June 17, 2015

Federal regulations governing unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, will be in place by this time next year. Most retailers won’t be ready, but Amazon says it will be as soon as the feds are. 

June 17, 2015

Mass retailers still reign supreme when it comes to stocking up on beauty products. That’s according to the findings of an ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research.

June 16, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly expanding the assortment of items eligible for free two-day shipping for members of its Prime paid subscription.

June 15, 2015

Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.

June 15, 2015

While online sales of allergy products may still be relatively low, thousands of consumers are making these purchases online — and many millions more are using the Web to learn about products and decide which brands to purchase.

June 12, 2015

Shoppers love their mobile phones as the devices are driving more orders — up 59% in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Demandware Shopping Index.

June 9, 2015

Employees at the Dallas fulfillment center will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods, Amazon said Tuesday.

June 8, 2015

Food Lion has launched a new website designed to make shopping, saving and planning for dinner easy for shoppers.

June 4, 2015

Amazon has come out looking good in Reputation Institute’s annual survey of America’s 50 most reputable companies in the retail industry.

June 2, 2015

Attention retailers. It’s the mistreated customer who walks out the door in a silent huff who places the most revenue at risk, according to a collaborative study conducted by LoyaltyOne and Verde Group with professor of marketing and psychology, Deborah Small, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

June 1, 2015

GMDC and RetailNet Group have partnered on a new partnership tool called the GMDC/RNG Insights Portal. 

May 29, 2015

 According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will add items such as milk, cereal, baby food and household cleaners to its Elements private label brand.

May 21, 2015
Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service. In Manhattan, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery through the Prime Now app.
May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

May 19, 2015

Consumers who access social media during the shopping process are four times more likely to spend more, a recent Deloitte Digital study found. 

May 18, 2015

According to a recent shopper survey, the hands-on shopping experience available through brick-and-mortar retailers is more desirable to shoppers. 

May 15, 2015

Clavis Insight took a look at the sunscreen category to determine which brands were in the best position to capture online consumer dollars.

May 14, 2015

DSN talks with Andrew Simon of BrandShop to discuss digital solutions and customer enagement in the CPG space. 

May 14, 2015

Mobile payment is growing, and millennials and men may be leading the way. 


May 14, 2015

Walmart will test a free online shipping service in summer 2015 that will serve as a competitor to the Amazon Prime service from Amazon.com.


May 11, 2015

Amazon.com is looking to facilitate its same-day deliveries in Manhattan by opening its second 1 million-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Carteret, N.J.

April 24, 2015

Amazon has introduced a shopping app for customers with an Apple Watch for swift and easy purchases.

April 23, 2015

Retailers anticipate accelerated growth for 2015. According to a study from eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, 72% of more than 1,000 online retailers surveyed anticipate online revenue to increase by 17% in 2015.

April 22, 2015

Today, convenience isn’t just about having a smaller box to shop in, or an easily navigated merchandising scheme where consumers can quickly identify what they’re looking for, grab it and go. Today, convenience is about clicks — as in: What are the fewest clicks to the buying decision? And how can the retailer best facilitate a shopping experience in their stores on the shopper’s smartphone?