Party City partners up with Amazon in pilot program

Party City is teaming up with Amazon to sell an assortment of products, and a prime focus on Halloween items. The effort is a pilot program, according to a CNBC report, and it could be expanded next year. The goal,...

Amazon Prime members buy 100M items worldwide during Prime Day event

Amazon is celebrating its biggest global shopping event now that its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza has come to an end after 36 hours. Sales beat out Amazon's last Cyber Monday and Black Friday and even last year's Prime Day....

BJ's debuts PayPal checkout services

BJ's Wholesale Club announced an integration on BJs.com with PayPal, PayPal Credit and PayPal One Touch, according to a press release. "We're committed to making shopping easier and more convenient for our members, which is why we're excited to partner...

Walmart debuts 3D virtual shopping tour, ‘buy the room’ features

Walmart is launching two new ways for customers to shop, discover and be inspired by its home décor offerings. One is a 3D virtual shopping tour and the second is a feature called "buy the room," which allows shoppers to...

Amazon enjoys robust sales in Q2

Net sales spiked 39 percent, hitting $52.9 billion, in the second quarter for Amazon — a hefty jump compared to $38 billion a year ago. The omnichannel leader's net income hit $2.5 billion in the quarter, compared to $197 in...

CVS Health expanding delivery service

CVS Health will offer nationwide prescription delivery, as well as one and two-day home delivery for some specific items for a cost of $4.99. The expanding options, according to a New York Post report, will bring a higher-fee in some...

Biggest mobile shopping gripe: ads

Today's shoppers using a mobile device are frustrated due to too many ads and retailers need to make some changes to avoid losing loyal customers. That's the big takeaway from a new Usabilla study regarding online consumer experiences, according to...

Walmart testing new check-out service

Walmart is piloting a new "Check Out With Me" service in lawn and garden centers at more than 350 store locations nationwide. The service, according to a press release, is aimed at helping customers save time by having associates use...

Target makes beauty shopping a bit easier

Target is focused on making beauty shopping easier given it offers more than 1,000 beauty brands. It's taking a three-pronged approach to make product exploration and discovery easy that blends physical and digital to drive shopping convenience, according to a...

Walmart shutters Scan&Go due to consumer disinterest

There's no more Scan&Go happening at Walmart as the top retailer has shuttered the cashierless checkout app. The reason, according to a Business Insider report, was due to little shopper interest and participation. Walmart’s decision comes as its top competitor,...

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.

Shopgate names Michael Haze as strategy, solutions vice president

Michael Haze has been named vice president of strategy and solutions for Shopgate, and is the company's first product development-focused leader in the U.S. In this new executive role Haze will lead the company's focus on offering a mobile shopping...

Walmart mulling PillPack delivery service acquisition, claim reports

In yet another move to expand way beyond typical retailing Walmart is reportedly mulling the acquisition of medication delivery player PillPack. Discussion on the purchase, estimated by CNBC as under $1 billion, have been going on for months, according to...

Physical, digital melding together fast in retail

The lines between the physical and the digital is getting even more blurry, according to a NRF/Forrester study. The traditional retail experience and the online retail experience are melding given consumers expectations to shop in both environments in a seamless...

Walmart debuts new meal kits

In its quest to remain competitive with the growing number of food kit makers, Walmart is debuting a slew of its own meal kits and rolling them out to more than 2,000 stores during 2018. The meals will also be...

Millennials willing to pay more for a top mobile experience

Millennial consumers are willing to spend more if the return is a five-star mobile experience, according to a Worldpay research report. The research predicts mobile payment apps may become the "luxury shopping service" of the future despite the fact that the U.S. lags in terms of the global mobile app revolution.

Target revamps storm damaged location with next-gen strategy

A Texas-based Target location, shuttered following Hurricane Harvey in August, 2017, is now re-open and boasting the retailer's next generation strategy when it comes to technology and customer experience. The Humble-based store was left under eight feet of water after...

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...

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