The Rise in Contactless Payments During COVID-19

Executive Summary • The COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the already growing adoption trajectory for contactless payments. • Contactless payments are safer, faster, and carry less risk than cash payments – in line with for today’s retail....

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COVID-19, Unemployment, & Retail Risk

Executive Summary COVID-19 case counts are climbing in the US. Millions of people in the United States are, or were recently, under some form of stay home order. This has led to a dramatic rise in unemployment. Historically, the data science team at....

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Influence of Social Media on Retail Sales of Essential Items During the 2020 Pandemic

Executive Summary Retail supply chain analysts may want to consider Twitter traffic by geography to be one more signal to improve their demand-based decisions when distributing goods from distribution centers to stores.

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