Walmart

Wal-Mart e-commerce investment arm names new retail startup CEO

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (N:WMT), the world's no.1 retailer, said its recently launched startup investment arm, Store No 8, has hired Jenny …

Startups

Threats To Amazon From Wal-Mart, Kroger And Costco

AMZN has begun to develop store-based concepts.<p>The case is made in this article that AMZN correctly realizes it needs a success in this field to …

Fortune 500

Retail Dominance: The Walmart Story

Walmart is looking to cut back on physical construction as they move into online retail.<p>Walmart has low multiples.<p>Walmart has a historically high …

Stocks

General Store Vs. Niche Store – Ecommerce Data Comparison

People often ask the question about whether to go with a general e-commerce store or start with a niche store…<p>We here at MB3 have multiple stores… …

eCommerce

Goldman Upgrades Amazon and Other Reasons to Buy Retail ETFs

<b>Goldman Sachs</b> (GS) raised its price target on <b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) by $100 to $1,100 in a report published Monday morning. <b>Goldman</b> analyst <b>Heath Terry</b> …

Stocks

Executives Tackle What’s in Store at Global Retailing Conference

Terry Lundgren, Chris Baldwin, Matt Shay, Mindy Grossman and Greg Sandfort<p>Terry Lundgren, Chris Baldwin, Matt Shay, Mindy Grossman and Greg …

Markets

Rent the Runway Co-Founder Joins Walmart Incubator, Marie Claire Mexico Is #TiedTogether and More...

In today's News Bites, Ireland Baldwin wears a white bandana on the cover of Marie Claire Mexico & Latinoamérica, and Elizabeth Saltzman collaborates with Rocket Dog.<p><i>Welcome to News Bites, BoF's regular feature of the stories that get the industry talking.</i><p><b>Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss</b> …

Fashion

Three Hard Lessons the Internet Is Teaching Traditional Stores

With brick and mortar stores shuttering at a record pace, retail in the U.S. feels like it's at a tipping point. Many of the stores that once filled the malls of America have become "zombies," while online retailers capture ever more of the most valuable consumers -- the young and affluent.<p>Legacy …

eCommerce

Amazon, Costco Are Solid Long-Term Stock Buys

The retail space has come under pressure this year, and many are betting that brick-and-mortar retail in particular is nearing extinction — at the …

Investing

You can now use literal Mario Karts at Target, and dibs on Princess Peach’s!

Target gets us. They really get us. They give us the best possible shopping experiences, super cute clothes, and stuff to make our houses completely …

Nintendo

Airfare sales abound: Fly away while you still can

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around. There have been some really …

Airlines

As Wal-Mart blitzes Internet retail, debate rages over company's impact on US wages

Wal-Mart, the big-box behemoth where nearly every American shops, is both the U.S.'s largest private sector employer and a consistent lightning rod …

Employment Law

‘It’s-a Me, Mario’: Target Is Replacing Shopping Carts With Mario Karts

Target customers may soon find themselves dodging turtle shells and banana peels.<p>The retail store has partnered with Nintendo Switch to outfit more …

Nintendo

Lower Prices at Wal-Mart: Good for Shoppers, Bad for Grocers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s fight to defend its low-cost reputation is helping to extend the longest food-price decline in decades.<p>Quotes in the …

Markets

Why Walmart is going after men's fashion brand Bonobos

High fashion, or fashion of any level, has never been Walmart’s strong suit.<p>So why is the world’s largest retailer and employer going after upscale …

eCommerce

Bebe to close all brick-and-mortar stores

Shoppers will soon be forced to go online to score one of Bebe’s signature rhinestone logo tees.<p>The mall staple, beloved by daring teens and …

Fortune 500

Bebe plans to close its last stores by the end of May

Women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. said it’s closing its remaining 168 stores, the latest in a string of retailers shutting physical outlets.<p>Bebe said it expects “to close all of the stores by the end of May,” according to a filing the Brisbane, Calif., firm made this week with the …

eCommerce

RIP bandage dresses: Bebe will close all its stores next month

Pour one out for the bandage dresses.<p>Bebe, the iconic mall purveyor of skintight clubwear, will close all its stores by the end of May.<p>The retailer announced its plans Friday through a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There were at least 180 Bebe stores at the end of …

Business

OTR Links 04/22/2017

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Education Technology

As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action

A likely deal between Walmart and Bonobos, a hybrid digital/brick-and-mortar menswear brand, may be a sign of the future of retail<p>“Founded on Fit, Focused on Style, Built on Service” – that’s the retail promise offered by Bonobos, the men’s e-tailing business that’s being courted by Walmart and …

Business (UK)

Wal-Mart E-Commerce CEO Gets $244 Million in Pay After Jet Deal - Bloomberg

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive Marc Lore reaped an astronomical $243.9 million in compensation last year, fueled by shares he received as part of the …

Fortune 500

Why Amazon Can’t Kill Costco

From sporting goods to clothing, Amazon has taken market share from nearly all sectors of retail. But one major old-school retailer -- Costco -- …

Costco

Bebe is latest retailer to announce closures

Bay Area-based fashion retailer Bebe Stores revealed Friday that it will close all its stores and liquidate all inventory by the end of May.<p>Bebe had a total of 180 retail stores as of Dec. 31, 2016, according to the filings.<p>The retailer has been considering its brick-and-mortar plan for a while. …

Business

Clothing retailer Bebe to close all its stores by the end of May

Clothing retail company Bebe Stores Inc., based in Brisbane, California, announced on Friday that it is planning to close all of its stores in less than six weeks, by the end of May 2017.<p>The news comes not long after Bloomberg published a report stating that the company would be reworking its …

Oakland

This Category Fuels Costco's Success

The company prices one item well below other warehouse clubs.<p>For <b>Costco</b> (NASDAQ:COST), success or failure comes down to driving membership sales. …

Investing

Mall Owners Fighting Online Stores Turn to Concerts, Food Trucks - Bloomberg

Malls are fighting for shoppers with one thing their web rivals can’t offer: parking lots.<p>With customer traffic sagging, U.S. retail landlords are …

Sam’s Club is your new favorite sommelier

In a move that could make Trader Joe's, Costco, the Italian wine industry, and the entirety of the French population nervous, <b>Sam's Club is entering the wine business</b>. Last year, the big-box store released a $7 white wine that got surprisingly good ratings. That undoubtedly impressed people who care …

Wine

Why Best Buy Is Reorganizing Its Marketing Team

Most Popular<p>Best Buy is reconfiguring its marketing team into a more streamlined division that costs less. The Richfield, Minn.-based retailer has …

Advertising

U.S. retailers bet on Congress over Bolivia to thwart Trump border tax issue

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Target Corp (TGT.N), Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and other retailers are shelving considerations to move supply bases closer to the United States in the face of a possible border tax, banking instead on killing support for the tax idea in Congress.<p>President Donald Trump's push …

21st Century

Costco Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

This banker thinks groceries protect Costco from Amazon.<p><i>Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate</i> …

Investing