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Category: Retail Types


Retail Types, Stores

5 store concepts that no longer exist

November 13, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Sometimes even the best-performing retailers have bad ideas. And for the retailers that can’t afford to make a mistake, missteps can be devastating. On the surface some ideas appear to be good — expanding into growing categories, rolling out smaller […]


E-commerce, E-payment & Data Security, Retail Types, Tech

Mobile apps pose lower risk of online shopping fraud

November 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Given that mobile apps seem to be a safer channel for e-commerce purchases, the report recommends that retailers encourage consumers to buy goods via apps. Though many consumers plan to shop in stores, PwC found that more than half of […]


Retail Types, Stores

Party City’s October sales a ‘disaster’ with Halloween stores down 21%

November 8, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Debtwire retail analyst Philip Emma described the market’s perception of Party City’s performance as “a disaster” in an emailed client note. Along with the precipitous drop-off in stock price, market prices for the company’s debt are also “down substantially,” Emma […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walgreens reportedly mulling massive private equity buyout

November 6, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Walgreens may be seeking shelter from a skeptical market for its stock in going private, but the massive debt it would likely take on in a private equity buyout could create its own set of problems if history is any […]


Retail Types, Stores

CVS will shutter 75 stores next year

November 6, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

CVS — which years ago decided on a medical care focus that has entailed dropping lucrative tobacco sales, acquiring health insurer Aetna and developing a new clinic-based store concept — appears to be shrugging off its competition. Rival Walgreens is […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Nearly half of consumers will buy holiday gifts on Amazon

October 30, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Episerver’s report sheds light on Amazon’s e-commerce dominance but also offers some avenues for other retailers to reclaim holiday territory. The report, for example, re-affirms previous research from Jumpshot indicating that more consumers search for products on Amazon than Google. […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, E-commerce, Retail Types

Etsy’s holiday hotline pushes personalization, free shipping

October 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Etsy offers curated selections by category, occasion, or stylistic theme, but those efforts combined with its search feature may not be enough to entice consumers — or sellers, for that matter. The marketplace has faced criticism that it’s packed with […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Fake goods surface in up to 60% of Google product searches, study says

October 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Incopro’s study highlights problems for brands and consumers and a potential legal quandary for Google, which is estimated to command about 93% of the search market worldwide. It also raises important issues as Google builds out its e-commerce platform, Google […]


Retail Types, Stores

LVMH woos Tiffany with $14.5B bid

October 28, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Tiffany isn’t exactly jumping at this proposal, and a Sunday report from the Financial Times indicated that the retailer is set to reject it on the grounds that it undervalues the company. Despite making meaningful gains in sales and polishing […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Can Amazon ever compete on quality?

October 24, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Top-drawer, lovely, unique, stunning — even genuine — don’t seem like the adjectives that push shoppers to Amazon to buy something. “Inexpensive” and “fast” almost certainly are, though, and that’s been enough to shake up the retail industry for the […]