Prescriptions and Remedies for a Retail Revival
Trigo Raises $22 Million To Scale Checkout-Free Technology
by [email protected] (Glenn Taylor) on September 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm
Trigo, a computer vision platform providing checkout-free technology to grocery retailers, has raised $22 million in a Series A funding round. With the funds, Trigo seeks to scale its technology in […]
BJ’s Wholesale Club Promotes Chief Commercial Officer To President
by [email protected] (Glenn Taylor) on September 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm
BJ’s Wholesale Club has promoted current EVP and Chief Commercial Officer Lee Delaney to President of the company. With the promotion, Delaney takes the President title from Chairman and CEO […]
Equal Parts Launches As Pattern’s First Direct-With-Consumer Brand
by Kaleigh Moore, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Today marks the first product launch from Pattern, a new family of brands founded by the team behind former branding company Gin Lane. Equal Parts is the company’s first articulation of a […]
Destination Maternity considers possible sale after dismal Q2
by Ben Unglesbee on September 17, 2019 at 3:55 pm
The struggling retailer said it was mulling strategic alternatives, both a possible merger and stand-alone options, as top-line, comparable and e-commerce sales fell.
What Brands Can Learn From Being Part of Prime Day
by Colin Darretta on September 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm
Amazon.com’s Prime Day has only happened four times, but it already gives new meaning to Christmas in July. Yes, the day has done wonders for Amazon, but it has also done the same for countless […]
Your Growth Checklist: 5 Dimensions of Scalability
by Chris Gerbig on September 17, 2019 at 3:33 pm
When an ambitious entrepreneur or leader launches a retail business — whether e-commerce or brick-and-mortar — one of the first and most pressing considerations should always be […]
What Aldi’s Expansion Plans Tell Us About The Current State Of Retail
by Natalie Berg, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm
I can count on one hand the number of UK retailers that can still get away with aggressive physical store expansion while broadly shunning e-commerce - Primark, Aldi and… yep, that’s it.
The ‘New’ Brand Community And The Innovators Behind It
by Steven Barr, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm
The new brand community model puts actual products second, and it is rooted in common values. Passions and interests are at the center of the community. This approach seems to forge more authenticity […]
Amazon’s Own Profits Might Be Hurt By Its Search Ranking System Too
by Kiri Masters, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm
With the WSJ's report, the concept of an even playing field was thrown out the window. However, while shoppers feel disappointed and brands feel betrayed, Amazon is also likely to feel the pinch on […]
Holiday sales growth could top 5%
by Daphne Howland on September 17, 2019 at 3:18 pm
Early prognostications of the retail season are coming in fairly robust, but some are accompanied by nerve-wracking asterisks.&nbs
Walmart reimagines once-defunct Scoop as private label fashion line
by Ben Unglesbee on September 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm
The boutique retailer, which closed its last stores more than three years ago, has a new life as an owned value brand for the retail giant.&nbs
Gap’s ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ Comes With An Expensive Price Tag
by Stacey Widlitz, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm
Thanks to huge "dis-synergies," the retailer's break-up rivals some of the most expensive divorces on record.
How to Gain a 360-Degree View of the Customer
by Judd Marcello on September 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm
We’ve all heard the advice: meet customers where they are. But what does that actually mean for modern marketers? Years ago, this strategy was fairly easy to execute as brands could focus on a […]
Bluemercury founders to depart Macy's
by Daphne Howland on September 17, 2019 at 2:37 pm
Barry and Marla Beck are leaving the beauty operation that has been a boon to the department store since its acquisition four years ago.
Amazon announces Chicago tech hub expansion, 400 new hires
by Tatiana Walk-Morris on September 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm
The company has created more than 11,000 full-time jobs and invested more than $4.4 billion in Illinois since 2010, it said.
Michael Kors led NYFW social media engagement
by Lisa Rowan on September 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm
Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger took a distant second and third, according to data from ListenFirst.
Walmart is Reviving Fashion Brand Scoop
by Joe Keenan on September 17, 2019 at 1:53 pm
Walmart said Monday it’s relaunching the once-beloved trendy New York fashion brand Scoop NYC on its website and in select stores. Scoop shuttered all 16 of its stores in New York City three […]
L'Oréal's Color&Co adds AR hair color try-ons
by Robert Williams on September 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm
The "See Yourself in Color" feature lets customers view before-and-after photos through Modiface, which L'Oréal acquired last year.
