Lowe’s Mimicking Store Structure; Bezos is Gone at Amazon; Millennials Still Love to Shop Online

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 Our work suggests Lowe’s is working to rearrange its organizational structure to more closely match other big box retailers like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot. Contrary to in the past, online and brick & mortar merchants seem to be aligned on goals versus in competition against each other. These types…

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Boomers and Online Grocery; Amazon’s New Private Label Brand; Prime Members’ Flexible Fulfillment

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 Our generational consumer study shows COVID-19 drove online grocery adoption for all generations, but most notably for Boomers as 58% of these shoppers reported that they started to shop for groceries online sometime between March and December of 2020 (compared to 55% for Gen Z, 44% for Gen X, and…

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Ocean & Air Costs; B&M Amazon Stores; Online Retailor Survey

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 Our research indicates shippers should prepare for ocean and air freight costs to be 100% above pre-COVID levels through 2022 as strong demand (ocean) and capacity scarcity (air) persists. The most notable changes over the past 60 days is the stronger-than-expected demand outlooks (inventory orders) for online retailors and higher-than-expected…

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