Category: Retail News

Apple launches global in-store education program

Apple has nearly 500 stores around the world. Now those retail spaces will double as education centers. On Tuesday, the company unveiled “Today at Apple,” a new in-store program of educational sessions that will run the gamut from beginner to pro-level. Apple has piloted some similar programs, but only on a limited basis. This will…

Robots could absolutely devastate the retail market

Robots are coming for retail jobs.  In-store automation threatens to kill four in 10 positions in the retail sector throughout the next decade, according to a new study. That could add up to 7.5 million lost jobs—proportionally a much bigger hit than even manufacturing took when automation devastated its labor market, according to Cornerstone Capital…

Donald Trump has not been good for the U.S. tourism industry

U.S. tourism is hurting.  International tourists have been more likely to choose non-U.S. destinations, according to new data published by Foursquare.  U.S. share of international tourism started to decline shortly before the presidential election, with that fall accelerating into early 2017.  “Our findings reveal that America’s ‘market share’ in international tourism started to decline in…

If you shop at Target, we've got bad news for you

How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That’s the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon’s blockbuster $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content to just dominate ecommerce—it’s coming for your real-world stores too.  Walmart is attacking from…