a massive asteroid or comet, dubbed the Chicxulub impactor, struck the earth, causing world-wide climate disruption that resulted in the mass extinction of the majority of plant and animal species on Earth. Covid-19 had a similar impact on retail in 2020. Just as the Chicxulub impactor…

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