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E-commerce Is Changing the Definition of Retail Employment
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogThe retail landscape is in the midst of a mind-boggling – and fast-moving – evolution.  In a short amount of time, Americans have radically changed how they shop for things, utilizing multiple channels of shopping to meet their needs.  80% of Americans are now shopping online, and they utilize e-commerce for a wide range of...

Is Artificial Intelligence the Key to Retail Survival?
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn light of the sea change in the current retail landscape, which was punctuated by the recent acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon, retailers today are forced to ask themselves: How will we combat disruption in our industry by giants like Amazon and its few peers? To what extent should we migrate to mobile shopping...

Happy 4th of July!
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogDuring this week, we pause to proudly celebrate freedom across the United States. Our blogging team will resume providing timely information about issues that may be facing the retail industry next week. Thank you for subscribing to our retail blog.  Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Warm Wishes, The Retail Law Advisor editorial...

Retailers Grow Successfully by Introducing New Brands
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogAs fashion retailers across the country jostle for market share in an ever-changing and ever-competitive marketplace, some retailers are trying to improve their bottom lines not by adjusting or expanding their offerings in each store but by opening differently branded stores separate from their flagship brands. Many retailers, especially those in the fashion world, have...

Amazon & Wal-Mart: Pinky and The Brain of Retail
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn the opening montage of the American animated series, Pinky and The Brain, Pinky asks his best friend, The Brain: “What do you want to do tonight?” To which The Brain replies: “The same thing we do every night; try to take over the world!” Doug McMillon (CEO of Wal-Mart) and Jeff Bezos (CEO of...

Forging a Legal Firewall: Recent Decisions May Shield Retailers from ADA-Based Website Inaccessibility Claims
Practice: Litigation, Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn a post published earlier this year, we commented on a surge of lawsuits being filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination in the full and free enjoyment of public accommodations on the basis of disability. Where websites and mobile applications serve as extensions...

Boutique Retail Hotels: Introducing The New Meaning Of “In Room” Shopping
Practice: Hospitality & Recreation, Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogIn this ever changing world, retailers are continuing to invent new ways to highlight their products, provide customers with an interactive experience and to stay competitive. We have previously discussed strategies used by brick and mortar stores to compete with their online counterparts, but retailers know that they need to think even further outside of...

Class Action Lawsuits on the Rise under New Jersey’s Consumer Protection Laws – Which Retailers Will Be Targeted Next?
Practice: Litigation, Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogDoes your retail business conduct sales online? For most retailers today, the answer is likely yes. This means that the recent surge of class action lawsuits against merchants arising out of a consumer protection law in New Jersey called the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) merits your attention. This statute is still relatively...

ICSC RECon 2017  – ICSC RECon Continues to Draw the Crowds
Practice: Real Estate, Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogICSC RECon 2017 was held last week from May 21-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year, the conference lived up to its billing as the “World’s Largest Retail Real Estate Convention” with an estimated crowd of 37,000.  This represents about a 2.7% increase over last year and continues the trend of growing attendance...

Getting Past the Last Mile: Delivery Challenges For E-Commerce Businesses
Practice: Retail, Restaurant & Consumer
BlogE-commerce businesses have changed the relationship between consumers and retailers through the advent of expedited and low-cost home delivery services. Now, many consumers anticipate both free shipping with their purchase, and to receive their items in a short one to two day window. While there is significant growth in the online shopping market, high shipping...
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