US retail news roundup includes: Teavana, NRF, Apple, Amazon, Retale, Costar, Echo, Siri and Google Home.
We cover who's making mobile retail news in every segment from fashion, fast food and fast mobile retail trucks to fake apps, free mobile payment apps in India and frustrated mobile customers at Starbucks.
Fresh into the New Year, we have a few 2016 retail reflections and a look at what's ahead in retail in 2017. Adobe said final year-end US e-commerce sales hit $91.7 billion, up 11% over 2015 and comprised 9% of $1 trillion in total retail sales.
Dick's Sporting Goods absorbs Golfsmith, 60 US stores will close. Watch and accessories retailer Fossil will close some of its 610 international stores the numbers have not yet been released. Office Depot continues plans to close 300 stores over five years including 65 in 2016 Q4. American Apparel may be planning a second bankruptcy after missing a $2.5 million payment to creditors. Performance Sports Group, maker of Bauer hockey and Easton baseball gear, announced bankruptcy plans.
Global consumers strongly prefer mobile apps for shopping over mobile websites mostly due to higher engagement, flexible use and social sharing appeal.
We're looking at 10 innovations in US retail to help retailers and marketers keep up with competitors including the big guys like Lowe's, Walmart and Bon-Ton as well as midsize innovators like Dollar General, Meijer and Kroger.
Gift cards are still the gift that keeps on giving with 2015 sales of $129.7 billion in the US, up 6.3% from 2014. Consumers now appreciate the flexibility and choices provided by gift cards.
Our focus today is a roundup of China news, innovations, new developments and trends. Chinese economy hasn’t recovered but big e-commerce players are still doing significant business inside the country and through outside investments and collaboration to bring in international ...
We know that mobile commerce is a force to be reckoned with in retail, e-commerce and business-to-business. Depending on the market, mobile commerce makes up anywhere from 25% to more than 50% of e-commerce business. From a slow start, it’s also ...