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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

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 […]


Others, Tech

Target’s $550M Retail Technology Investment Ties it Up With Walmart and Amazon in the Delivery Race

December 14, 2017

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Target has made an aggressive move to boost its same-day delivery capability by acquiring delivery platform Shipt Inc. for $550 million. The bog box retailer’s latest move to compete with Amazon and Walmart, which recently bought same-day and last-mile delivery […]


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 Types, Stores

Deal of the Year: Amazon buys Whole Foods

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Last year in March, Amazon unveiled its first physical bookstore. Now there are 13, and three more are slated for 2018. In May, the company launched its first grocery pick up location. Now there are two. In August, the e-commerce […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Others, Tech

Technology of the Year: Alexa

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Alexa, can you help me make a sale? Voice is taking off and retailers are already scrambling to cash in. In May, eMarketer released a forecast estimating that 5.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant device at least once […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Trends

War with Amazon sparks change at Walmart, Target

December 1, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Target is a much smaller retailer than Walmart, with fewer stores and much less of a price focus. Walmart’s massive footprint and owned truck fleet accrue advantages to its brick-and-mortar and omnichannel operations, and its massive size also gives it […]


Retail Trends

Amazon smashes Cyber Monday record

November 30, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon this summer bragged that its Prime Day event in July surpassed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday of 2016, but Cyber Monday this week appears to have topped that. Prime Day 2017 — which lasted 30 hours this year […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech, Uncategorized

Amazon devoured 55% of online Black Friday orders

November 28, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

It comes as little surprise that Amazon dominated the biggest holiday shopping reason of the year. However, hearing in real numbers just how much the e-commerce giant commanded this past weekend is still a bit startling. According to the stats […]


Retail Trends

Walmart narrows price gap with Amazon

November 27, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

The recent price studies reveal an intensifying price war between Walmart and Amazon, at a time when Amazon has somewhat moved away from competing on price. For example, prices on common school supplies during the back-to-school shopping season were, on […]