Under Armour revamping sales view, workforce structure

Despite the fact that revenue and sales bested analysts' expectations in Q2, Under Armour is adjusting its predictions regarding next quarter sales and is cutting 2 percent of its global workforce. One reason, according to a CNBC report, is that...

Study: Small retailers are making money on online marketplaces

Over 60 percent of small to mid-size businesses are attributing half, or more, of their ecommerce sales to Amazon and other online marketplaces, according to a new NetElixir study. NetElixir surveyed over 500 small to medium size business owners and...

Research: Lifestage and lifestyle play big roles in consumer path to purchase

Family, childhood experiences and external influences all play a role in the consumer's path to purchase, according to new Alliance Data research. For example, as millennials came of age during the social media boom, they are likely more trusting than...

Bank of the West upgrades with digital signage

Bank of the West has opened a new location in Walnut Creek, California.

Ikea building AR app with Apple's help

When it comes to augmented reality, Apple CEO Tim Cook is a huge fan. In fact, Cook said he is so enthused about AR potential he wants to "yell out and scream," according to a 9to5Mac report. So it's no big surprise to learn Ikea is developing its AR shopping app with Apple's help according to Digital.di.

Retail tech investment expectation bodes well for tool makers

A new Accenture Strategy report reveals greater tech investment by retailers could lead to $2.95 trillion in sales for technology makers. The reason? Retailers will be grabbing up new digital tools as consumers want and expect technology in the retail...

Macy's taking new approach to promotions, media, loyalty

Macy's aims to reconnect with loyal shoppers, lure in new shoppers and deploy a new mix of marketing media. All three efforts are tied to boosting sales and communication with shoppers, according to an Ad Age report. Stores will not...

Google aims to track shoppers beyond online behavior

Google wants to know what consumers are buying offline so it can hone its digital advertising strategy. The search giant is prepping a system that will move offline after an online consumer is done browsing to learn what they’re looking at and buying in brick-and-mortar stores.

Consumers have high level of trust when it comes to brand, claims report

Brand matters, at least to shoppers and there's a high level of trust still in play, according to a new Blackhawk Network survey. In fact, 91 percent of those polled trust their favorite brand "somewhat" or "very much." That reveals...

Millennials love burger discounts, Gen X favors Mexican fare price cuts

A new national consumer report regarding restaurant and take-out dining habits reveals 53 percent have at least one food/mobile app on their smartphone and 72 percent would rather dine at a restaurant than grab take-out. When it comes to discounts,...

Consumers love mobile browsing but mobile purchasing not so much

Delays in website load times are a prime reason today's mobile shoppers aren't purchasing via a mobile device as much as they are using the device for product search and browsing. In fact, while half of consumers tap smartphones for...

Shoppers favor digital over associates in product data search

A good number of consumers rely on a mobile device, rather than insight from a store associate, when it comes to researching a product and 77 percent are using a mobile device while in the store. In comparison, just 35...

Companies expand loyalty scheme in the UK

AEVI has partnered with U.K. startup Loyalzoo to bring their "merchant-first" digital loyalty card service to AEVI's global marketplace of value-added apps and services, according to a press release. Loyalzoo, a loyalty service provider for SME retailers, is fully integrated...

Wine retailer taps 3Cinteractive platform to create better mobile experience

Total Wine & More, a leading independent retailer of fine wines, is teaming with 3Cinteractive and its Switchblade platform for mobile coupon redemption and to boost brand engagement. The platform, according to a press release, will enable the wine retailer to deliver digital coupons via email that can be added to a customer's mobile wallet.

Retailers failing at personalization, claims study

Less than half of retailers are successfully driving a personalized consumer experience and even fewer are using advanced strategies to customize the shopping experience. Yet consumers are increasingly seeking both personalization and customization, according to a new Reflektion survey that...

YETI debuts first flagship boasting unique experience

Premium cooler and drinkware brand YETI's first flagship location in Austin, Texas boasts an engaging patron atmosphere aimed at inspiring shoppers to get out and enjoy nature. The brand, beloved by outdoor enthusiasts, ranches, hunters and angles, worked with Mood...

PacketZoom helps Sephora boost mobile connection, image views

Sephora is aiming to boost consumer mobile engagement and sales among international customers with a new launched mobile shopping app and the integration of PacketZoom Mobile Expresslane. The app, for consumers in Southeast Asia, had been experiencing latency issues. The...

BrightSign delivers digital signage to Cromwell Casino

BrightSign recently teamed up with Socialure to deploy more than 20 displays at Drai's Club, a Las Vegas night club owned by Cromwell Casino. BrightSign provided LS and XD media players to push content to the displays, according to a press release. The displays feature a range of content from advertisements to social media posts.

Tulip Retail, True Fit team up on a personal shopping experience

Tulip Retail and True Fit are partnering to foster a more personal in-store shopping experience and working with fashion brand kate spade to pilot the store associate-focused initiative. The quest is to provide shoppers with highly personalized fit, size and...

Survey: Promotions, discounts foundation for most loyalty programs

Promotions and discounts are the prime force behind customer loyalty programs despite the fact 75 percent of companies are slicing margins to offer the discounts, reveals a new SheerID survey. This year more than 84 percent of companies plan to...

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