Gap expanding physidigital strategy across Old Navy stores

Old Navy stores across the U.S. are now reflecting parent company Gap's customer experience strategy to blend the physical with the digital. Customers can now checkout anywhere in a store, via mobile devices, and buy online and pick up at...

Amazon moves into prescription drug business with PillPack purchase

Amazon is moving forward to purchase online pharmacy PillPack and the news caused Walgreens and CVS Health shares to take a dip. Bloomberg reports the acquisition will cost $1 billion and the deal should be completed by year's end.

Alabama gets another Amazon center

The first Alabama-based Amazon fulfillment center will be in Bessemer. Amazon, according to a press release.

Consumers embracing AR, online shopping

When it comes to e-commerce activity 10 percent of online shoppers have tried AR technology , according to a shopping and technology trends survey conducted by Adtaxi. The study also revealed 67 percent of online shoppers are ready to shop...

Nuggets testing blockchain e-commerce mobile app

Nuggets, an e-commerce payments and ID platform, has opened up its mobile app Alpha to iOS users. Nuggets uses blockchain technology to enable consumers to make e-commerce payments, log in to services, and verify their identities without having to share...

India ripe market for Amazon grocery, household product sales

Grocery items and household products will likely account for over half of Amazon's India business in the next five years and are already the largest category on Amazon in regard to what’s selling in India. Such growth will likely lead...

Mother's Day gift cost just under a C-note

Mother's Day shoppers will spend, on average, just under $100 buck this year, with baby boomers most likely to spend the least and generation xers likely to spend over a C-note. The most popular item for purchase will be a greeting card followed by flowers and a meal, according to a new Citi Retail Services survey.

Walmart, DoorDash team up on grocery delivery

Walmart and DoorDash are teaming up to expand Walmart's online grocery delivery service, beginning with the Atlanta metro market. The collaboration, according to a press release, is the beginning of a strategy that will extend the service to reach more...

Amazon on track to lead the apparel segment

Amazon is likely shoring up its fashion apparel strategy and according to Morgan Stanley it's on track to be the top U.S. apparel player this year. The big driver is the millennial shopper who has no qualms about buying fashion on line, according to a CNBC report.

Women like online shopping more than men, claims report

When it comes to ecommerce and online shopping it's women who are enthusiastic as male consumers tend to prefer shopping in brick-and-mortar retail locations. Male consumers are also less likely to embrace technology disruptors and like to see and touch...

Amazon extends Prime discount to Medicaid consumers

Amazon is offering Medicaid consumers its Prime membership for $5.99 a month, a big discount from its monthly $12.99 cost. The move is a discount program expansion, according to the New York Times, as Amazon first offered the same discount...

Etsy CEO: It's all about gross merchandise sales

Etsy, an online spot for selling handmade and antique crafts and items, is mainly focused on one financial point: gross merchandise sales. A Fortune report noted that the e-commerce marketplace is prepping for an IPO effort, and one reason may...

Walmart moves into the mattress business with new brand

The mattress industry just got a big new competitor as Walmart is moving in. The mega-retailer has launched its own online mattress brand, according to a New York Times report. The AllswellHome.com product line also includes bedding accessories and has its own website.

Amazon debuts its own health product line

Amazon is clearly taking on the big pharma and drugstore competition with its own special brand of health products. It has launched Basic Care, which is an exclusive line, according to a CNBC report, though the items are being manufactured...

Hopdoddy Burger Bar taps T3 to revamp web, mobile experience

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is revamping its web and mobile experience with the help of innovation agency T3. The Austin, Texas-based burger and beer joint aims to boost the online ordering into an exceptional customer experience and foster the fun vibe...

Walmart shares take a bit of a tumble

A boom in online sales is being cited as the main driver in an 8.6 percent share drop for Walmart. While the global retailer enjoyed robust holiday sales, lower product prices and online sales growth, the latter, which typically represents...

Amazon launching Whole Foods Market delivery service

Amazon Prime members living near a Whole Foods Market will be able to tap free 2-hour delivery as long as they're buying $35 in goods from the supermarket chain that Amazon bought in 2017. The service starts today in a...

Kroger, Alibaba in talks on partnership, claims report

Kroger and Alibaba are reportedly discussing a partnership, according to CNBC. The U.S.

Boxed.com may be focus of a bidding war

The Boxed.com start-up, which has been dubbed "Costco for millennials," is getting potential funding attention from some big names, including General Mills, according to a New York Post report. Also interested in investing in the New York-based tech company is...

Amazon Prime membership gets more expensive for some

Amazon is increasing the cost of its monthly Prime subscription service, from $10.99 to $12.99, which represents an increase of 18 percent. The increase, according to Recode, totals an extra $156 over 12 months.

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