JP Morgan: Amazon will catch up to Walmart in 2-3 years

May 16, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

Amazon looms large as the biggest disrupter of retail in the last two decades, but that doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to catch up to Walmart. The problem is that what is being calculated as retail sales by many analysts really […]

How to reduce friction at checkout with alternative payments

May 10, 2018

Despite the fast-paced growth in online retail sales, checkout conversions and cart abandonment are still a huge problem for many retailers—particularly on mobile, where conversion rates are around half of those on desktop. While consumers spend more than half their […]

How Gen Z is driving a cultural shift in retail branding

May 2, 2018

Category: Retail Trends

Earlier this year, protests erupted at H&M stores in South Africa and fury spread globally on social media after a young black boy modeling a children’s sweatshirt printed with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle” appeared on the brand’s […]

Retail Types, Stores

Amazon Go stores are reportedly coming to San Francisco and Chicago

May 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

When the Amazon Go concept first opened, analysts rushed to weigh in on whether or not such a concept could expand, and whether it was actually “the future of retail.” There were certainly challenges for the new model, including some […]

Retail Types, Stores

Target tests more frequent, tailored deliveries to stores

May 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In the race against Amazon and other rivals, Target is using its growing fleet of small-format stores (which will total 130 by the end of 2019) as a major competitive advantage. These stores, mainly in urban, suburban and college markets, […]

In-Store Media, Others, Retail Trends, Tech

Stores Are Gateways to Innovation and Digital Transformation

May 14, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

As the spirit of reinvention sweeps across the retail landscape, stores have emerged as proving grounds for technologies that blend the digital and brick-and-mortar worlds. Inspired by consumer expectations and competitive pressure, stores have evolved into gateways of innovation and […]