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Interview with Bob Negen CEO of WhizBang Retail Training on how to help SMB retailers survive and thrive in the digital age and e-commerce

Interview with Bob Negen CEO of WhizBang! Retail Training on how to help SMB retailers survive and thrive in the digital age....


E-tailers experience 'oribble October as Black Friday looms

October saw UK online retail sales experience their lowest September growth (+7.5% YoY) since 2014, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini ......


JD.com Launches Parcel Delivery Business

SHANGHAI, China - Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com Inc said on Thursday it was launching a parcel delivery business, a move which could help the firm leverage its network of warehouses and drivers to bolster flagging profits. The shift pits JD.com into greater competition with major rival Alibaba Group Holding...


How Clothing Stores Are Driving Retail Innovation

To learn more about their customers and increase foot traffic, retailers are testing out new business ideas. Clothing stores, in particular, are trying out ......


Victoria's Secret Sets Retail Expansion in Italy

Victoria's Secret Sets Retail Expansion in Italy. The L Brands-owned lingerie and beauty retailer is unveiling a store in Rome in 2018 and is said to ......


Why megabrands come shopping for Israeli retail technology

Amazon, Adidas, Nike, eBay, Walmart, Best Buy – the world's retail giants are lining up to buy the Israeli technologies now reinventing commerce....


How Clothing Stores Are Driving Retail Innovation

Clothing stores, in particular, are trying out new ways to showcase and sell items. In some cases, retailers are dedicating small spaces to brands inside their brick-and-mortar stores. Clothing and apparel stores had an average index score of 45.3. Dick's Sporting Goods is stepping up its omnichannel efforts after...


4 surprising facts about retail's new entrepreneurs

You likely know that retail is evolving. Retailers are increasingly engaging in new forms of customer engagement, new store concepts and bold new ......


Interview: Dirty Lemon Founder On Beverage Innovation And Next-Generation Customer Loyalty

... how he is pioneering a new kind of beverage brand built around strong customer relationships, seamless retail technology, and innovative product....


Amid Amazon Effect, CVS and Walgreens Look Beyond Retail Shelves

But Olivela Founder Stacey Boyd thought that perhaps it could be, and that retail philanthropy could have a future, if consumers could purchase things ......


The collapse of an American retail giant

ONCE UPON a time the thud of the Sears catalogue on American doormats brought the possibility of a shopping bonanza. At one point it was the world's largest retailer. On October 15th its parent firm, Sears Holding Corporation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, bringing a storied name in shopping...


The disruption of retail continues as fashion goes to the office

Two fast-growing disruptors - one that rents clothes and the other that rents co-working office spaces - have entered into a partnership. Clothing rental service Rent the Runway has teamed up with WeWork to install drop-off boxes with self-service technology in the lobbies at 15 WeWork locations in six...


3 Strategic Pillars to Build Loyalty With a Hispanic Audience

With today's diverse, tech-savvy and more demanding audience, you have to create an experience from the moment a consumer first interacts with your brand. I inteviewed Pablo Guzman, Vice-President of Sales - Hispanic Markets, at Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. Guzman is a passionate and well-respected Hispanic market leader with...


Hermès Launches Its First-Ever Chinese E-Commerce Site

Following in the footsteps of major rivals like Louis Vuitton and Gucci, the classic French brand launched its Chinese e-commerce website on October 17, signaling a campaign to capture the country's free-spending online luxury shoppers. Hermès's chief executive officer Axel Dumas disclosed the plan to launch the Chinese e-commerce...


Interview with Forte Fitness CEO Lauren Foundos on the future of fitness distribution and commerce

Interview with Forte Fitness CEO Lauren Foundos on the future of fitness distribution and commerce...


Why curated retail is a global fashion fad?

Japanese retailers such as DeuxiemeClasse in Osaka and Birdhouse in Tokyo, Story in New York, Easybuy and Breya in India are some brands that ......


Chinese Whispers: Zegna and Canali Join JD.com, and More

JD.com sees two more Italian luxury brands join its platform - JD.com. Last week, two Italian menswear brands Ermenegildo Zegna and Canali announced their partnerships with China's second-largest e-commerce firm JD.com. Zegna is about to launch a virtual pop-up store on TopLife, JD's premium platform, to sell the brand's...


Voice-first, AI, AR: Three technologies race to again change how we shop

Now, a handful of innovations are vying to again change how we buy as these technologies move from the emergent to the mainstream. Look behind the curtain and it's easy to see how AI is already changing how we shop. AR was supposed to change how we shop by...


Sears, once the largest retailer in the world, is closing hundreds of stores and reportedly planning ...

AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain AP Photo/M. Spencer Green AP Photo/Paul Sakuma AP The company's revenue declined substantially from $36.2 billion in fiscal 2013 to $25.1 billion in fiscal 2015. In 2016, 24/7 Wall St reported that Lampert was the most hated CEO in the US, based on ratings and...


Amazon eliminates monthly bonuses and stock grants after minimum wage increase

Amazon garnered praise for raising the minimum wage for its hourly workers to $15 yesterday, but the widely-publicized move also came at the expense of monthly bonuses and stock options. The company explained its decision to shift to a new stock purchase program in the announcement blog post yesterday,...