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Millennials do online research before they commit to making a purchase.

Retail

NRF Panel Discusses Impact of Amazon, Preferences of ‘Affluent Shoppers’

The First Insight Inc.-sponsored session was part of the National Retail Federation’s “Exhibitor Big Ideas” program.

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Retail

Today’s Consumer: Frugal, Community-Minded and Tech Savvy

Euromonitor International sees technologies such as augmented reality playing a key role this year.

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Technology

The Future of Retail Is AI-Powered and ‘Merchant-Imagined’

Accenture presented a new retail model during a panel session with WWD and the CFDA.

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Matthew Shay

Business Features

Think Tank: Building a Bright Future for Retail

Matthew Shay, president and chief executive officer of the National Retail Federation, said the industry is poised for success.

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Loop Commerce helped retailers offer better gifting options with digital GiftNow cards. Now, it's merging digital and physical with real cards for Gap's Athleta.

Technology

Loop Commerce Says Half of Gifters Used Platform for Post-Holiday Giving

The GiftNow service is offered by Target Corp., Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, among others.

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Retail

Amid Robust Online Sales Growth, a Dark Side Emerges

Optoro estimates that 5 billion pounds of waste is generated by returned products.

clock January 5, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

How data is collected and used can help firms be  more hyper-relevant to consumers.

Business Features

Executives Rate Speed-to-Market a High Priority, but Fail in Putting It Into Practice

The survey, conducted in the fall, also showed leveraging consumer insights as a top priority.

clock January 2, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Millennials do online research before they commit to making a purchase.

Retail

Direct Traffic Rules Global E-commerce — Especially in Fashion

Data from SEMrush revealed global traffic patterns as well as the success of online branding.

clock December 26, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A shopper rolls a full cart past a Santa figure with a countdown clock numbering the days until Christmas at a J.C. Penney store, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be outHoliday Shopping Black Friday, Seattle, USA - 24 Nov 2017

Business Features

Think Tank: Amid Holiday Rush, Retailers Need to Take Time to Study Trends

What the 2017 holiday shopping season can tell retailers about consumer preferences heading into 2018.

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Loop Commerce helped retailers offer better gifting options with digital GiftNow cards. Now, it's merging digital and physical with real cards for Gap's Athleta.

Technology

Loop Commerce Releases Holiday Consumer Behavior Data

Loop Commerce released survey findings from its GiftNow platform based on transactions from Black Friday through December 9.

clock December 21, 2017Tracey Greenstein

shopping, e-commerce, consumer behavior

Retail

As Shoppers Seek Better Experiences, Woo Them With Loyalty Programs

Anthony Bruce, chief executive officer of Applied Predictive Technologies, shares tactics to help retailers and brands succeed.

clock December 19, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Online fraud continues to grow.

Retail

Mitigating the Costly Impact of Online Fraud

Online fraud costs the industry $660,000 per hour, according to RSA research.

clock December 18, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Retail

Amazon, Ralph Lauren Most Popular Sites With International Shoppers

Top web sites were derived from the MyUS member base of 400,000 consumers.

clock December 18, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Retail

Buying Less, Wanting More: A Look at Millennial Shoppers

Younger consumers are said to be moving away from buying “things,” but there’s a lot behind the perceived shift.

clock December 4, 2017Kali Hays

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Retail

Australia Still Awaiting Amazon’s Full Debut

Months after opening a Melbourne warehouse, the e-tailer dashed expectations that it would launch a full marketplace on Thanksgiving.

clock November 24, 2017Kali Hays

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Travel to Wales

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