Generation Z loves shopping at the brick-and-mortar retailer

While the Generation Z shopper is a digital customer they still love going to the store to shop and that means retailers need to shore up on interactive engagement. The consumer segment, which will represent 2.6 billion marketplace by 2020,...

MaxMedia celebrating its 20th anniversary and launching new retail campaign

As Max Media hits a huge business milestone, its 20th year in business, the digital retail experience agency is also launching a new campaign focused on digital in-store experiences. It's also hosting a special event in January at its Retail...

Digital sales boost Target's Q3 earnings

Target is looking forward to the holiday sales season given robust financials in the third quarter thanks to back-to-school season and a boost in digital sales. Profit for the quarter was $608 million, an11 percent jump from $549 million compared...

Survey: Digital strategy key for retailer success

A digital e-commerce strategy is more critical than ever for retailers, as a new survey reveals that consumers love shopping online — especially on Amazon — during the holiday season. The Euclid Analytics consumer survey reveals that Facebook is the...

UGG upgrades stores with 3D projection

UGG, a footwear brand, has teamed up with Projection Artworks to deploy 3D projectors at select stores in Europe. The brand will use Projection Artwork's DisplayMapper solution to showcase new product features, according to a press release. The projectors will...

Female shoppers more lucrative than males, reveals new study

Marketers hoping to snag greater consumer attention need to focus on the female shopper, as women are most likely to buy via mobile devices and are less expensive to acquire compared to male shoppers.   That's the top reveal from Liftoff's Mobile Engagement Index, which analyzed 7.3 million app installs.

Report: Brands not doing well at understanding the customer

Despite big gains in technology across IT, marketing and customer relationship teams, some of the biggest brands are not doing a good job of understanding the customer. A new Amido report identifies six verticals struggling to build customer identity profiles,...

Amazon Prime now includes a Chicago beauty brand

Amazon Prime now offers one- and two-hour delivery of products from a Chicago beauty retailer. The store, Merz Apothecary, is the first beauty brand in the Prime service, according to an announcement. "Merz Apothecary is a family-owned, iconic destination in...

Guide offers retail email marketing tips, insight

Reputation is critical, and quality beats quantity when it comes to successful email marketing. Those are just two of nine tips regarding email marketing in a new Return Path guide. The guide notes the average consumer now gets seven marketing emails daily, and 14 percent of consumers are receiving more than 20.

Kohl's now home to Under Armour line

Under Armour and Kohl's are partnering up in what the two retail players believe will be a lucrative deal and a win for consumers seeking quality merchandise. "I am absolutely thrilled to announce our new partnership with Under Armour. This...

Why retailers should cater to deal-hunting college students

The research is clear: retailers offering back-to-college promotions and boasting a strong social media presence are bound for success. That's the finding of a new survey by Deloitte. The study reports parents expect to spend $1,345 on school supplies this year compared to college students, who plan to spend only $1,082.

Amazon opens Romeoville fulfillment center

Amazon.com is opening a fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois, according to a company press release. "We are excited to add this new fulfillment center in Romeoville," Akash Chauhan, VP of Amazon's North America Operations, said in the report. "Expanding our...

Klosebuy delivers online marketing platform for SMBs

The FenDak Group announced that its subsidiary KloseBuy Inc. is releasing a self-administered web and mobile marketing and loyalty platform for businesses come September. The concept is designed to increase sales and profitability, according to a press release, via a...

Digital marketing spend to jump big by 2020

A new Juniper Research study predicts spend on digital retail marketing will double by 2020, hitting $362 billion. Spend hit $174 billion last year, according to an announcement. Bluetooth beacon deployments will be a prime driver, as retailers tap the...

CVS Pharmacy moves to shred paper receipts with digital experience

CVS consumers won't be stuffing 20-inch cash register receipts into wallets for much longer as the retailer is moving to replace the traditional check-out transaction record with a digital approach. The digital strategy, slated to start early next month, will...

Barneys goes personal and to the cloud to boost customer engagement

Barneys New York is using a new personalization technology to boost customer experience at its new flagship Manhattan location. It's deployed RichRelevance's Cloud and ibeacon technology to enhance digital store aspects, according to an announcement. "The customer experience in this...

Wal-Mart teams with ChannelAdvisor to expand product portfolio

The partnership should make it easier for retailers to put products on the mega retailer's website.

Returning ecommerce consumers more cart active than new visitors

Research reveals dichotomy between new and returning retail customers.

Amazon expands Dash order options, list includes condoms and Slim Jims

Amazon shoppers now have a few more buttons to push to re-order favorite products, whether they're getting low on Slim Jim snacks, fearful of running out of Doritos and need to keep the condom supply steady.

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