May 19, 2015

With a title like chief retail innovation officer, Kasey Lobaugh spends a lot of time peering into the future to assess where the retail industry is headed. 

May 19, 2015

Sports Authority wants to make purchase protection "SIMPLR" for its customers with a new partnership with Asurion.

May 19, 2015

The Limited is finally following the lead of a slew of other retailers that have rolled out buy online, pick up in store services for customers.

May 14, 2015

Walmart is reportedly testing an unlimited shipping service that could undercut Amazon Prime.

May 13, 2015

Digital interactions are expected to influence 64 cents of every dollar spent in retail stores by the end of 2015, or $2.2 trillion, according to Deloitte.

May 13, 2015

The brick-and-mortar shopping experience is getting a social makeover at Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. 

May 13, 2015

Walmart is partnering with Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba to allow customers to make purchases using mobile devices in 25 of its stores in southern China.

May 11, 2015

Amazon.com is looking to facilitate its same-day deliveries in Manhattan by opening its second 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, N.J. 

May 11, 2015

Both first-time and repeat customers were on the rise for Wayfair in the first quarter, suggesting the company is doing what it takes to grow into a powerful player in e-commerce. 

May 8, 2015

Loehmann's has added a new e-commerce chief to help build the next phase of the off-price retailer's online marketplace.

April 30, 2015

Amazon has climbed to the top of the social shopping ranks, thanks in part to the introduction of #AmazonCart and #AmazonBasket.

April 30, 2015

Family owned chocolate manufacturing Group CÉMOI (www.cemoi.fr/en), founded in 1962, is heir to a 200-year tradition of French chocolate, which began in 1814 with the creation of the first chocolate plant in the Pyrenees. Today the group is spreading this chocolate tradition throughout the world

April 28, 2015

Amazon may be looking to grab a piece of the B2B pie from retailers such as Staples by launching an Amazon Business marketplace stocked with hundreds of millions of business products.

April 23, 2015

Amazon.com’s sales growth in the first quarter continued to outpace the overall e-commerce growth rate, especially Web services, but expenses related to interest and currency exchange caused the online leader to report a $57 million net loss.

April 22, 2015

EBay painted a mixed financial picture for the first quarter, with lower revenue from its marketplaces division and higher revenue from its Paypal division, which the company said it plans to spin off later this year.

April 21, 2015

Every brand wants to meet the needs, desires and expectations of today’s consumers. With the explosion of new technologies in the retail space, shoppers have instant access to vast amounts of information dictating every purchasing decision. For retailers to adapt, it’s important for them to first identify the behavioral trends that are gaining momentum in the industry.

April 17, 2015

Merchandising and marketing concepts such as shoppable videos, digitized stores and social campaigns on Instagram and Twitter were alien ideas to retailers just a few years ago. Not anymore, according to Tom Ebling, CEO of cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider Demandware, who has a unique perspective on what it means to be a “connected brand.”

 

April 16, 2015

Shares of Etsy enjoyed a meteoric rise during their first day of trading on April 16, closing at $30 a share after shares in the initial public offering were priced at $16. 

April 15, 2015

Physical expansion remains the primary growth driver of many a U.S. retailer, but the likes of Alibaba and rival JD.com are allowing U.S. retailers and brands to tap the Chinese market without the aggravation and financial uncertainty associated with establishing a physical presence. 

April 15, 2015

Membership-based online retailer Jet is partnering with QVC parent company Liberty Interactive’s marketing and virtual inventory solutions provider CommerceHub to help retailers and brand capitalize on the soon-to-launch Jet e-commerce platform. 

April 14, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to spend $850 million over the next three years to add as many as 150 stores while growing total sales to as much as $9 billion with e-commerce contributing more than $1 billion. 

April 9, 2015

New for spring at the world's largest home improvement retailer: an integrated shopping experience.

April 9, 2015

ChannelAdvisor found that a hefty 36% of U.S. e-commerce sales last year came from marketplaces, up significantly from 22% in 2005. Yet despite the increasing significance of marketplaces in total e-commerce sales, retailers traditionally have approached these potential partners with caution.

April 9, 2015

Amazon’s Prime membership is starting to crowd out traditional retailers like Walmart and Target, according to Forbes.