August 13, 2014

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

July 7, 2014

Target has announced the addition of three new external senior-level hires, who will have responsibility for leading teams across information technology, e-commerce and digital products.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 2, 2014

Omnichannel beauty brand Julep Beauty has hired Dwight Gaston as chief delivery officer, overseeing Julep's operations, customer service, fulfillment and product development teams.

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.

June 25, 2014

GoJo Industries on Tuesday launched the "Purell Be Well Network" loyalty program to reward its consumers for healthy hand hygiene habits and encourage them to spread the word about how to reduce the risk of illness and infection in their daily lives.

June 11, 2014

Ulta Beauty posted strong double-digit gains in sales and net income during first quarter 2014.

June 10, 2014

Joel Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Walmart.com, has departed the online giant to assume the role of president at Five Below, a retailer that targets pre-teens and teens with trendy, extreme-value merchandise, according to a Five Below press release issued Tuesday morning.

June 6, 2014

Walmart chairman Rob Walton encouraged employees to “go for it,” and president and CEO Doug McMillon said the company would accelerate the pace of change during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting June 6 in Fayetteville, Ark.

May 31, 2014

The digital movement is no doubt revolutionizing the retail landscape as it has given rise to e-commerce, complexities to the path to purchase, shifts between planned and unplanned purchases, and changes to store trips. To remain competitive, retailers must develop new strategies and grasp the importance of an “omni-perspective.”

May 31, 2014

“Flat is where it’s at.” That was the naked truth Todd Hale, SVP Nielsen, shared with business session attendees of the 2014 GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference on Saturday afternoon when identifying the future game-changers in health and beauty.

But get ready for a wild ride because the millennial generation, numbering 83 million strong, is about to step into its prime purchasing prowess, noted Maryellen Molyneaux, president of NMI, in a presentation following Hale.

May 15, 2014

I have long believed that the lines that traditionally divided one channel of retail from another are long gone.

April 30, 2014

With Mother's Day just around the corner, online shopping site and e-commerce platform PriceGrabber released results of its 2014 Mother's Day Shopping Survey. The survey, conducted from April 3 to April 17, includes responses from more than 3,000 online shoppers.

April 22, 2014

On the heels of published reports that beauty e-commerce company Birchbox has secured $60 million in funding, OHL, a provider of global supply chain management solutions, has announced that it has begun fulfillment operations and small parcel management for the beauty company.

April 14, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP marketing effective April 28.

April 14, 2014

Startup beauty brand Julep Beauty has raised $30 million in additional funding from investors, bringing its total venture funding to $56 million.

April 11, 2014

Total U.S. retail sales during 2013 reportedly reached $4.5 trillion, a 4.2% increase from $4.4 billion in 2012. According to new data from EMarketer, e-commerce sales of $263.3 billion, up 16.9% from $225.3 billion the prior year, helped drive overall retail sales growth.

April 10, 2014

SanaSana.com, which is positioned as the first consumer goods online retailer catering to U.S. Hispanic women, has launched to help the estimated 10.2 million orphaned children in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted double-digit sales gains for the fourth-quarter and a 9.5% boost in net income.

March 10, 2014

Beauty brands are making strides in the digital world, and e-commerce continues to be a consistent vehicle for how beauty mavens shop, according to recent research by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

March 6, 2014

The NPD Group on Thursday signed a market information services agreement with Nielsen for school and office supplies retail market data and analytic services.

February 25, 2014

Hair care brand Joico has teamed up with beauty online retail solution Loxa Beauty to bring stylists, consumers and products together through an online shopping platform.

February 25, 2014

E-commerce has been and will continue to be a strong vehicle for how consumers buy beauty products, according to a new study released by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

February 20, 2014

Fresh and pharmacy is the key to smaller-box retailing, Walmart reported Thursday as it announced plans to increase its capital investment in smaller formats from 120 to 150 new stores for the fiscal year to between 270 and 300.