Welcome to the July edition of Blueday’s Retail Round-up Newsletter. In this month’s edition you’ll see why the human touch still matters in retail, get a look inside day one of reopening for New York City’s luxury retailers, and get an inside look at May’s historic retail sales increases.

Also included are some of Blueday’s latest insights and resources including an invite to this month’s webinar Measuring Store Performance in Turbulent Times: Defining Your Key Metrics in 2020 and Beyond featuring Store Operations veteran Chris Richardson.

Human Touch Still Matters in Retail

RIS highlights how consumers still prefer the human element of retail, even with the convenience of ecommerce. Read here.

Day One of NYC Store Reopening

Reuters dives into day one of luxury retail store reopenings in New York City.  Read here.

May Retail Sales Numbers

May retail sales numbers provide a positive sign for non-grocery retailers.  Read here.

Latest from Blueday

July Webinar – Managing Store Performance in Turbulent Times: Defining Your Key Metrics for 2020 and Beyond

There is so much uncertainty in retail that traditional performance indicators don’t provide a true picture of store performance. Join us on July 29th and get Effective Retailer blog author Chris Richardson and Blueday’s CEO Graeme Grant’s insights on how to measure store performance in post-COVID-19 retail.  Register here.

On-demand Webinar: 3 Keys for Stores to Do More with Less

Listen as Blueday’s Heather Lemoine and Graeme Grant provide the specific actions Associates, Store Leaders, Field Leaders and HQ can take to drive efficiency, smarter decisions, and agility across the stores organization.  Watch now.

Blog: How the Right Store Performance Tools Can Help Stores Succeed During Holiday-Like Pressure

With every decision, every action, and every reaction needed to be performed quickly, and with no margin of error, stores are operating under holiday-like pressure. Learn how the right tools can help stores address this challenge. Read here.