Retail

Inside the Walmart-Google Partnership: Getting to Know Consumers on a Whole New Level

An insider's look into the most exciting new partnerships of the year<p>The recent alliance between Walmart and Google, between old and new commerce, is not really about voice assisted shopping lists, re-ordering ketchup on demand or having groceries ready for in-store pick up. The new partnership …

eCommerce

Alibaba organises fashion show featuring Victoria’s Secret, Pandora and Ralph Lauren to tap sophisticated Chinese consumers

Alibaba organised a fashion show "See Now, Buy Now" ahead of its annual 11.11 shopping festival to leverage its media and e-commerce platforms to …

Ralph Lauren

All you need to know about Black Friday - from the stores taking part to consumer rights

It has only been around three years but already Black Friday has become a firm fixture in our retail calendars.<p>Such is the success of the US import, …

eCommerce

Jet.com Launches Uniquely J to Target Millennials

Will bright packaging and irreverent copy lure younger shoppers? Jet.com thinks it will.<p>Jet.com, a division of <b>Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.</b> (NYSE:WMT), …

eCommerce

Inside Target's Holiday Playbook

Target Corp. (TGT) posted a 34% increase in digital comp sales during the holiday season last year, but the Minneapolis-based retailer is set on …

Investing

The Digital Storefront: Advertising’s Next Frontier

Window shopping: It’s a pastime enjoyed by many—shopping without the “intention” of making a purchase. And yet, it’s hard to walk by a store window, …

Business

Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep"

NEW YORK (AP) — Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving.<p>The retailer's holiday plans also include a new e-gift service, adding …

Business

ODG, Mastercard, and Qualcomm show off augmented reality shopping

Augmented reality may be a big part of the future of shopping. Mastercard, Osterhout Design Group, and Qualcomm have created a prototype retail experience that incorporates augmented reality glasses, iris authentication, and seamless mobile payments.<p>The exhibit is meant to inspire companies and …

Augmented Reality

Study Finds Social Media Videos and Images Increase Online Sales

New research shows how consumers use social media to find the products they want to buy.<p><b>Social media had become an extremely important part of the habits of many consumers. According one estimate, 44 percent of consumers use social media more than five times a day. This is an audience that business</b> …

Social Media Marketing

Tile Shop: An Overreaction Breeds A Prime Investment Opportunity

Markets have crushed Tile Shop to IPO levels following management's guidance cut on an unfavorable mix of products, which the company moved to …

Stocks

Global customer and channel management: What the best CPG companies do

To excel in customer and channel management, consumer-goods companies must emphasize different capabilities in different markets. Which ones matter …

eCommerce

JD.com, Tencent, and Wal-Mart Join Forces Against Alibaba

A new e-commerce triumvirate has emerged in China.<p><b>JD.com</b> (NASDAQ:JD), China's second largest business-to-consumer e-commerce marketplace after …

eCommerce

ANALYSIS: A messy outlook for local retailers

The Philippine retail industry has been identified as a priority in terms of opening up more local industries to foreign investors. More jobs to be …

eCommerce

Bay Area toy stores hold their own as retail industry shifts

Ask Mr. Mopps’ Toy Shop owner Devin McDonald what draws people into his store, and among the list of attributes is this: a sense of magic and what he …

Trends

Target gears up for holidays with free shipping and gifts under $15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp said on Monday it would start free shipping beginning in November and that most of its holiday assortment had been priced at under $15, as the retailer gets ready to take on Amazon.com and Wal-Mart in the most crucial shopping season of the year.<p>Target, which has …

eCommerce

No More Ready, Set; Just Go For Holiday Shopping

According to DigitalCommerce360, reported by Internet Retailer, retailers try to get an earlier jump on the holiday shopping season, says Matt …

eCommerce

Walmart Is Running Itself Like a Startup

Walmart Stores, Inc.'s ( WMT) stock has gone up nearly 25% this year. Even with such a grand surge, the 55-year-old retailer, of which grocery is a …

eCommerce

Is the New Kohl's Partnership With Amazon.com Suicidal?

Kohl's may seem crazy for letting Amazon into its stores -- but at this point, there really isn't much to lose.<p>Earlier this week, <b>Kohl's</b> (NYSE:KSS) …

Investing

Super Retail's Q1 profit growth in line with forecasts: CEO

Super Retail Group's auto accessories business has enjoyed a strong start to 2018 but growth in sporting goods and leisure has been subdued as …

Australian News

Physical stores key to combating Amazon

Super Retail Group CEO Paul Birtles has told Sky Business creating an improved customer experience is essential for retailers fighting to preserve …

Amazon

Data Feed for October 23, 2017

Local Ad Bump: New data from Borrell Associates estimates that local advertising in the US will see a 7.6% bump next year, an increase from the 0.4% …

Business

Attempts by retailers like Amazon and Walmart to win over the 'permanent underclass' reveal a dark truth about the death of the American middle class

• <b>Walmart and Amazon are starting to go after lower-income shoppers online.</b>• <b><br>Dollar stores' explosive success has proven that marketing to lower-income customers can produce results.</b>• <b><br>So far, e-commerce efforts by major retailers have mostly targeted wealthy customers, but the market is becoming</b> …

Business

Take a look at Apple’s first ‘Town Square,’ its most beautiful retail store yet

This weekend, Apple took the wraps off of its first “Town Square” retail store in Chicago.<p>The location marks Apple’s 497th retail store. The new space replaces the company’s flagship North Michigan Ave store which opened in 2003. TechCrunch took a tour with Apple’s senior VP of retail, Angela …

Angela Ahrendts

Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

Some customers already embracing the technology, but it won't appeal to everyone<p>When Laura Schnurr tried out scan and go at Walmart in Ancaster, …

eCommerce

3 Stocks That Could Put Alibaba's Returns to Shame

Alibaba's returns have been nothing but spectacular as of late, but Axon Enterprises, American Tower, and JD.com could beat it.<p>It's rather easy to …

Stocks

Retailers are forgetting one important thing as they scramble to compete with Amazon

• <b>Amazon has traditional retailers scrambling to innovate or die</b>• <b><br>Many chains are opting to give customers experiences, rather than just aisles of good</b>• <b><br>Stores are missing the omnichannel opportunity</b><p>Amazon.com is causing the retail industry to lose its dang mind. Retailers are so fearful of losing …

eCommerce

Turning Clothing Into Gear

GENERAL FAQs<p><b>Does Sitka Gear sell direct?</b><p>A. Sitka Gear does sell direct to individuals online within Canada and the USA.<p><b>Where can I buy Sitka Gear</b> …

eCommerce

Three Brands That Will Benefit From the World's Top Digital Commerce Opportunities

Thus far, connectivity and the technologies it enables has most impacted the consumer journey as opposed to the final payment transaction. About 35% of connected consumers globally use a computer to read reviews or compare prices on a weekly basis, with one-fourth using a computer to execute a …

Business

A Showdown Brews Between Amazon and Alibaba, Far From Home

SINGAPORE — From this concrete warehouse perched on the edge of a potentially vast new market for online shopping, the Alibaba Group of China hopes to beat Amazon one head of lettuce at a time.<p>Under the glare of fluorescent lights, green-vested workers carefully wrap fruit, cheese and other …

World News

Best Buy Successfully Turned Itself Around, but New Blue Is the Future

The company has survived a challenging retail environment that closed the doors of many of its brick-and-mortar peers. What lies ahead for the last …

Stocks