Retail

  • Coffee Chains Caffeinate Reward Programs With Digital Offerings

    April 22, 2019 Coffee Chains Use Digital Reward ProgramsCoffee chains are brewing up a battle over customer loyalty: After news surfaced that Starbucks was updating its rewards offering, Dunkin’ is revamping its own rewards program with a pilot ...
  • Target Launches Everspring Household Brand

    April 22, 2019 TargetTo reach consumers on the hunt for offerings that are “clean and natural,” Target rolled out its Everspring household brand. The line includes products such as dish soap, paper towels ...
  • JCPenney Removes Apple Pay Support

    April 22, 2019 JCPenneyOnly a few years after a full rollout of Apple Pay, JCPenney has reportedly dropped the Apple Pay digital payment service in its app and brick-and-mortar stores. The retailer’s support ...
  • Google Could Add Filters To Lens

    April 22, 2019 Google is overhauling Lens, its image search technology, reportedly adding so-called filters to the technology. According to a report in 9To5Google, the publication was able to decompile the latest version of ...
  • Spring Break Goes High-Tech

    April 20, 2019 Spring Break Goes High-TechFrom smart bags to social media, spring break is becoming a surprisingly digital and high-tech travel period in the U.S. The words “spring break” evoke all kinds of mental images. Beaches, ...
  • Elizabeth And James Rises Again At Kohl’s

    April 19, 2019 Elizabeth And James Rises Again At Kohl'sThe Olsen twins’ fashion empire has had a rather twisty and turny path through the world of retail apparel. Their first entry was an eponymously named line for Walmart that ...
  • Why Tivoli Audio Is Trying To Make Brick-And-Mortar Retail Waves

    April 19, 2019 Tivoli Audio Aims For Brick-And-Mortar WavesTo let shoppers experience their products in person, brands are opening brick-in-mortar stores in major shopping destinations, even as major retailers are closing stores across the country. Tivoli Audio, which ...
  • Product Returns Get A New Look At Walgreens And Nordstrom

    April 19, 2019 Walgreens And Nordstrom Look At Product ReturnsWhen it comes to retail and digital commerce, it’s not just about the purchase, and it probably hasn’t been for more than a few years at this point. It’s about ...
  • SNAP Recipients In NY Can Order Groceries From Walmart, Amazon

    April 18, 2019 Online Grocery Coming To SNAP RecipientsBig news is in the offing for Walmart, Amazon and other chains that offer grocery ordering online – they have gotten a formal “green light” from the USDA to offer ...
  • Lampert Faces Suit From Sears Holdings Corp

    April 18, 2019 SearsIn the wake of the retailer’s bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has filed a lawsuit against former CEO Eddie Lampert, along with ESL Investments and former directors. The suit comes following Lampert’s ...
  • China’s Starbucks Rival Luckin Raises $150M

    April 18, 2019 China’s Starbucks Rival Luckin Raises $150MLuckin, a Chinese coffee startup that aims to dominate rival Starbucks in the Chinese coffee market, has raised $150 million in a Series B-plus fundraising round, according to a report. ...
  • Market Love For ‘A Tech Firm Delivering Pizzas’

    April 18, 2019 Domino'sDomino’s got a big boost in its share price, care of a big up-vote from Morgan Stanley Analyst John Glass in the form of a raised rating to overweight from ...
  • Can Retailers Find Secondhand Success With Luxury (And Other) Items?

    April 18, 2019 handbagThe second time is the charm — that holds true for Neiman Marcus, and the hot retail trend the chain is tapping into (again). Retailers are increasingly turning their sights to ...
  • Will Telling A Story Drive Foot Traffic To Macy’s?

    April 18, 2019 Will Story Shops Drive Foot Traffic To Macy’s?2019 got off to a bumpy start for Macy’s, as holiday sales slumped when they were expected to soar. “The holiday season began strong – particularly during Black Friday and the ...
  • Retail Sales Mark Comeback, Rising 1.6 Pct In March  

    April 18, 2019 Retail Sales Rise 1.6 Pct In MarchSpring has sprung, as March marched to the best showing of monthly retail sales data in a year and a half. In terms of headline numbers, the data released by the ...
  • Fitness Subscriptions Stretch To Bring Personal Training Home

    April 18, 2019 Advances In Payments And Fraud PreventionTo help consumers access instruction and encouragement from fitness trainers, digital innovators are building platforms on the subscription business model. Yarden Tadmor’s aim in starting Livekick was to provide convenience, accountability ...
  • Everlane To Debut New Sneaker Label

    April 18, 2019 EverlaneWith the goal of being better for the planet than the rest of the sneaker industry, Everlane is rolling out a sneaker label called Thread. The shoe comes with leather ...
  • Dunkin’ Tests Multi-Tender Loyalty Program

    April 18, 2019 Dunkin'To give members of its rewards program more options to earn points, Dunkin’ is experimenting with multi-tender participation in its DD Perks Rewards Program at over 1,000 stores. Through the ...
  • Amazon To Shutter China Marketplace

    April 18, 2019 Amazon is set to shut down its domestic marketplace in China by mid-July. Citing people familiar with the matter, Reuters reported that the eCommerce giant has decided to focus on ...
  • How 5G Could Be Rocket Fuel To Retail

    April 17, 2019 5GThe race to 5G retail is on. The new, faster mobile network technology is a big part of the plans for many commerce and payments operators, even though specific use cases ...
  • Houzz On Watching Home Improvement’s Real-Time Health

    April 17, 2019 Houzz On Moderating Growth In Home ImprovementFor consumers looking to remodel their homes, remodeling and design platform Houzz provides a treasure trove of information. “We have a very robust community of homeowners and professionals in the ...
  • How Watch eTailers Sell Historical Timepieces In The Digital Age

