Labor Shortages in Retail and Creative Solutions

As labor shortages continue to sweep industries across the country, many are wondering which direction to take as consumer demand increases. The upcoming holiday season will only intensify the impacts of this shortage in retail, adding more pressure on brands and retailers. How will companies thrive and stand out from the rest during peak shopping season, while recruiting top-tier talent …

Tuition Programs Upping the Ante in Retail’s Competitive Job Market

Joining the likes of its fellow heavy hitters in retail, Amazon recently announced a new initiative to pay the full cost of college tuition for 750,000 hourly employees based in the U.S. Additionally, Amazon is introducing new education programs that provide employees an opportunity to learn new skills in data center maintenance and technology, IT, user experience, and research design. …

A Case for Uncommon Partnerships

With a continued number of businesses having to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise, it is a sigh of relief to see companies coming together for a common goal of success. The announcement of Toys “R” Us finding a new home in 400 Macy’s locations has all eyes focused on what this partnership can do for both companies. …

Following the DoorDash Example

At the end of last year, our partners at BHDP introduced us to a new type of shopper: the Omni-Choice Customer. Now, after nearly two years of fast-evolving consumer habits, behaviors and preferences based on the impacts of the pandemic, BHDP forecasts that specialty and grocery retailers will need to find ways to “seamlessly marry online with in-store messaging and …

What to look for and how to protect your business

It’s difficult to summarize all the cyber security trends that can wreak havoc on the retail and service industry. It’s even more challenging when addressing all the attacks we’ve had on the retail industry since the start of 2020. Under constant threat of cyber-attacks, it’s crucial to any business that they know their areas of weakness and how to mitigate …

Tortoise Delivery Cart: Judges’ Pick, and Albertsons’, too

The same week industry judges named Tortoise, the electric delivery cart, the winner of the first episode of the 2021 Startup Mic-Drop series, Albertsons released the news that they were partnering with Tortoise and releasing the delivery cart service to their customers in Northern California. Tortoise co-founder, Dmitry Shevelenko, pitched the cart as a cost-effective way to deliver groceries, parcels, …

Join us for a New Chapter

We’ve been a bit quiet here recently as we prioritized working closely with our members navigating the effects that COVID-19 has had on our industry. Now we happy to report that we’re back, and with a new vision. Our values as an association rest in doing good– for our members, their customers, our staff, and anyone engaging in the retail …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s Statement on the Boulder Tragedy

We are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, March 22, 2021. GMDC|Retail Tomorrow stands in solidarity with all who have been affected and extends our thoughts, prayers and support to the victims and their families, our long-standing member and partner Kroger, the grocery store employees and first responders.  

Retail Playbook 4: COVID-19 Forces a Fundamental Recalibration

Online shirt sales are sky-rocketing and pant sales continue to plummet as people realize that what they wear on ZOOM only matters above the table. This new reality is a signal of how consumers are torn between two worlds. Shoppers’ values have completely changed as a result of the pandemic and forced the retail industry and its brands to put …