Brick-And-Mortar Fights Back: How Physical Retail Is Reselling Itself Amidst Digitization
by [email protected] (Molly Rowan Hamilton, Pearlfisher) on September 17, 2019 at 12:38 pm
Like any self-conscious Millennial, I’m painfully aware of my addiction to my screen. I use it to do everything. I chat, I read, I work, I share, I show-off, I sleuth. But one thing I detest […]
Empathy: the key to marketing to millennials
by by the Quad Marketing Solutions Team on September 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm
To connect with millennials, marketers blend digital and traditional media, with an empathic understanding of what motivates individuals day-to-day.
Walmart’s Got The Upper Hand In The Grocery Delivery Battle
by George Anderson, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Walmart announced last week that it is expanding its grocery delivery subscription program, Delivery Unlimited, to 1,400 stores across the country.
Trigo raises $22M to scale checkout-free retail POS
on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
Revel Systems debuts concierge services for retailers
on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am
The Quiet Robot Revolution That Can Unlock A Trillion Dollars In Retail Efficiency: Meet Tally
by Marco Annunziata, Contributor on September 17, 2019 at 8:48 am
Simbe Robotics' AI and robot solutions can help unlock close to a trillion dollars of value by boosting efficiency in retail and supply chains.
How TikTok can help brands get on Christmas wish lists
by Robert Williams on September 16, 2019 at 9:43 pm
Hashtag challenges are one way to boost awareness with the app's younger audience ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
R|Evolution Opens First Pop-Up For Rotating Digital Brands In Long Island
by [email protected] (Glenn Taylor) on September 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Online brands seeking exposure without spending heavily on physical overhead and infrastructure are in luck, as a new store experience has arrived dedicated to “flipping retail on its […]
Gap, J. Crew, Hudson’s Bay And The Unrelenting Collapse Of The Middle In Retail
by Steve Dennis, Contributor on September 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm
It finally seems that most people have caught up to the fact that reports of retail’s death are greatly exaggerated. But the middle is collapsing.
Old Navy Opening 800 Additional Stores
by [email protected] (Bryan Wassel) on September 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm
Old Navy has long-term plans to nearly double its store count, from 1,140 to approximately 2,000, as part of its forthcoming spinoff from Gap Inc. The expansion is part of the retailer’s […]
Workforce Empowerment: How Mobile Devices Can Benefit The Entire Enterprise
by [email protected] (Mike Diana) on September 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm
As mobile shopping becomes increasingly friction-free, brick-and-mortar retailers need to deliver an experience that can't be replicated — let alone improved — online. Mobile devices can […]
J.Crew’s Madewell Brand Files to Go Public
by Melissa Campanelli on September 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm
J.Crew announced last week that it has filed documents with regulators to prepare for an initial public offering for its fast-growing denim brand, Madewell. According to […]
How Luxottica Personalizes the Loyalty Experience Across Brands
by Joe Keenan on September 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm
In episode 213 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Brian Venuti, vice president of loyalty and CRM at Luxottica, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of […]
3 Tips for Retailers to Navigate Mobile’s Growth and Complexities
by Arun Gupta on September 16, 2019 at 4:25 pm
The ease of e-commerce continues to radically shift how consumers shop. With mobile expected to account for 74 percent of all e-commerce transactions in 2021, retailers are now placing a greater […]
J.Crew Spins Off Madewell, Which Files For IPO
by [email protected] (Glenn Taylor) on September 16, 2019 at 4:15 pm
J.Crew is spinning off its Madewell premium denim brand, filing an initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission for Madewell’s parent, Chinos Holdings Inc. […]
Telling the Same Story is a Key Differentiator for Your Brand
by Chris Wallace on September 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm
The digital era we live in gives consumers a world of choices. That means brands are competing for business more than ever before. Unfortunately, too many struggle to share their message in a way […]
Fast and free: How shipping expectations are changing retail
by Daphne Howland, Ben Unglesbee, Kaarin Vembar and Caroline Jansen on September 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Customers have come to expect speedy delivery from their favorite stores, but only some can keep up. Here are the three moves Retail Dive is watching.
E-Commerce Retailers Face Long-Term Challenges as Payment Fraud Damages Customer Trust
by Kevin Lee on September 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm
Today’s consumers demand instant and excellent shopping experiences. For many retail brands, if these expectations aren’t met, it can have major impacts on trust, loyalty and long-term […]
Amazon Launches Sponsored Display Advertising
by Kiri Masters, Contributor on September 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm
The new ad type addresses a big gap in Amazon’s pay-per-click advertising suite: the ability to retarget Amazon shoppers.
