COVID-19 is putting immense pressure up and down stores organizations across the globe. With every decision, every action, and every reaction needed to be performed quickly and with no margin of error, store teams are feeling a level of intensity akin to peak holiday season. The right tools, and ways of work, can go a long way in easing the pressure.
Store Operations Leaders Share Thoughts on Reopening, Rehiring, New Specialist Roles, and the Future of Stores
During our May Store Operations Leaders Virtual Coffee Hour, the conversation centered on strategies around reopening, rehiring, fitting rooms, and returns. The group also touched upon results from APAC, in addition to the role of the store moving forward (hint: they’ll still matter).
Recently, numerous Store Operations leaders joined us for our Preparing Stores for a New Retail Landscape: Questions to Answer in Your Post-COVID-19 Planning Process webinar. Get highlights on their key questions around re-opening strategies.
Boston Bootcamps, an online platform that provides tech professionals with the latest information on skill development courses and start-up news, named Blueday one of Boston’s 2020 Startups to Watch. You can read the profile for Blueday and the other winners on their website.
The Finance department rarely gets the credit it deserves for guiding the success of retail organizations. Keeping tabs on line items throughout the company can be a thankless job. But money talks, and Finance adds the smarts to retail resource allocation.
The role of stores is undergoing a dramatic shift. With millions of SKUs and endless product information available in the palm of shoppers' hands, they no longer need to visit stores to find the items they're looking to buy.
As technology transforms the world in which we live and work, there’s plenty of discussion about ramifications for the country’s workforce. I'm particularly interested in the future of the one in ten workers in the United States economy currently employed in retail.