• What This Holiday Season Means for The Gig Economy

    What This Holiday Season Means for The Gig Economy

    The Holiday Season has traditionally been good to the gig economy. It’s when retailers staff up and hire extra workers. From warehouse workers to delivery drivers to retail teams, temporary staffers have always been in need during the late months of the calendar year. But that was before the economic uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. How will consumer behavior change this year? What will social distancing and lockdowns do to Black Friday and the rest of the season?

  • Hired (and Hired, and Hired): What Makes a Successful Freelance Merchandiser

    Hired (and Hired, and Hired): What Makes a Successful Freelance Merchandiser

    The Internet, and mobile technology in particular is driving a once-in-a-generation rethink of the very concept of work.

  • #Displayfail: Massive In-Store Display Mistakes

    #Displayfail: Massive In-Store Display Mistakes

    If there’s one skill you need in order to be an effective merchandiser, it’s attention to detail. Take for example, the classic in-store display. On the surface, they seem simple enough to manage. But far too often, we see massive in-store display mistakes, or to use the 2020 lingo, a #displayfail.

  • Retailers are Staffing Up! Are You Prepared?

    Retailers are Staffing Up! Are You Prepared?

    The nature of the “gig economy” means millions of workers have the flexibility to branch out and work in new areas they normally would not have access to. You’ll find a perfect example right here!

  • THE RETAIL RESPONSE: THE REALITIES OF MERCHANDISING DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

    THE RETAIL RESPONSE: THE REALITIES OF MERCHANDISING DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

    COVID-19 is unquestioningly having a massive impact on the world, none more so than on retail merchandising. While demand for necessities like food, water, and other household products has remained elevated for a number of weeks. Not surprisingly demand for some products—such as luxury goods—has contracted. Perhaps the greatest challenge retailers are facing are supply

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