Beauty Features

Narrativ Unclogs the Product Search Path

Dermstore saw its return on investment soar 67 percent and revenues expanded more than 600 percent after partnering with Narrativ.

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Walmart employee Kenneth White scans items while conducting an exercise during a Walmart Academy class session at the store in North Bergen, N.JFuture of Work-Changing Retail, North Bergen, USA - 08 Nov 2017


Fired Walmart Exec Alleges Online Fraud Stemming From Amazon Rivalry

A former Walmart employee claims he was fired after voicing concerns over the behemoth’s e-commerce accounting, though the company says he is just “disgruntled.”

clock March 15, 2018Kali Hays

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Amazon Fashion: Slicing and Dicing the Assortment

Research suggests a heavy dependence on third-party sellers reflects “challenges striking deals with brands.”

clock March 15, 2018David Moin

A look from Mexx for spring.


Resurrecting Mexx With New Brand Image, Smaller Stores

The brand takes its cues from haute couture translated for its 25-year-old-plus customer.

clock March 13, 2018Sharon Edelson

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The Dangers of Selling on Amazon in the AI Era

At SXSW, Quantcast exec Steven Wolfe Pereira urges brands to consider who owns their customer data and relationships.

clock March 12, 2018Adriana Lee

Authentic Christie Brinkley skin care packaging.

Skin Care

Christie Brinkley Vows to Track Down, Halt Scammers

Counterfeiting is big business in beauty, where celebrity images are often used to bait consumers, but copycats products are what they really receive.

clock March 12, 2018Faye Brookman

Amazon Echo Plus is a smart speaker programmed with Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant app called Alexa to control home appliances such as TV and lights through human voiceAmazon Echo Plus at MID Base Tower Residence, Yokohama, Japan - 22 Nov 2017


Amazon, Google Voice Assistants Quickly Gaining Popularity

Sales of the devices are increasing, suggesting retailers may need to optimize for both.

clock March 9, 2018Kali Hays

Gen Z and Millennials rely on user reviews before they buy.


Value-Price Equation a Key Focus Among Gen Z and Millennial Crowd

They are influenced by user reviews, and tend to go to Amazon first for apparel searches.

clock March 8, 2018Vicki M. Young

Amazon's new Echo with Alexa, 2017


Voice Commerce Projected to Grow to $40B by 2022

Growing use of smart speakers from Amazon and Google, aided by advancements in AI technology, are pushing voice commerce to the forefront.

clock February 28, 2018Vicki M. Young

A modern dining room from Walmart.


Walmart Reinventing Apparel and Home

With Amazon and Target launching more apparel brands, Walmart was compelled to make a move on the category.

clock February 26, 2018Sharon Edelson

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Beauty Features

Cosmoprof North America Generates a Buzz Before Its Big July Show

CPNA has evolved into one of the most important beauty exhibitions in the U.S. This year a new feature will bow for upstart companies looking for exposure called Vanities.

clock February 23, 2018Faye Brookman

A look from Bonobos' Good Sport Collection.


Walmart Refocuses on Apparel as It Takes On Amazon

The retailer has discontinued some brands and launched others as it steps up its efforts in apparel and soft goods.

clock February 20, 2018Sharon Edelson

A worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before paydayWalmart-Worker Finances, Salem, USA - 05 Jun 2017


Walmart Misses EPS Target, E-commerce Growth Slows in Q4

Results reflect increasing competition with Amazon.

clock February 20, 2018Sharon Edelson


Critiquing Amazon: How to Outmaneuver the Giant

Retailers fear Amazon and its outsized growth but there are ways to compete.

clock February 15, 2018David Moin

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Human Resources

Amazon Says ‘Layoffs’ Are Annual Adjustments

The e-tailer is still hiring in several areas of the company.

clock February 13, 2018Kali Hays

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