7-Eleven Will Host Second Annual Event For Emerging Brands
by [email protected] (Glenn Taylor) on September 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm
7-Eleven is hosting its second annual event for 65 emerging brands to make their case about why they deserve a spot on the convenience store’s shelves. The Brands with Heart event will take […]
6 Ways To Elevate A Brand On Amazon
by [email protected] (Vincent Vu, Lab 916) on September 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm
Online marketplaces, such as Amazon, provide sellers with the opportunity to get their products in front of a huge audience and boost sales. Many sellers want to know how they can increase their […]
Brand Personality: Not Just Marketing Fluff
by Nikki Baird, Contributor on September 16, 2019 at 12:40 pm
Brand personality used to be the realm of the fluffiest of marketing people. Now it’s the difference between customer engagement and complete irrelevancy – no matter how much you spend on […]
Activate Recap: 90% Of Enterprises Will Adopt AI By 2024, But ‘Pragmatic’ AI Will Dominate
by [email protected] (Glenn Taylor) on September 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Artificial intelligence and its impact on online product search is a hot topic for retailers, and it was the center of attention at the Activate 2019 conference held in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9-12. […]
These Three Sneaker Brands Dominated Back-To-School Sales
by Walter Loeb, Contributor on September 16, 2019 at 11:10 am
This year Vans, FILA and Puma dominated the back-to-school selling season.
California supermarket taps NCR Emerald POS platform
on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am
Walmart launching unlimited grocery delivery
on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the era of harmonic retail
on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am
DeAnn Campbell, retail strategy and research, Harbor Retail, is convinced the next evolutionary era heralds a shift beyond converged commerce to harmonic retail where online and offline experiences […]
Walgreens offers 3% cash back on Apple Card with Apple Pay deals
on September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am
Consumers Want Retailers To Make It Easy. Why Is That So Hard?
by Richard Kestenbaum, Contributor on September 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm
Retailers right now are talking about "making it easy" for consumers. It's harder than it sounds.
Convenience Meets Community: Kroger Rolls Into Neighborhood With Mobile Grocery Stores
by Shep Hyken, Contributor on September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am
The retail grocery industry often perceives putting a grocery store in a lower-income community as a risky business venture.
Influencer Of The Year: Gisou Founder, Negin Mirsalehi, Launches A Capsule Collection With Express
by Yola Robert, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm
Founder of Gisou and influencer of the year, Negin Mirsalehi, launched her first collection with Express at NYFW.
Madewell Files For IPO In Split From J.Crew
by Lauren Debter, Forbes Staff on September 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm
The fast-growing women's brand will be spun off from J.Crew, which is beset with challenges.
Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday – Oh My!
by Pat Farrell on September 13, 2019 at 8:41 pm
The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner. Don’t ruin your holiday spirit – get your marketing in gear today! Build fresh email and direct mail lists with Early Bird […]
What’s Next For SmileDirectClub After Its IPO?
by Kaleigh Moore, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 7:52 pm
After SmileDirectClub's IPO, retail and direct-to-consumer experts share their insights on what the future may hold for the company.
Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy Crocs’ Roasted On Social Media. But How Real Are They?
by Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff on September 13, 2019 at 7:07 pm
Twitter lampooned leaked images of the Croc-like foam clog.
How The New iPhone Camera Is Perfect For All Instagram Influencers
by Kyle Wong, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 5:09 pm
The new iPhone camera will further democratize creativity and create a slew of new influencers. Here's why.
How To: Delivering a superior subscription commerce experience
on September 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm
Chris Anton, executive vice president at SnapFulfil, explains why retailers must ensure they deliver the ultimate end-to-end experience to drive sales and meet customers' increasing demand for speed, […]
The Cannabis Market is Heating Up Faster Than Branders Can Define It
by Greg Petro, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 1:32 pm
At first glance, consumer-facing cannabis companies in the U. S. are confronted with a nearly impossible task—identifying consumer groups, discovering what they want, and learning how much […]
How The Founder Of S’well Found Her Purpose In Driving Sustainability
by MeiMei Fox, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm
S’well is a global brand on a mission to create positive change in the world by minimizing single-use plastic consumption through its creation of fashionable water bottles and, recently, […]
Summer Fridays Founder And Mega Influencer Marianna Hewitt Launches Denim Collaboration With DL1961
by Karin Eldor, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm
Lifestyle blogger and influencer, Marianna Hewitt, has gained recognition for her entrepreneurial prowess as the cofounder of bestselling skincare brand, Summer Fridays, and this fall she can add […]
Walmart’s First Healthcare Services ‘Super Center’ Opens
by Bruce Japsen, Contributor on September 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The first “Walmart Health” center opened Friday in Georgia, as a health facility offering more services than the 19 “Care Clinics” urgent care health centers Walmart has […]
Jockey debuts Long Island pop-up experience
on September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am