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Thrifting as a Sustainability Trend?

More and more, consumers are turning to thrifting—partly for the value, partly for the fun, and partly because they view it as being eco-friendly.

The trend is growing in both face-to-face stores as well as via online platforms like ThredUp.  One survey reported that over 50 percent of sellers are at least 42 years old. Yet the purchasers are most often younger generations.

One other interesting trend, however, is that affluent customers are increasingly among those looking to thrift, sometimes for luxury […]

The Line Project: City of the Future

Excavation work has begun for The Line, Saudi Arabia’s vision for the future of urban living.

The plan is to construct two parallel skyscrapers, 500 meters high, 200 meters wide, and 170 kilometers long on the northwest coast of the country.  The capacity is envisioned to be a future population of nine million residents.  This remarkable project is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, which launched in 2016.


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Retail Inventories at Record Levels

In June 2022, OM in the News blogged about excess retail inventories. Inventories are still at record levels, and stores are scrambling to clear out merchandise ahead of the holiday season.

Quite a difference from a year ago, when OM in the News posted about retailers chartering ships to get products in time for the holidays.

Needing to reset merchandise for the 2022 holiday season, stores and warehouses are scrambling to make space, getting rid of […]

Robots Help Fill Labor Shortage at Pharmacies

Robots are increasingly being used to fill prescriptions at Walgreens due to the nationwide shortage of pharmacists.

Walgreens is revamping its stores and redesigning pharmacists’ jobs to reflect current demand as well as constraints in the industry.


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This post is based on the PYMNTS article, Robots […]

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