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Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

L’Oréal brings AR makeup sampling to Facebook

August 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Major beauty brands have added AR to their marketing mix to engage consumers through mobile tech, promote new products and drive online sales of products that typically require physical try-ons and sampling. By partnering with Facebook, L’Oréal could see an […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart easing marketplace returns

August 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While Walmart doesn’t break out online sales between its marketplace and its own distribution, there’s plenty of evidence that its marketplace, founded in 2009, has been picking up steam of late, according to research from eMarketer. Although Walmart’s marketplace, like […]


Retail Trends

Trade War Affecting Retail Holiday Sales

August 9, 2018

Via: Independent Retailer

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods took effect early July, and were soon followed by another round of tariffs worth $200 billion. This may not seem like a huge deal to consumers, but unfortunately companies were […]


Retail Trends

5 trends reshaping retail

August 9, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Like many industries today, retail is in an extreme state of disruption. In five years, 25% of malls will be gone. The U.S. has way too much retail space per capita at 23.5 square feet, compared to 16.4 in Canada […]


Retail Trends

Over half of Prime Day shoppers planned ahead for the holiday

August 8, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Despite website blips, Prime Day 2018 once again set records for traffic and sales. But behind those record sales, were millions of individual shopping decisions. Research from A.T. Kearney shows that the most useful takeaways from the day may not […]


Retail Types, Stores

DSW debuts Las Vegas concept store

August 8, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers are filling their stores with entertainment, personal care services and interactive displays to sell their wares, and DSW’s new concept has all three. The experience begins at the entrance. A ‘video tunnel’ passageway creates a sensory experience that gives […]


Retail Types, Stores

Office Depot’s back-to-business approach pays off

August 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Office Depot beat most analyst estimates of overall second-quarter profit and sales, but there’s a notable shift in where its strength lies. The retailer is solidifying its pivot to a business-solutions focus, and perhaps in the nick of time, with […]


Retail Types, Stores

National Stores and Gump’s file for bankruptcy

August 7, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Fitch analysts last week noted that the loan default rate for the retail industry in July was the lowest since June last year and down 7% from June this year, after peaking in April. (That includes both bankruptcy and distressed […]


Retail Trends

Retail adds 66K jobs in July

August 6, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

While the jobs gains mark a slowdown from the pattern of the last few years, they also demonstrate a still-healthy economy, according to NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz​. “While today’s jobs release may appear disappointing after a string of monthly […]


Others, Tech

Grocery-Picking Robots Fulfill Walmart’s Automated Future

August 6, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walmart will soon be using a new robotics system to pick shopper’s online grocery orders. Walmart has partnered with Alert Innovation to pilot the Alphabot system, developed especially for Walmart, and plans to have Alphabot online and running by the […]