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Retail is on the rebound

Don't get discouraged by the ongoing closures of sporting goods stores and other retailers because according to one expert, retail is making a …

eCommerce

Spend warm summer days at a cool, clear Whistler mountain lake.

There’s a lot more to Whistler than postcard-worthy mountain vistas. This resort town has garnered a reputation as an ideal summer destination, and …

Hiking

5 Gorgeous Road Trips to Take in Europe This Fall

The American road trip may be iconic, but the winding, scenic roads of Europe are perfect for adventurous motorists, too.<p>Because Europe has such a …

European Travel

TOP 10 MOST EPIC HIKES IN UTAH

Utah is home to some surprisingly diverse landscapes: dense forests, stunning lakes, mystical deserts, and of course epic summits.<p>We’ve pulled …

Top 10

SKILLS: How to Rope Solo - with Pete Whittaker

Rope soloing is simply the ability to climb alone, yet still have the safety of being attached to a rope (rather than free-soloing). It involves …

Luxury Lifestyle

21 Must-See Waterfall Hikes in Arizona

The desert rat loves water but prefers to live, like his four-footed cousin the kangaroo rat, where water is rare as radium. The rarity makes it …

Hiking

The Most Beautiful Places Around the World

Oia, Santorini, Greece<p>All of the Greek islands are undeniably beautiful, but head to the hillside town of Oia for some of the best views of the …

National Parks

Watch the incredible death-defying descent of a daredevil wearing only a wingsuit as he jumps from the summit of Eiger mountain in Switzerland

This incredible video shows the epic moment that one daredevil decided to jump off the deadly Eiger mountain in Switzerland.<p>With nothing more than a …

Extreme Sports

Expert guide to Zermatt

Overview<p>Zermatt has snowsure slopes, several high altitude top stations (Matterhorn glacier paradise at 3,883m is the highest station accessible by cablecar in Europe), 360km of pistes facing all aspects (counting the linked resorts of Cervinia and Valtournenche in Italy), a slick lift system that …

Skiing

Top 35 US Ski Resorts With The Highest Average Snowfall

<b>It is difficult to nail down official ski resort snowfall averages. Not all ski resorts release official snowfall averages and more than one that due</b> …

Skiing

When the Austrian Army Saved the Winter Olympics

Innsbruck, Austria, known for its imperial architecture and picturesque setting in the Alps, was finalizing preparations to host the 1964 Winter …

Skiing

Take an epic ride through Swiss mountain bike heaven in Visp

The Romans didn't have mountain biking on their agenda when they built Visp, but if they had it's unlikely they'd have found a better location for …

Mountain Biking

The Facts And Myths Of The Retail Apocalypse That Isn't Approaching

Are brick and mortars failing because they can’t compete against online merchants, or is it that they can’t adapt to the needs of evolved shoppers? The long, loud boom of e-commerce continues to rattle brick and mortar sales, but it’s not likely to ultimately kill retail.<p>Consumers are still …

eCommerce

Amazon Has a New Rival in India, and It Isn’t Walmart

Jeff Bezos, meet Mukesh Ambani.<p>It’s time the Amazon.com Inc. boss took notice of his real rival in India, the only billion-strong consumer market open to Western tech firms. While Walmart Inc.’s acquisition this year of Flipkart Online Services Pvt., a homegrown e-tailer, might have given the …

eCommerce

Pay with your face: Alibaba plans to showcase innovative retail tech in new Singapore demo centre

SINGAPORE: China’s Alibaba is planning to set up a demonstration centre in Singapore to showcase its “new retail” technologies like paying for things …

Customers

Kroger begins tests of driverless grocery delivery in Arizona

Would you pay $5.95 for bread from an autonomous breadbox?<p>U.S. supermarket giant Kroger said it will start testing driverless grocery delivery on Thursday with technology partner Nuro at a single Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p>Kroger and rival Walmart each have teamed up with autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

Tiffany & Co. joins forces with Alibaba in China

American jeweler Tiffany & Co. will begin selling on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's "Luxury Pavilion" platform on its Tmall app.<p><b>The big picture:</b> …

eCommerce

JD.com Losses Surge Alongside Soaring Spending on Expansion

JD.com Inc. posted a blowout loss due to increased spending and said investments in technology and logistics could affect profit forecasts for the …

eCommerce

How to sell your Sport Shoes in China? - Marketing China

Sport Shoes : A fashion trend in China ?<p>As the disposable income of Chinese people continues to rise, Chinese consumers’ demand for a better quality …

eCommerce

From bedroom to virtual changing room: surviving the retail apocalypse through VR

It’s no secret that retail revenue is shifting from bricks to clicks. In the last few months alone, we’ve seen an array of store closures, with …

eCommerce

Sainsbury's offer FIVE times more Nectar points on school uniform purchases

While the words "back to school" fill most parents with dread around this time of year, shoppers who are planning to pick up items from Sainsbury's …

Sainsbury's

Nike's new, high-tech store takes a page out of Walmart's and Target's playbook

It's not exactly a drive-thru for Nike sneakers — but it isn't too far off, either.<p>Nike debuted a new type of store in July called Nike Live. The first of the stores landed in Los Angeles, on Melrose Avenue. Appropriately, the store is called Nike by Melrose.<p>The store has features that make it fit …

eCommerce

Retail sales rebound but sunshine fails to tempt shoppers to the high street

Shoppers bought record amounts from the internet last month, fuelling a rise in retail sales, in a positive indicator for the economy as a whole.<p>High street stores struggled by comparison, however, as even the sunny weather failed to tempt shoppers to put down their smartphones and computers to …

eCommerce

JCPenney's turnaround is under threat as analysts slam the retailer as 'increasingly tired and lacking in spirit'

There's a bit of a party going on in retail, and apparently, JCPenney wasn't invited.<p>On Thursday morning, JCPenney reported second-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street's expectations, sending shares tumbling by as much as 25% in premarket trading.<p>JCPenney reported a loss of $0.32 per …

J.C. Penney

Digitizing the retail store with IoT | Articles | Chief Innovation Officer

Customer expectations of the retail experience are growing quickly. According to the latest Capgemini IMRG e-Retail Sales Index online retail is …

eCommerce

How Nordstrom Defied the Retail Meltdown

While other players in the department-store retail space suffered big declines in their stock prices, Nordstrom gave its investors something to be …

House of Fraser cancels all online orders and offers to refund customers

Sports Direct bought the department store for £90 million last week.<p><b>House of Fraser is cancelling all online orders and refunding thousands of customers amid a warehouse dispute.</b><p>The department store's website has remained offline since Wednesday amid multiple complaints from customers, a lot of …

Customers

Threads raises $20M for its luxury goods ’boutique’ that exists only in messaging apps

When you think of e-commerce marketplaces, chances are that the first things that come to mind are storefronts built on websites and apps. But today an e-commerce startup that has never had either — and never plans to — has raised a fistful of cash to continue building out its shopping experience …

eCommerce

Walmart’s Giant Pickup Towers Let Customers Retrieve Online Orders

<i>Walmart is installing giant Pickup Towers in stores across the country so customers can pick up their online orders in seconds.</i><p>Walmart is feeling the …

eCommerce

'Retail Apocalypse': 12 Key Takeaways For Marketers

According to a report by The Atlantic, hundreds of shops and malls are closing their doors, while several massive retail chains have already gone bankrupt, as e-commerce sites take over the consumer shopping industry. With brick-and-mortar locations becoming a thing of the past, it makes sense that …

eCommerce