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What a trade war with China means for retail pre-holiday

July 10, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China reached a head on Friday when another round of tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods took hold. Within two weeks, another $16 billion will receive tariffs and President Trump […]


Why Most E-Commerce Retailers Fail at Digital Promotions

July 3, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

How would you gauge the success of your last digital campaign? Losing money is never desirable, and breaking even isn’t much better. If you managed to see positive gains, you’re probably ecstatic that your efforts paid off. But getting in […]


Amazon merging marketplace and retail operations

June 27, 2018

Category: Retail Types, Stores

Amazon began as a bookseller but soon morphed into a mass merchant with a huge assortment, increasingly bolstered through the years by the third-party sellers on its marketplace. For more than a year, over half of the goods sold through […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Postmates raises last-mile stakes by adding 100 more cities

July 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This huge expansion makes Postmates delivery services available to almost half of the U.S. population — a big step in its efforts to scale. The company says it makes millions of deliveries a month and generates over $1 billion in […]


Retail Types, Stores

Sears slashes another 200 corporate jobs

July 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Sears over the years has proven adept at finding cost cuts and liquidity apparently hiding under the rug as it moves to stem losses and even post the occasional positive profit. Various financial moves — including borrowing from Lampert’s hedge […]


Retail Types, Stores

Target expands Drive Up to 200 more stores

July 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon helped set consumer expectations for immediate-as-possible delivery of online orders, but physical retailers and mass merchants have started using their stores to their benefit on that front. Having so many stores is an advantage at a time when click-and-collect […]


Retail Trends

Which retailers spend the most on lobbying?

July 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Last year, the National Retail Federation spent $12.9 million on lobbying efforts. Walmart and CVS shelled out $6.9 million and $6.4 million respectively. These trade groups and companies were the the top retail sector spenders on lobbying in 2017. Collectively, […]