April 21, 2015

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) just did an unconventional acquisition to provide the company with a new source of growth by applying its successful model of connecting buyers and sellers to the media world. 

April 21, 2015

Video game retailer GameStop is lending its support to Ronald McDonald Houses by donating 180 free PlayStations.

April 20, 2015

Moms who liked rocking out to Poison in the 1980s will love Overstock.com’s new promotion.

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

Texans love their football so what better way to drive traffic at the opening of a new Sam’s Club in Austin than enlisting some of the game’s biggest legends and rising stars. 

April 15, 2015

Kmart is taking its long-running affiliation with March of Dimes to a new level this year with the help of America’s fiercest fitness expert. 

April 15, 2015

H&M gave new meaning to the phrase “pop-up store” with a merchandising initiative at its Times Square location focused on conscious commerce.

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

Meijer is incenting customers to make generous donations to hunger relief organizations by offering to double their contributions.

April 13, 2015

When retailers' customers aren’t happy, how do they really know? Many key metrics are born from surveys and don’t capture true happiness. So the question becomes: Are companies really primed to measure customer happiness, or are they settling for a rationalized alternative created by linguistic gymnastics in a survey?

April 9, 2015

After reporting standout results for the holiday quarter, Costco had a drop in same store sales in March that the retailer blamed on the earlier-than-normal Easter holiday. 

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 8, 2015

ShopperTrak is teaming up with a shopping app called Shopkick to enhance the value proposition retailers offer to their customers in-store. 

April 8, 2015

Best Buy is strengthening its commitment to educating Canadian kids about technology with the launch of a Geek Squad Academy.

April 8, 2015

Food has always been an important part of the shopping experience at Ikea, and the retailer is doubling down on that strategy by unveiling a new menu.  

April 8, 2015

Staples is getting into the “Shark Tank” to attract more small business owners to its stores by teaming up with ABC’s popular TV show. 

April 8, 2015

More and more consumers are motivated by loyalty programs than ever before, according to the 2015 Bond Brand Loyalty Report. 

April 8, 2015

More and more consumers are motivated by loyalty programs than ever before, according to the 2015 Bond Brand Loyalty Report. 

April 8, 2015

Japanese retailer Uniqlo's U.S. expansion is picking up speed as the company prepares to open its first-ever stores in the Seattle, Denver and Washington, D.C.

April 7, 2015

Specialty retailer Cost Plus World Market and digital retailer Shutterfly are teaming up for an omnichannel Mother’s Day promotion any mom would love.

April 7, 2015

Specialty retailer Cost Plus World Market and digital retailer Shutterfly are teaming up for an omnichannel Mother’s Day promotion any mom would love.

April 7, 2015

Global cross-border e-commerce provider BorderFree has a new chief marketing officer.

April 7, 2015

Lowes Foods has selected a new customer engagement platform as the regional grocery chain continues to invest in an overhaul of its omnichannel capabilities.

April 7, 2015

Walmart is looking to increase its support of community hunger programs with a new "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." campaign this spring.