Trends

The Retail Apocalypse Is Fueled by No-Name Clothes

A few months ago, Amazon.com Inc. representatives met with fashion designer Jackie Wilson as part of the expansion of Amazon’s surging apparel …

Retail

This Monster $16 Billion Mall Deal Should Terrify Sears and Macy's

<b>LOL:</b> First story I read Tuesday wasn't about the dollar ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting, oil prices spiking to $65 a barrel or a key policy …

Tech Industry

The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Is Turning Out to be Good for Delivery Startups

When Amazon.com Inc. acquired Whole Foods as part of its attack on the supermarket industry, it looked like a crushing blow for grocery-delivery …

eCommerce

Entrepreneurs move in on a $21 billion plus-size fashion market

<b>It’s a $21 billion slice of the fashion market. It generates heated arguments about how clothes are designed and who they’re made for.</b><p>And small …

Plus Size

The notch is coming to a smartphone near you

The iPhone X’s notch is perhaps its most derided feature. Yet there’s no denying that the notch makes the iPhone X look unlike any other smartphone currently on sale. And there’s no denying that, when Apple does something, Android competitors pay attention.<p>Apple’s influence over the industry, as …

Phones

The next generation of Walmart's giant pickup towers could be coming to a Zara store near you

• <b>Zara is testing the next generation of Walmart's pickup towers.</b>• <b><br>Inditex, the company that owns Zara, is in talks to potentially roll out the technology to more stores.</b>• <b><br>The company behind the machines says they could soon pop up in grocery stores as well.</b><p>Walmart's giant pickup towers for online orders …

Business

Westfield shares soar after Unibail-Rodamco takeover

Shares in Australian shopping centre giant Westfield soared Wednesday after French property firm Unibail-Rodamco agreed to buy the group, with …

Inditex selling Zara stores in Spain as online purchasing takes off

12 December 2017 - 12:14 Sharon Smyth and Rodrigo Orihuela<p>Zara store entrance. Picture: ROBERTO MACHADO/GETTY IMAGES

Business (South Africa)

Year after year, Indian e-commerce companies have perfected the art of wooing shoppers

If you really want to see retail in its purest form, observe any parent trying to introduce their children to reading. There is so much innovation involved in trying to sell the book to the child. Whether it’s in the animated storytelling or the visual aids, parents constantly iterate their methods …

eCommerce

FT Opening Quote – Dixons Carphone profits fall 60%

Customers are used to be being put on hold by retailers. Retailers are less used to being put on hold by customers, <i>writes Matthew Vincent</i>. But that …

Irish start-up helps local shops compete with online giants

LONDON (Reuters) - Pointy, a Dublin-based firm with Silicon Valley backers, is solving the problem of how to make it easier for people to find products they want close to home, as shopping online gets easier but locating what you want locally remains elusive.<p>"Someone could just walk down the street …

WordPress

Dixons Carphone to ‘simplify’ challenging mobile phone business

December 13, 2017<p>Dixons Carphone says it will simplify its mobile business to help cope with an increasingly challenging market.<p>In its results for …

Telecoms

Unibail Who? The French Mall Owner Is Buying Westfield For $15.7 Billion

One of the world's best-known mall operators just agreed to be bought by one of its least-known.<p>Westfield Corp. -- the Australian operator of glitzy shopping centers stretching up and down California and across the country to Florida and New York -- said Tuesday it agreed to a $15.7 billion …

Macy's Q&A: Value Stock Analysis

Macy’s is building an off-price business with Backstage, currently with 45 locations, including 38 inside of existing Macy’s stores and seven …

Business

Amazon in Australia feels like a slow disrupter so far

I admit it's my fault. I should not have left my Christmas shopping so late and found myself without the time or the patience to brave the shops in …

J.C. Penney

European Unibail To Buy Westfield For $25B And Create World's Largest Mall Owner

Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy Westfield for $24.7B including debt in a deal that creates the largest owner of shopping centers in the world, with a portfolio valued at $72B.<p>Unibail, which is listed in Amsterdam and Paris, announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Sydney-listed Westfield in …

Business

Material World: Wal-Mart Turns to Virtual Reality for the Future of Shopping

Every other week, hosts Lindsey Rupp and Jenny Kaplan guide you through the consumer universe, breaking down what's going on with all the things …

Business

Have We Reached Peak Logo?

Fuelled by social media, the branded T-shirt has achieved sellout status this season. But the market is now so saturated, the logo is at risk of …

Fashion

After the 'Retail Apocalypse' of 2017, What's Next?

These five forces are changing the face of retail.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>These five forces are changing the face of retail.<p>0<p>SHARES<p><i>As</i> …

Fashion

Why Instacart May Be Wal-Mart and Amazon's Biggest Rival

The delivery service has made some powerful friends.<p>If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then Instacart may soon have a whole lot of friends.<p>To be …

Stocks

The last date you can order Christmas food from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Waitrose

The Christmas food shop is the best one of the year. You can finally fully indulge yourself in just about anything you want without feeling …

Christmas

German grocer Lidl’s US growth spurt is losing steam

Lidl is losing its appetite for big stores.<p>The fast-growing German discount grocer has recently switched gears and will now include in its expansion …

Business

A US grocery chain is challenging Amazon in advertising

When Amazon entered the grocery business with the acquisition of Whole Foods this year, it was thought to be a supermarket killer. The grocery business was already facing competition from general retailers like Walmart that operate on larger scales and offer lower prices, and invading European …

Kroger

New Stand, the Boutique Convenience Store Popping Up Across the U.S., Wants to Improve Your Day

As a self-described half-store/half-blog, New Stand is trying to improve how you travel one purchase or article at a time.<p>After launching two years …

Digital Marketing

The Fresh Market names Wegmans vet as new marketing lead

Mary Kellmanson, who recently worked as chief marketing officer for Skeeter Snacks, will oversee the specialty grocer's marketing and brand strategy, …

Aldi on heels of the Big Four in great Christmas groceries race

Tesco, Sainsbury's and Aldi are leading the pack as the grocers tussle for spend as they enter the key Christmas trading period, it emerged on …

Mark Carney

Why this luxury apparel retailer wants to be the Spotify of fashion

Online fashion retailer Farfetch has been attracting attention this year.<p>Quotes in the article<p>Apple IncAAPL▲172.67+3.30+1.95%<p>In August, founder Jose …

Amazing

Australia's king of retail malls, Frank Lowy, sells Westfield shopping centres

The Lowy family has made its fortune through Westfield shopping centres. It’s now selling it out for $32.7 billion and French property giant …

Charming Charlie closing 10 stores in Texas as part of its bankruptcy

Houston-based Charming Charlie has filed for Chapter 11 and will be closing 25 percent of its stores right after Christmas.<p>The 374-store retailer of …

Texas

Lowy's Westfield, Murdoch's Fox sales driven by tech

Australia's two most successful self-made international entrepreneurs are retreating from the global business market as the economy undergoes rapid …

Walt Disney Company