Strong consumer demand is keeping cargo imports in double-digit growth figures over last year, according to the latest monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Shopify, a popular e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems, has debuted a new Online Store 2.0 that enables merchants to make a number of customizations and updates to their stores.
From adding plexiglass shields to decreasing hours and reducing staffing, the COVID-19 pandemic majorly changed how stores face consumers. And retailers also quickly changed how they operate behind the scenes to meet rapidly-changing shopper demands.
President Joe Biden announced he found middleground with a group of Senators to strike a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal, which could become law pending a White House requirement that it be delivered to the President simultaneously with funding for additional Democratic priorities.