June 25, 2015

E-commerce solutions provider Digital River Inc. has named a Groupon executive as its next CFO.

June 22, 2015

Barneys New York is joining other retailers in embracing social shopping.

June 22, 2015

In a little over three years as a public company, Facebook may now be worth more than Walmart.

June 18, 2015

Alibaba wants to put a robot, specifically one named Pepper, in your home — or store.

June 12, 2015

Yahoo has named the former marketing chief at JCPenney as its new senior vice president consumer marketing.

June 5, 2015

The nature of competition in the retail industry is not what it used to be. The top 10 U.S. retailers now account for more than $1,200,000,000,000. The big have gotten bigger and will continue to do so in the near term, however there is also a dramatic “re-fragmentation” of the retail industry underway.

June 4, 2015

Williams-Sonoma is rolling out a fast, easy and secure way to pay online that brings a whole new meaning to instant gratification.

June 3, 2015

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is signing up for a new e-commerce product from Pinterest that allows users to shop in a whole new way.

June 3, 2015

Neiman Marcus customers will soon be able to purchase their favorite finds via Buyable Pins on Pinterest.

May 29, 2015

Hot home furnishings retailer Wayfair has outgrown its chief technology officer, who also happens to be one of the company's co-founders.

May 18, 2015

Google Inc. is reportedly planning to start providing users with “Buy” buttons in their search results within the next few weeks. 

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

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.

May 8, 2015

Kay Jewelers is leveraging the visual power of Pinterest and Instagram by running an innovative social media promotion for Mother’s Day.

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 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 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 6, 2015

Omnichannel solutions provider RichRelevance has hired a former WalmartLabs executive to serve as its chief product officer.

March 31, 2015

The Next Big Thing in e-commerce is set to launch in late May according to Marc Lore, CEO of a new online Marketplace called Jet that blends aspects of the traditional warehouse club model with a new approach to dynamic pricing and fulfillment. 

March 25, 2015

Barnes & Noble is launching a Twitter giveaway to promote its famous in-store Storytimes. 

March 23, 2015

The rapid changes in the digital and mobile world are radically affecting consumer behavior, disrupting traditional means of retailer/consumer interaction and influencing buying behavior and payment options in an unprecendented way. 

March 23, 2015

Digital-first doesn’t mean digital-only. At least not anymore. Some brands have already embraced that lesson in a bold way, and many others are taking notice. 

March 19, 2015

Facebook has become the latest tech powerhouse to get into the payments game by adding a feature to its messenger app that lets users send money the same way they would a send text.