Direct feeds from OTR editors expressing views on key issues and events in their industries, within and beyond the firm’s core coverage. Snapshots feature industry insights, source commentary and general observations.


March 06, 2020 | Consumer Retail

Three of six restaurant industry consultants said growth in ghost kitchens -- facilities dedicated exclusively to off-premise orders -- is likely to continue through 2020 as restaurant companies look for ways to increase transactions, mitigate rising

March 04, 2020 | Consumer Retail

Retailers and one Chinese supplier interviewed for OTR Global's athletic reports as well as five U.S.

February 27, 2020 | Consumer Retail
Four of five suppliers selling into Dollar General Corp.
February 18, 2020 | Consumer Retail

“Our factory started up on Monday, but we only have about 30% of our 800 workers back at the factory. The rest are all stranded in the provinces they visited due to travel bans in effect within China.

January 09, 2020 | Consumer Retail

Nike Inc. continues to refine distribution and has issued new global shipping rules for wholesale accounts.

September 18, 2019 | Consumer Retail

In recent conversations with OTR Global, four restaurant industry sources believe that the introduction and marketing of new menu items featuring plant-based meat substitutes likely helped overall traffic and sales at those restaurants during 3Q19.

September 11, 2019 | Consumer Retail

Three executives at artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology firms serving the restaurant industry said the growth of A.I.-based strategies in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant sectors will accelerate through 2019 and into 2020, driven by

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