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Insider Retail: Logistics startups look to micro-warehouses and the vaccine rollout hits retail stores

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CVS list: diapers, hand sanitizer, COVID-19 vaccine.

Big "ICYMI" energy in the newsletter today. Look, we get it. There was some other big news this week. But Insider's retail team always has you covered when it comes to the biggest retail business stories.

This week's edition covers retailers, like CVS, Kroger, and Walgreens, rolling out vaccines. And we take a look at a startup that's turning vacant retail stores into micro-warehouses for e-commerce orders. 

If you haven't already subscribed to Insider Retail, click here to get me, Gloria Dawson, senior editor of retail, and our associate editor, Danni Santana, in your inbox every week.

How Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, and other retailers plan to leverage tech, convenience, and public trust to get the chaotic mass vaccine rollout back on track

Coronavirus vaccine
Pharmacies are finding themselves with leftover coronavirus vaccines, meaning some people can score a shot early with the right planning.

It's no secret that the vaccine rollout has been less-than-smooth. Could retailers help get things back on track? Well, they certainly hope so. It's not the craziest idea. As Alvin Tran, a social epidemiologist at the University of New Haven told our reporters, these brands lend name recognition, trust, and their own technology to the process. 

Drug stores also aren't the only retailers who want a piece of the vaccine story:

Logistics startup Fabric has raised $136 million to build shipping warehouses in unused real estate like retail stores and gyms

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Here's a trend for you all: Retail stores close as consumers flock to e-commerce during the pandemic. Logistics startups then use vacant retail space as micro-warehouses to fulfill e-commerce orders. Our Correspondent Madeline Stone wrote about Fabric, a big player in this particular retail life cycle story.

Fascinated by the micro-warehousing trend? You've come to the right newsletter.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Insider Retail: Logistics startups look to micro-warehouses and the vaccine rollout hits retail stores

CVS NYC
CVS list: diapers, hand sanitizer, COVID-19 vaccine.

Big "ICYMI" energy in the newsletter today. Look, we get it. There was some other big news this week. But Insider's retail team always has you covered when it comes to the biggest retail business stories.

This week's edition covers retailers, like CVS, Kroger, and Walgreens, rolling out vaccines. And we take a look at a startup that's turning vacant retail stores into micro-warehouses for e-commerce orders. 

If you haven't already subscribed to Insider Retail, click here to get me, Gloria Dawson, senior editor of retail, and our associate editor, Danni Santana, in your inbox every week.

How Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, and other retailers plan to leverage tech, convenience, and public trust to get the chaotic mass vaccine rollout back on track

Coronavirus vaccine
Pharmacies are finding themselves with leftover coronavirus vaccines, meaning some people can score a shot early with the right planning.

It's no secret that the vaccine rollout has been less-than-smooth. Could retailers help get things back on track? Well, they certainly hope so. It's not the craziest idea. As Alvin Tran, a social epidemiologist at the University of New Haven told our reporters, these brands lend name recognition, trust, and their own technology to the process. 

Drug stores also aren't the only retailers who want a piece of the vaccine story:

Logistics startup Fabric has raised $136 million to build shipping warehouses in unused real estate like retail stores and gyms

Fabric MFC

Here's a trend for you all: Retail stores close as consumers flock to e-commerce during the pandemic. Logistics startups then use vacant retail space as micro-warehouses to fulfill e-commerce orders. Our Correspondent Madeline Stone wrote about Fabric, a big player in this particular retail life cycle story.

Fascinated by the micro-warehousing trend? You've come to the right newsletter.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Insider Retail: Logistics startups look to micro-warehouses and the vaccine rollout hits retail stores

CVS NYC
CVS list: diapers, hand sanitizer, COVID-19 vaccine.

Big "ICYMI" energy in the newsletter today. Look, we get it. There was some other big news this week. But Insider's retail team always has you covered when it comes to the biggest retail business stories.

This week's edition covers retailers, like CVS, Kroger, and Walgreens, rolling out vaccines. And we take a look at a startup that's turning vacant retail stores into micro-warehouses for e-commerce orders. 

If you haven't already subscribed to Insider Retail, click here to get me, Gloria Dawson, senior editor of retail, and our associate editor, Danni Santana, in your inbox every week.

How Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, and other retailers plan to leverage tech, convenience, and public trust to get the chaotic mass vaccine rollout back on track

Coronavirus vaccine
Pharmacies are finding themselves with leftover coronavirus vaccines, meaning some people can score a shot early with the right planning.

It's no secret that the vaccine rollout has been less-than-smooth. Could retailers help get things back on track? Well, they certainly hope so. It's not the craziest idea. As Alvin Tran, a social epidemiologist at the University of New Haven told our reporters, these brands lend name recognition, trust, and their own technology to the process. 

Drug stores also aren't the only retailers who want a piece of the vaccine story:

Logistics startup Fabric has raised $136 million to build shipping warehouses in unused real estate like retail stores and gyms

Fabric MFC

Here's a trend for you all: Retail stores close as consumers flock to e-commerce during the pandemic. Logistics startups then use vacant retail space as micro-warehouses to fulfill e-commerce orders. Our Correspondent Madeline Stone wrote about Fabric, a big player in this particular retail life cycle story.

Fascinated by the micro-warehousing trend? You've come to the right newsletter.

Read the original article on Business Insider

Insider Retail: Infighting and egos at JCPenney and the CEO of Newell Brands – maker of Sharpie and Crock-Pot – reveals his 2021 growth strategy

Welcome to the year's first edition of Retail Insider. We've made a New Year's resolution to arrive earlier in your inbox in 2021, so that's why you're receiving this on Thursday. Now that this resolution has been publicly announced, we'll surely stick to it, right?

Is your resolution to subscribe to more newsletters? We can help. If you haven't already subscribed to this one, click here to get me, Gloria Dawson, senior editor of retail, and our associate editor, Danni Santana, in your inbox every week.

This week's edition covers the infighting and egos that almost destroyed JCPenney after the retailer filed for bankruptcy. And we've got an interview with Newell's CEO. Not familiar with Newell? Well, actually, you are. The company owns such brands as Crock-Pot, Mr. Coffee, Sharpie, and Rubbermaid. Behind these commonplace brands is a company that's seen an unusual amount of turmoil.

Inside JCPenney's messy 6-month bankruptcy saga that almost destroyed JCPenney's future. Plus an interview with the judge who presided over it all.  

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The remains of a JCPenney department store is seen at an abandoned shopping mall on August 20, 2019 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

When JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 15, the retailer's wild ride was just beginning. Our correspondent Madeline Stone offers a look at the roller-coaster hearings, tense negotiations, and claims of 'emotional distress' that put 60,000 jobs and the storied department store's future on the line.

Also in department store demise news this week: 

How activist board members and an uncomfortable company marriage set Newell up to fail, but the pandemic helped turn things around 

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The CEO spot at Newell Brands was an unenviable position in 2019, writes our senior reporter Alex Bitter. And not just because the company doesn't have a very recognizable name. The brands the company owns are varied and ubiquitous, like Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Yankee Candle, and Oster blenders. But the company's woes - mismatched mergers and ousted execs - are pretty ubiquitous, too. 

CEO Ravi Saligram was brought in to unify the company and his timing was rather perfect. Consumers flocked to the company's name-brand home goods during the pandemic. Now he's hoping to keep sales soaring while continuing to smooth things out with the board. 

Elsewhere in Retail:

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