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Retail Trends

Retail shrink totaled $50.6B in 2018

June 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Cybercrime is an increasing threat faced by loss-prevention teams, and the top issue on the minds of those surveyed. But a majority of those loss-prevention professionals indicated they aren’t often involved in cybersecurity issues. Loss prevention departments are typically called […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

As Walmart and Amazon war escalates, smaller retailers caught in the crossfire

June 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The general merchandising giants — namely Walmart and Target — have been winners so far this year in a bruising retail market even as they compete against an ever-growing Amazon, which has the advantage of largely “profit-agnostic” investors, in the […]


Others, Tech

Mountain Hardwear launches AR app to bring outdoor gear to life

June 10, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Mountain Hardwear’s app was designed for outdoor enthusiasts who have shopped for gear online and wondered, “How big is that?” While other shopping apps may put apparel on various models, shoppers must feel confident the gear sold by Mountain Hardwear […]


Retail Trends

Retailers prioritize mobile shopping experience

June 10, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers have seen multiple casualties as online shopping continues to upend brick-and-mortar businesses. Recent notable closures include Party City and Family Dollar. However, as the report points out, retailers expect their online sales to grow and, in turn, are focused […]


Others, Tech

As social networks offer data to retailers, AI offers endless insights

June 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

In our online retail world, data exists on every consumer, thanks to their browsing habits and social media use. According to Pew Research Center, 69% of American adults are using Facebook, and 74% of those users log in daily, meaning […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart CEO backs higher federal minimum wage

June 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

McMillon spoke amid heightened public attention around Walmart’s shareholder meeting due in part to the presence of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who also spoke at the event, according to a reports from NPR and other media outlets. Sanders […]


Retail Trends

Shoppers Proud to Splurge on Made in USA Goods

June 6, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Americans love buying Made in USA products. While the Fourth of July holiday certainly brings awareness to supporting local businesses and American- made products, sales for Made in USA are seeing steady increases in sales all year round. Casual Living […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

Amazon: New drone will start deliveries ‘within months’

June 6, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s gung-ho attitude toward speed takes another step with the introduction of its latest drone. “Can we deliver packages to customers even faster? We think the answer is yes,” Amazon Worldwide Consumer​ CEO Jeff Wilke wrote in a blog post […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart expands $1 a day degree program

June 5, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart is opening the program to the high school students it employs. They will be able to take seven credit hours during high school and can go on to earn a degree in technology, business or supply chain management through […]


Others, Tech

Amazon rolls out AR lipstick try-ons via L’Oréal’s ModiFace

June 5, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

While AR try-ons have been gaining steam as a key part of marketing beauty products, the technology’s arrival on Amazon has the potential to bring AR trials to a significantly wider audience than previous deployments to date. With more consumers […]