Shoppers are buying from resale retailers more than ever. Here’s why

Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Second-hand retail businesses find success with shoppers who focus on sustainability and hard-to-find items, while avoiding the supply chain stresses that traditional retailers feel. Big retailers like Walmart and Target have focused on keeping prices low, absorbing the rising costs in shipping, labor and materials for shoppers. Other retailers, … Read more

Here’s how Crocs avoided some of the pain of supply chain issues

Dina Roddick | Boston Globe | Getty Images A faltering global supply chain is hurting retailers, from shoe brands to supermarket chains, and jeopardizing their performance this holiday season. But Crooks says she created a crisis management handbook with a mitigating effect. On Thursday, the company’s financial third-quarter earnings and sales smashed Wall Street estimates, … Read more