    April 17, 2019 pocket watchInnovators in the eCommerce space are borrowing from the past to reinvent old pocket watches by converting them into wristwatches. When Vortic Watch Company Co-Founder and CEO RT Custer was ...
  • Walmart Thinks Inside The (Subscription) Box For Kids’ Clothing

    April 17, 2019 Walmart Offers Subscriptions For Kids’ ClothingTo deliver personalized kids’ fashions to customers, retailers are teaming up with players in the subscription box space. Walmart, for instance, is partnering with KIDBOX to offer curated styleboxes for ...
  • Pinterest, Zoom To Begin IPO Trading

    April 17, 2019 PinterestFollowing the recent stock debut of Lyft, two tech firms will soon enter the public markets. Videoconference firm Zoom Video Communications Inc. and digital image board Pinterest are said to start ...
  • Why Mastercard Bought Vyze

    April 17, 2019 Second thoughts — sure, wise elders recommend them, but they represent defeat for retailers. Hesitation and deeper consideration can lead to fewer products in baskets, abandoned carts and lost sales ...
  • Walmart CEO Says Indian Market Is A Priority

    April 16, 2019 WalmartWalmart CEO Doug McMillon went on a two-day trip to Bangalore, India and said his company is committed to the Indian market, and that the country presents a huge opportunity, ...
  • Italy Competition Authority Launches Amazon Inquiry

    April 16, 2019 Italy Launches Amazon Third-Party InquiryAmazon is facing an inquiry by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) over allegations that the company abused its position in the country’s eCommerce and logistic services markets. According to the ICA, ...
  • UK Lawsuit Against Mastercard Gains Court Support

    April 16, 2019 UK Lawsuit Against Mastercard Gets Court SupportA consumer lawsuit against Mastercard in the U.K. got approval to move forward after a court reversed a ruling by the Competition Appeal Tribunal. According to a report in the Financial ...
  • How Mobile Wallets Tap Into Consumer Security At The Pump And C-Stores

    April 16, 2019 How Mobile Wallets Bring Shoppers SecurityFrom fuel pumps to convenience stores (C-stores), many consumers worry about the security of their personal financial information. An ACI Worldwide and YouGov survey, for instance, found that more than ...
  • Is This The End Times For Brick-And-Mortar Retail?

    April 16, 2019 Is This the End For Brick-And-Mortar Retail?Retail apocalypse? Mere culling of the herd? Whatever you want to call the decline of brick-and-mortar retail – and it’s getting worse, according to a few recent reports – it’s not ...
  • Best Buy Appoints New Chief Executive

    April 16, 2019 Best BuyAs part of Best Buy’s succession plan, Corie Barry will become the company’s chief executive, effective in mid-June. Barry takes over for Hubert Joly, who is credited for reviving the ...
  • How Unattended Retail Sells Loyalty

    April 16, 2019 unattended retail touchscreenMore than 75 percent of loyalty program members say the offerings make them more likely to be repeat customers. But for many unattended retailers, establishing that connection can be challenging ...
  • Walmart Teams With KIDBOX To Style Children On The Cheap

    April 16, 2019 Retailing giant Walmart announced Tuesday (April 16) a partnership with KIDBOX to offer Walmart.com customers an exclusive, curated stylebox for kids. In a press release, Walmart said customers also have the ...
  • Mastercard: Building The ‘What’ Of Credit Card Rewards Around The ‘How’ Of Delivery

    April 16, 2019 Mastercard On The 'How' Of Credit Card RewardsIt used to be all about the “what.” Issuers designing credit card rewards programs focused on the features that would move that card to the top of the wallet: the most ...
  • Jack Daniel’s Introduces AR Experience For Phones That Turns Bottles Into 3D Stories

    April 15, 2019 Jack Daniel’s Introduces AR Experience For Phones That Turns Bottles Into 3D StoriesTennessee whiskey distillery Jack Daniel’s has released a new marketing tool that turns any bottle of its product into an interactive augmented reality (AR) experience, according to reports. “In today’s ...
  • Mastercard Commercial Cardholders Get More Eyes On Amazon Data

    April 15, 2019 Mastercard Gives Commercial Cardholders More Amazon DataMastercard has announced it is upgrading commercial cardholders’ back-office insights by providing companies with more data for Amazon Business transactions. “For many businesses, reconciling B2B transactions can be challenging due to ...
  • Chase Debuts eGifting From Mobile App

    April 15, 2019 Chase mobile appChase announced Monday (April 15) that customers are now able to send gift cards via the Chase Mobile app or website. In a press release, Chase said customers can choose from ...
  • How Rent The Runway Hopes To Become The Amazon Prime Of Everything Rental

    April 15, 2019 children's clothingChildren’s apparel is a big and growing market. As of 2018, according to Euromonitor research, the global children’s apparel industry is worth $203 billion — and growing quickly at 5 percent ...
  • Online Toothbrush Subscriptions And The Power Of Community

    April 15, 2019 Online Toothbrush Subscriptions And CommunityWith the help of subscriptions and expert knowledge from the dental community, eCommerce innovators are disrupting the dental care space. BURST Oral Care CEO Hamish Khayat, for instance, told PYMNTS ...
  • When Loyalty Is Unattended Retail’s Key Feature

    April 15, 2019 vending machinesTo help build customer loyalty, eCommerce and brick-and-mortar retailers have a myriad of tools on hand: Cashiers can sign customers up for loyalty cards at brick-and-mortar stores, and eCommerce sites ...

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