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.

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...

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...

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...

Study: Consumers are spending, tapping social media, blogs for product research

A TD Bank study reveals 73 percent of consumers made a major purchase in the last year, and the biggest spenders are using social media and blogs to conduct product research. When it comes to brand loyalty and digital shopping,...

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...

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.

Sprouts extends home delivery with Instacart partnership

Healthy grocer Sprouts Farmers Market will soon be providing home delivery in all of its major markets via a partnership with Instacart. The expansion will begin with its stores in Arizona, according to a press release. Customers can order via...

Walmart testing new personal shopping experience

Walmart is reportedly tapping text to provide a new personalized shopping experience for the wealthy busy mom. The mega retailer, according to a Recode report, is beta testing a new service that will give shoppers item recommendations and allow purchase...

Innovative retail strategies help boost holiday sales to record-setting numbers

Holiday retail sales increased 4.9 percent over the previous year, marking the largest year-over-year increase since 2011, according to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse report. The report, which tracks retail spending by all payment types, found that consumer confidence, innovative retail...

7-Eleven testing mobile ordering for delivery, in-store pickup

7-Eleven is testing on-demand ordering for delivery or in-store pickup at select Dallas stores with its new 7-ElevenNOW smartphone app, according to a press release. Currently being tested in 10 downtown and uptown 7-Eleven stores in Dallas, 7-ElevenNOW is expected to roll out to other U.S. locations in 2018.

Target buys Shipt to shore up delivery strategy

Target is buying Shipt, a same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash in its strategy to boost fulfillment efforts. The news comes as retailers race to meet customer expectations now that they value speedy delivery over price, as Retail...

Amazon Alexa skills to feature payments

Software developers will soon have the opportunity to add Amazon Pay to the voice apps that are available from the Alexa Skills Store, according to an announcement Amazon made at a conference in Las Vegas this past week. Skills categories...

2018 will bring Lord & Taylor to Walmart.com shoppers

Walmart.com and Lord & Taylor are teaming up to launch a flagship store on Walmart's e-commerce site come Spring 2018. The collaborative brand store will provide a "specialized online experience," according to a press release. "Our goal is to create...

CVS Health delivering next-day service come the new year

CVS Health will debut next-day delivery of drugs and even same-day service come 2018. The new services efforts are the latest in an ongoing battle among retailers to give consumers the fastest product delivery possible and the latest shot by...

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