‘The COVID pandemic has had a devastating impact on high street retail, with in-store footfall continuing on a downward spiral in markets all over the world, and retailers forced to accelerate their move into e-commerce.’ BARE shares an article by Alison Coleman for Forbes on bridging the gap between in-store CX and mass migration to online sales.
‘With an unprecedented amount of time spent in their domestic spaces, Americans also began shopping to redecorate them.’ BARE shares an article by Elizabeth Fazzare for Forbes with data on rising home and design shopping trends.
We’re getting closer to the end of the initial wave. But the end of what? Hopefully, the end of dire reports about the surge in COVID-19 cases dominating the headlines day-to-day. From a business perspective, however, this end is in fact the beginning of something new.
‘How much of consumers’ new online beauty shopping habits will stick when stores reopen? How should beauty retailers react?’ BARE shares an article by Richard Kestenbaum for Forbes with new trends and innovations in the beauty retail industry.
‘Customers who once wandered the aisles of stores now place orders online. Employees keep their distance from customers instead of greeting them personally.’ BARE shares an article by Blake Morgan for Forbes about how retailers are adapting with curbside pickup in order to serve customers and keep their businesses afloat.
‘As eCommerce’s share of overall retail sales shot past an estimated 25% (up from 17% in 2019), the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry has rushed to adapt to a rapidly changing business model. ‘ BARE shares an article by Kiri Masters for Forbes discussing the rise eCommerce among grocery shoppers.
For the past few weeks, we have all experienced a huge shift in shopping behaviors to digital adoption and online experiences. As retailers, restaurants, and other on-site businesses begin to reopen, there will be another shift in consumer behaviors… And it’s not going to be the same as before.