September 24, 2014

As the nation continues to move slowly toward economic improvement, stores and online retail outlets should expect to see an uptick in holiday sales this year, according to Deloitte's annual retail holiday sales forecast. 

September 23, 2014

The retail industry is expected to benefit from mobile commerce, free shipping offers, in-store pickup promotions and e-commerce videos during the 2014 holiday season. 

September 22, 2014

Online retailers are prioritizing immediate investments in customer-facing tactics such as price, marketing and customer service over strategic infrastructure for the 2014 holiday season. 

September 3, 2014

Many retail executives said their organizations have adopted an omnichannel strategy to link the consumers' in-store experience with the company's website, mobile device application and social media platforms in an effort to better respond to an increasingly online and mobile customer, according to KMPG’s 2014 Retail Outlook Survey.

August 28, 2014

Consumer packaged goods companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s current 1% penetration will likely expand to 5% and could accelerate to as much as 10% in short order, according to a new report, "The Digital Future: A Game Plan for Consumer Packaged Goods," prepared for the Grocery Manufacturers Association by The Boston Consulting Group, Google and IRI. 

August 27, 2014

A Nielsen study released Wednesday found that Americans are lagging behind their Asian and European counterparts when it comes to online shopping. 

August 22, 2014

In the age of omnichannel retail, brick-and-mortar stores, more than any other channel, are still the most important part of a successful omnichannel approach to retail, according to a recent report by consulting group A.T. Kearney.

August 22, 2014

What if you could replicate the physical in-store experience on the Web? The concept sounds incredibly powerful.

August 19, 2014

A coalition of retail groups on Monday filed a joint-merchant petition with the Supreme Court seeking its review of the March 2014 swipe fee decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

August 13, 2014

Amazon launched a mobile point-of-sale solution called Amazon Local Register that gives merchants a low-cost payment acceptance method while providing it with new insights into offline commerce.

August 13, 2014

Nine-in-10 retailers report selling on online marketplaces, and 64% use digital marketing.

August 13, 2014

Target Canada has announced several initiatives aimed at improving its business performance and to better deliver the Target brand experience to Canadian guests.

August 6, 2014

Amazon.com on Wednesday expanded same-day delivery with new “Get It Today” capabilities.

July 29, 2014

Amazon on Monday announced the launch of the 3D Printed Products store.

July 29, 2014

Boston Retail Partners, a retail management consulting firm, released findings from a survey, which offer insights into what retailers are doing to transform their supply chain.

July 24, 2014

Fifty-four percent of online shoppers feel that they are more conscious of their security online compared with 12 months ago, following a string of high-profile security breaches at various international retailers and brands. Of the 2,000 online consumers surveyed as part of EDigitalResearch's and IMRG's EcustomerServiceIndex, 50% felt that retailers should be doing more to keep them safe online, especially in the wake of yet more data and security breaches in 2014.

July 14, 2014

Weis Markets on Friday announced it will offer online shopping with in-store pickup at its Laurel store on Washington Boulevard beginning Sunday, July 13.

July 10, 2014

Beauty subscription company Birchbox has announced the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan, which leverages the insights and feedback gathered since the company’s launch in 2010 from its more than 800,000 active subscribers.

July 9, 2014

77% of consumers have given a gift card in the past year and 90% have received at least one in the past year.

July 2, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

July 2, 2014

A physical store presence is key to most retailers for their online growth strategy, according to a new report by Moody’s Investor Services.

June 17, 2014

To help consumer packaged goods marketers maximize growth opportunities in the growing baby boomer/senior market, the latest IRI Times and Trends report, "Aging America: Carving Out Growth in Mature Markets," takes a closer look at the shopping and consumption habits of older consumers and how they shift throughout the golden years. The findings: A “golden opportunity.”

June 13, 2014

Looking to deliver “an honest view” of the retail environment, Kline & Co. has created a new research tool dubbed Shop Scout: A Mobile View of U.S. Beauty Shopper Behavior, which will be published monthly beginning fourth quarter 2014.