STORES Magazine - April 2018 - 14
DECREASE in "pantry-loading"
grocery shopping trips over
the last year as consumers
increase prepared food
purchases and online
HR leaders who say they've withheld a
job offer to an otherwise qualified tech
candidate because they lack soft skills such
as leadership and collaboration, according to
West Monroe Partners.
RETAILERS polled by TD Bank
who say their top concerns are
competition from ecommerce
giants, followed by foot traffic at
bricks-and-mortar stores (23%).
AMOUNT U.S. households will
spend annually buying groceries
online in four to six years,
predicts Nielsen in its Digitally
Engaged Food Shopper study.
AMOUNT retailers around the world will spend
annually on artificial intelligence technology by
2022, forecasts Juniper Research.
CONSUMERS surveyed by SOTI saying
they have a better in-store experience
when sales associates are equipped
TOTAL sales in convenience
stores anticipated this year, notes
Moody's Investors Service in its
Retail, Apparel and Restaurants
- U.S. 2018 Outlook.
STORES April 2018
ANNUAL retail spending
by 2023 in North
America, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa,
project IHL Group and Zebra
PERCENTAGE point drop
in active engagement
with loyalty programs,
with 58 percent
of members not
participating in the
programs for which they
signed up, according to
a McKinsey Quarterly