23 September 2020
Do you confuse your CPGs with your UPCs? Having trouble understanding the difference between a display and an endcap? And what exactly does a sidekick do, anyway?
01 September 2020
As we transition from summer to autumn, there still remain more questions than answers for independent contractors whose livelihood depends on the gig economy. With many schools planning on starting the new school year still in remote mode—or only open for a few hours each week—how will parents who depend on the gig economy be able to work? How will a continuing COVID crisis affect the earlier projections of substantial economic growth in 2020? What can we expect for the last 4 months of 2020…and beyond? And the biggest question of all: how do independent contractors prepare for another season of unprecedented uncertainty?
18 August 2020
The 2020 Holiday Season is going to be a challenge for everyone—retailers, consumers, and perhaps most of all, retail workers. Holiday gig economy retail jobs—while usually plentiful in past seasons—are not expected to have as many openings this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak and resulting lockdowns.
03 August 2020
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?
16 July 2020
The Internet, and mobile technology in particular is driving a once-in-a-generation rethink of the very concept of work.
01 July 2020
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.
03 June 2020
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!
01 May 2020
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
01 May 2020