eCommerce

Brick-and-mortar grocery stores are here to stay

The brick-and-mortar grocery store isn’t going away anytime soon.<p>Amazon’s recently announced $13.7 billion purchase of high-end grocer Whole Foods …

Business

Amazon's Is Trying to Control the Underlying Infrastructure of Our Economy

Companies that want to reach the market increasingly have no choice but to ride Amazon's rails.<p><i><br>Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and co-author of its recent report, Amazon's Stranglehold.</i><p>We often talk about Amazon as though it were a retailer. It's an …

Amazon

Amazon.com Just Crushed Department Store Stocks Again With Prime Wardrobe

Prime Wardrobe is Amazon's latest foray into the fashion market. Should department stores be worried?<p>The rapid growth of e-commerce has hit U.S. …

Business

Carrefour at a crossroads as new CEO faces same old problems

Alexandre Bompard must address French retailer’s persistent structural issues<p>The Parisian suburb of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois lays claim to being the …

Retail

In Towns Already Hit by Factory Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Dawn Nasewicz comes from a family of steelworkers, with jobs that once dominated the local economy. She found her niche in retail.<p>She manages a store, Ooh La La, that sells prom dresses and embroidered jeans at a local mall. But just as the jobs making automobile springs and rail …

Trends

Pepe Jeans Plans To Open 50 Stores In India In 2017

Global denim and casual wear brand Pepe Jeans will step up its presence in the country by opening 50 more stores this year and is also looking to …

India

You don’t need a Costco membership card with this genius hack

Love Costco, but can’t afford the membership? You’re in luck! You can get Costco grocery items through Instacart and totally get around paying the …

Money

Get Ready To Shop Benefit Cosmetics At An All-New Retailer

It never hurts to have more ways to buy your favorite brands. This cosmetics company is already sold in retailers such as Ulta and Sephora, but soon, …

Makeup

Merchandiser 1.5 eCommerce WordPress Theme for WooCommerce

Merchandiser 1.5 eCommerce WordPress Theme for WooCommerce<p>Download<p><b>Merchandiser 1.5 eCommerce WordPress Theme for WooCommerce</b><i><br>Merchandiser 1.5</i> …

WooCommerce

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods? Just Look at How It Crushed Walmart

To understand why Amazon bought Whole Foods, you need only look at how Bezos boxed out Walmart.

Retail

Moda Operandi, Amazon, Curalate Roll Out Social Shopping

The retailer has teamed with Amazon again.<p>Moda Operandi is embedding Amazon Pay’s technology even further into its e-commerce experience — this time …

Retail

How Amazon fights counterfeit goods

Back before the internet, counterfeit goods were found mostly on city street corners, at flea markets, or in other places where sketchy providers could set up shop. In general, you had a sense you might be buying a fake because it's hard to get a genuine Rolex watch for $20, and the company almost …

Amazon

Is Amazon About to Disrupt Procter & Gamble?

<b>Amazon.com</b>'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) recently announced acquisition of <b>Whole Foods Market</b> has other retail stocks running scared. Companies like <b>Wal-Mart</b> and <b>Target</b> <b>Corporation</b> dropped close to 5% the day of the announcement. On the other hand, <b>Proctor & Gamble</b> (NYSE: PG) shares were up just a bit on the …

Stocks

JD or Alibaba: Which Is a Bigger Threat to Amazon?

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is pushing further into the apparel market with the launch of Prime Wardrobe, but Chinese rivals JD.com (JD) and Alibaba Group …

Retail

Better Buy: Costco Wholesale vs. Wal-Mart

A look at two of the biggest retailers in the country reveals a similar set of challenges facing both.<p>For decades, <b>Costco Wholesale Corporation</b> …

Stocks

Stores, Stuck In Shame Spiral, Still Overlook In-Store Digital

While Amazon’s plan to snap up Whole Foods Market is just the latest proof that there’s plenty of power in brick-and-mortar stores, a new study from …

Retail

Kroger, Walmart have time to bid for Whole Foods, but is it worth it?

It’s been one week since Amazon’s (AMZN) bombshell $13.7-billion bid for Whole Foods Market (WFM) was made public. But with the deal yet to be signed and sealed, there’s still time for other competitors to ignite a bidding war for the struggling grocery chain…the question is: Will the effort be …

Fortune 500

How Amazon Is Changing the Way We Buy Clothes

Tracking the giant e-commerce company’s moves in the fashion world.<p>It’s no secret that Amazon wants to be the place you buy clothes. The e-commerce juggernaut has crept further and further into the fashion world over the past five years, starting in earnest with the launch of Amazon Fashion in 2012.<p>…

Amazon Echo

Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion

It has a Chinese deal, a Condé Nast tie-up and has lured the founder of its biggest rival, but can it really change the luxury market?<p>First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from …

Condé Nast

Store closings have tripled so far this year

Everything must go!<p>Stores are closing at alarming rate. The number so far this year is triple what it was in the same period last year, according to an analysis by Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail think tank.<p>There have been 5,300 store closing announcements through June 20, making it the …

Trends

Sears says it will close 20 more stores

More bad news for Sears Holdings: The beleaguered chain on Friday said it will shutter an additional 20 U.S. stores, amounting to more than 260 …

Philadelphia

Step-by-Step You Can Turn Your Ecommerce Side Hustle Into a Real Company

You'll need the right mix of data, people and planning to quickly scale your startup.<p>The nature of work is evolving. To make a living and build a successful career for yourself, you no longer need to work a traditional 9-to-5 job, commute to a physical office or wait patiently for someone to …

Entrepreneurship

To Survive Amazon, Supermarkets Need to Get to Know You - Bloomberg

Walk into a grocery store 10 years from now, and you’ll see more prepared meals, personalized recommendations and perhaps even an in-house restaurant.<p>…

Business

Sears to close more stores amid retail industry tumult

Struggling department-store retailer Sears on Friday said it will shutter another 20 stores – including 18 Sears stores and two Kmart locations – by mid-September, as it continues to respond to an industry-wide shift in consumer shopping habits that’s hitting traditional retailers particularly hard.<p>…

Business

Brick and Mortar Retail Is About to Get a Technology Makeover

In a week that saw over a thousand U.S. retail stores shuttered, many analysts are quick to lament the end of days for brick-and-mortar shopping. But …

Retail

BaggingThe Future: 7 Ways Grocery Will Change By 2020

The item supermarkets don’t yet sell by the pound is the one Americans crave most: convenience. In time, that will change.<p>The table is already set for it. When it comes to meeting a household’s grocery needs, we are facing a famine of sorts — not of food, but of capacity. From a lack of time to a …

Trends

America is over-malled, with not enough warehouses to support Amazon

America has too many malls.<p>It's a problem that has vexed Wall Street and is an even darker cloud hanging over investments known as real estate …

Retail

Retail's Last Hurrah Against Amazon

Online shopping is a $395 billion industry, but it's only about 8% of total retail sales in the U.S.<p>Amazon is the 800 pound gorilla in online …

Business

China's AliPay, UnionPay & WeChat Pay Join LATAM Fintech's Digital-Payments Platform Revolution

The fintech dLocal that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, has integrated AliPay, UnionPay and WeChat Pay – China’s three major digital payments providers – into its platform. The addition for Uruguay-based dLocal with a US presence is touted as enabling global merchants to …

FinTech

How Brick-And-Mortar Businesses Can Fight Online Stores

For owners of brick and mortar stores, keeping an online presence and up with technology will be a key component to success. Here are some options to …

Retail