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Designer brands are joining the direct-to-consumer fray

Direct-to-consumer brands are now popping up within designer brands.<p>Brands like Milly, Comme des Garcons and Theory are designing in-house offshoots …

Sainsbury's revamps Nectar scheme which it's trialling on Isle of Wight

Sainsbury's has revamped its popular Nectar card scheme and is trialling it in the Isle of Wight from today in a move which it says better rewards …

Will UK Consumers Buy into Cashier-Free Shopping?

Studies have found UK consumers lukewarm about cashier-free, in-store shopping. Nonetheless, Barclaycard and Amazon are reportedly working on plans …

Why The 'Amazon Effect' Is So Huge In The USA, And Not In Other Countries

On the day after Memorial Day Amazon stock hit $1,000/share — a new record high. Amazon is up about 40% the last year. It’s market capitalization doubles Wal-mart. And the vast majority of investment analysts expect Amazon to rise further.<p>Amazon competes in dozens of international markets, as do …

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Walmart testing store employee delivery of US online orders

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store …

Retailers: Brace for a New Wave of Generational Disruption | eMarketer Retail

Retailers, still struggling to adjust to millennial shopping preferences, face a new wave of disruption from the youngest millennials, with Gen Z in …

For retail, the revolution is televised

For retail, the revolution is being televised, as it’s increasingly being delivered online through computer and phone video screens.The growth of …

The Four Trends That Should Drive Retail Strategy in 2017

Retail sales in 2016 were projected to reach $22 trillion globally, buoyed by events such as Alibaba's $18 billion Singles Day and the 11 US …

Think Tank: Using Data-Driven Technology to Meet Consumer Demand for ‘Buy Now’

Navin Sharma, vice president of data management and analytics software at Pitney Bowes, explains.<p>Turn on any entertainment news channel, or open any …

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Using Artificial Intelligence Both In Apps And In The Aisles

If the basics of retail are elementary, then it should be no surprise that a technology named Watson is leading what may be one of the biggest trends …

Click for candy: How online retailers boost impulse buys

<b>By Candice Choi,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i><p>Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are …