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Walmart relaunches online toy ‘lab’

October 16, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

With the big box version of Toys R Us gone, the fight among the big players for holiday toy market share is heating up this season. This year so far Walmart has announced a 25% increase in toy exclusives in […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Prime Day Provides Trickle-Down Sales for Small Retailers

October 15, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Amazon Prime Day started just five years ago, but is already a record-breaking sales event for the ecommerce platform. This year, Amazon sold more than 175 million products worth $7.16 billion on Prime Day, up 71% from 100 million products […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Navigating Retail’s Porch Pirate Problem

October 15, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Far from sailing the open seas or commandeering online media, the latest pirates are plundering American doorsteps. Porch pirates are thieves that steal packages from shopper’s doorsteps or porches. The concept is not new, but the rise in ecommerce, and […]


Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

Retail Industry Trends: Personalization and Customer Loyalty Programs

October 14, 2019

Via: Lightspeed POS

How many customer loyalty programs are you signed up to? How many are you aware of? The loyalty program has become an embedded part of the retail industry. Most shoppers are aware of at least one or two customer loyalty […]


Retail Trends

6 ways retailers can win the holidays

October 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Even though it’s October, the holiday season is already in full swing. The importance of retail’s performance in the coming months can determine a company’s trajectory in a year where the industry has taken some big punches. Retailers have closed […]


Retail Types, Stores

The department store of the 21st century isn’t Macy’s

October 9, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

A little over a decade ago, Macy’s celebrated its 150 years with a collection of clips from movies and television that showed just how indelible its brand is. Or, at least, was. The sesquicentennial celebration took place in 2008, early […]


Retail Trends

NRF: Gen Z influences over a third of household purchases

October 8, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Parents and their Gen Z children shop together in a variety of ways. Sixty-nine percent of parents reported involving their children in purchase decisions by looking at products in store, while 67% said they look at products online, according to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Stores

What To Know Before Going From Online to Brick and Mortar

October 8, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

Running an internet business is one thing, but taking on the “brick and mortar” world, however, is a whole other ballpark. If you’re an ecommerce business owner who is moving to the big leagues with an establishment of your own […]


Retail Types, Stores

Costco expected to ‘remain a share gainer’ as sales jump 8%

October 7, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Another year, another thoroughly solid retail performance from Costco. The retailer’s CFO has said previously that the company didn’t “see e-commerce taking over our brick and mortar.” That may be — Costco’s online growth is still dwarfed by that of […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

The Grocery Store of the Future Is Here, Are Retailers Ready?

October 7, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Online shopping has changed retail forever. Most of us wouldn’t know what to do without it. But the e-commerce revolution seems to have missed an industry – grocery. Why aren’t we making our most important shopping trip easier? The issue […]