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Category: Retail Trends


Retail Trends

What nobody wants for Christmas: An Amazon-Walmart price war

December 15, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is gaining on Amazon. That might seem like an odd statement to make about a brick-and-mortar retail behemoth that rakes in almost four times more in retail sales than e-commerce leader Amazon. Here, though, the statement refers to online […]


Retail Trends

November retail sales lift 0.8%

December 15, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

November’s healthy sales numbers indicate a strong start to the all-important holiday retail season. Indeed, the numbers continue to show strength against the backdrop of solid consumer confidence. Online sales on Dec. 11 were 51% higher than on Thanksgiving Day, […]


Retail Trends

Amazon expands same-day delivery for holiday shopping procrastinators

December 14, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

As timing would have it, Amazon’s delivery expansion announcement came the same day that Target announced its acquisition of same-day delivery company Shipt for $550 million — both indications of the rising importance of quasi-immediate delivery of online orders. “Having […]


Retail Trends

Amazon has more private labels than previously thought

December 12, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has done especially well with its private label consumer goods, notably batteries and baby wipes, but its apparel offerings are gaining traction with consumers, in a challenge to legacy players like Adidas, Nike, and Calvin Klein, according to the […]


Retail Trends

Retail jobs climb amid ‘one of the strongest gains all year’

December 11, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers’ holiday hiring may be helping boost November’s numbers. The annual hiring of temporary holiday workers is on track to reach the high end of the NRF’s forecast of between 500,000 and 550,000 positions, the organization said in a press […]


Retail Trends

Small Space, Big Impact: Why Retailers Are Downsizing Physical Stores

December 8, 2017

Via: The Retail TouchPoints Blog

We’ve heard it all before: “brick-and-mortar is dying.” But retailers are flipping the script on finding value in their physical store locations. Retailers are working to get the most out of their stores rather than just closing up shop. In […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday spend could break $100B

December 8, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

When contemplating their holiday shopping back in October, more than half of U.S. consumers thought they’d be using their phones to get things done, according to earlier research from Deloitte, though some of that includes using their mobile wallets to […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday sales take a big but fleeting dip

December 6, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

This past weekend’s online sales numbers paled in comparison to the weekend before, when Verizon found e-commerce traffic surged 24% on the Saturday after Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2016, and jumped 29% on that Sunday (Nov. […]


Retail Trends

Get Your Store Ready for the Holidays: 40+ Apps, Ideas, and Examples

December 5, 2017

Via: Shopify Blog

However you define “holiday”, you can’t ignore that there’s a certain buzz in the air. The season is upon us. Oh sorry, did you think you were going to get a rest after Black Friday Cyber Monday? As store owners, […]


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Gen Z is late to holiday shopping

December 1, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Black Friday may be in the past but holiday shopping is far from over if you’re a part of Gen Z, the generation born between 1995 and 2009. For marketers, this means there’s still an opportunity to connect with these […]