Fifteen to 20 percent of all transactions are intended to be gifts for someone else. But despite its popularity in the retail world, gifting has long been a tough go for givers, receivers, and retailers alike. Gift givers are burdened with a mountain of barriers on their quest to give the perfect gift — from […]

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As one-day and even same-day shipping becomes the norm for online shoppers, retailers are hard-pressed to keep up. Whether consumers are shopping for themselves or for others, a situation in which last-minute purchases are common, the reality of those shifting expectations presents significant logistical issues. And an overhaul of a retailer’s end-to-end supply chain with […]

What Mother’s Day gift-buying data can tell retailers preparing for Father’s Day. It’s that time of year again, when we officially honor our parents, caregivers and friends and show them our appreciation and affection. We told Mom how special she is last month by giving her gifts on Mother’s Day, but Father’s Day is right […]

American Giant Apparel Harnesses The Power Of “Right-Now” Giving [Originally published in STORES Magazine for the October/November 2017 Edition] by D. Gail Fleenor As retail continues its internet-influenced change and customer demand for “right now” service increases, a new area is open for business. There is now no reason to send a shirt that is […]