Retail

X-Rated Watches Are One of the Industry's Most Expensive Niches

A leather fox mask and handcuffs adorn the walls of a small room behind the Ulysse Nardin stand at the Geneva watch fair. Step inside for a glimpse …

Watches

Why Tide Pods Are Even More Toxic than Regular Laundry Detergent

Public service announcement: Don’t eat Tide laundry pods.<p>One would think that goes without saying, but there’s been such an epidemic of teenagers …

Procter & Gamble

3 Stocks That Could Put Amazon's Returns to Shame

These three tickers could be better bets than Amazon for new investors right now.<p>Online retailer and cloud-computing pioneer <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) …

Stocks

One of America's Biggest Vitamin Sellers Has a Major Amazon Problem

Calling all new GNC (GNC) bulls: chill out, this is one company that's far from a healthy investment.<p>Shares of the beleaguered vitamin seller …

Stocks

5 Technologies Transforming Retail in 2018

From artificial intelligence to blockchain, five important innovations can help fashion businesses make their processes more efficient, enhance user …

eCommerce

Coca-Cola Wants to Be More Environmentally Friendly. Here's How

Earlier this month, Coca-Cola shook things up when it announced a dramatic new redesign for Diet Coke cans in addition to new Diet Coke flavors. The …

Recycling

Shoppers Drug Mart signs marijuana supply deal with Tilray Canada

Licensed marijuana producer Tilray Canada Ltd. has signed a deal to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart.<p>Subject to Health Canada's approval of Shoppers Drug Mart's application to dispense medical marijuana, Tilray will supply the retailer with Tilray branded medical cannabis …

Cannabis Industry

The PayPal setting that can save you serious cash - and how to switch it on

Thinking of using PayPal to buy something from an overseas retailer?<p>If you don’t have your wits about you, you could fall for one of the biggest …

Banking

In WeChat, sellers are experimenting with new models of ecommerce

In China, tech behemoths Tencent and Alibaba have carved up the industry according to their respective strengths: Tencent has claimed gaming and …

eCommerce

How Often Do Prime Members Buy From Amazon?

A new report shows that the online leader's best customers are hooked on the retailer.<p>While <b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares very little data about its …

Investing

Why Macy's Departing Chairman Thinks the Chain Has Turned a Corner

Macy’s (m) was among the many retailers to report sales gains for the holiday season, stoking renewed hope the retail industry is finally learning to …

Trends

Location-Based Analytics Could Boost Retail Sales

Is this the silver bullet against fierce eCommerce competition?

eCommerce

Nordstrom: Is It Getting Too Pricey?

Nordstrom has risen by 35% since hitting a bottom in early November.<p>Most of these gains are based on the expectation of retail rejuvenation due to …

Business

Starbucks tests a cashless store in Seattle

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Starbucks is running a single-location cashless pilot in a store located in the lobby of a Seattle-based office building, according to …

Business

UK retail sales slide in December, capping tough year for consumers

LONDON (Reuters) - British shop sales slid by much more than expected in December, capping off the weakest year for retail since 2013 as consumers squeezed by the Brexit hit to prices continued to keep a tight grip on spending.<p>Retail sales volumes dropped 1.5 percent from November, the Office for …

Economy

At NRF 2018 Retail's Big Show, Retail Technology Was Center Stage

Last week, the FGRT team attended and presented at NRF 2018 Retail’s Big Show in New York. In past years, retail technology seemed to feature more peripherally at the show, but there has been an industry shift, and technology took center stage at this year’s event. The exhibit halls were teeming …

Business

All Aboard, Google Express Predictions

The Google Express marketplace will become a major push for Google in 2018, as it attempts to compete with Amazon and connect its AdWords advertising …

eCommerce

U.S. online-shopping pitch would cut 300,000 Canadian jobs: study

The U.S. push for a major increase in duty-free limits for online shoppers would eliminate hundreds of thousands of Canadian jobs and shave more than $10-billion from Canadian government revenues, according to new research from Canadian retailers.<p>In negotiations on the North American free-trade …

Canada

Panera Wants the FDA to Clear up the Confusion over What Constitutes an Egg

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has detailed legal definitions for everything from milk and mayonnaise to macaroni and mozzarella. It’s got one …

Business

3 Companies Best Positioned to Compete Against Amazon

There's more than one way to beat Amazon at its own game.<p>We've been hearing a lot in the last few months about the retail apocalypse and how …

eCommerce

Retailers consider investing in online ‘Costco for millennials’

General Mills and Bed Bath & Beyond are weighing investments in Boxed.com, The Post has learned.<p>Big Apple-based Boxed, dubbed the online “Costco for …

eCommerce

This Startup Is Like Rent the Runway for Actual Diamonds

But what happens if you lose them?<p>Airbnb has changed the way we travel, Uber and Zipcar have changed the way we get around, and designer rental service Rent the Runway has changed the way we fill our closets. The latter is thriving, surpassing 8 million members in 2017, according to Adweek. It’s …

Tiffany & Co

Why see-now-buy-now makes sense for China’s luxury customers

The see-now-buy-now runway model has found a fitting audience — not in the U.S. or Europe, but in China.<p>NYFW: China Day, a new initiative formed in …

Advertising Industry

Overstock.com surges on report of Kroger eyeing deal

Overstock.com Inc. gained as much as 5.3 percent in early trading on speculation that Kroger Co. might acquire the firm

Detroit

Should You Add Shopify Stock to Your 2018 Shopping List?

Things have been turbulent of late, but the company looks to be on a path to profitability.<p>2017 was a wild year for online retail technology provider</b> …

Stocks

Hazel Soan's African Watercolors Streaming Video

<b>Shipping Options</b><br>For United States customers:<p>Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50<br>Estimated total shipping time (not including …

Art

UK retail sales sink 1.5 percent in holiday shopping month

Official figures show that retail sales in Britain sank in the holiday shopping month of December as higher prices squeeze consumers' spending …

Business

UK retail sales fall by more than expected in December as higher inflation hits consumer spending

Retail sales fell by more than expected in December, confirming a weak Christmas trading period for shops and showing that UK consumers are still …

Economy

U.K. Retailers See Black Friday Hangover as Sales Plunge 1.5%

U.K. retail sales fell the most in 18 months in December as stores experienced their customary post-Black Friday lull.<p>The volume of goods sold in …

Business

Retail crisis? What the numbers really tell us about the high street

Take Carpetright. Back in the summer of 2015, shares in the company were trading for £6 each. Carpetright was optimistic and apparently doing …

Economy