Amazon

“Soccer moms” — or everyday citizens with extra time and a ride, can tap into geolocation and machine learning-powered algorithms to connect package to consumer.

Technology

‘Soccer Mom’ Roadies Take on Amazon Prime Now

With funding of $62 million to date, Roadie’s footprint surpasses even that of Amazon Prime Now, covering 89 percent of U.S. households.

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A Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 15Earns Walmart, Houston, USA - 09 Nov 2018

Financial

Walmart Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King Is Out

The news comes as the fight for e-commerce sales in the U.S. is heating up

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Belei is Amazon's first private-label skin-care brand.

Beauty Features

Why Amazon’s Private Label Beauty Brand Matters

Amazon unveiled Belei, its first dedicated private-label skin-care brand, on Wednesday.

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Belei is Amazon's first private-label skin-care brand.

Skin Care

Amazon Releases Private Label Skin Care

Called Belei, the range sells serums, moisturizers and skin-care treatments for under $40.

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This, photo shows applications on an iPhone clockwise from top left, Target, Amazon, Sephora, JCPenny, Walmart, in New York. Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented realityNerdWallet Shopping Apps, New York, USA - 07 Feb 2018

Retail

Study Reveals Amazon at ‘Center’ of Customer Shopping Journey

The survey from Feedvisor found that consumers go to the online site first when looking for specific products.

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The Spotify shop at Topshop.

Legal

Apple’s Alleged App Store Monopoly Could Affect Other E-commerce Platforms

Fashion marketplaces, like Amazon, eBay and Farfetch, could have tighter regulations in the future if government officials determine Apple has a monopoly.

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Financial

As Amazon Takes the Lead, It Also Takes the Lead on Counterfeits

Having passed Walmart as the largest U.S. apparel and footwear merchant, Amazon steps to the fore and is increasingly facing the issue of fakes.

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SXSW 2019 in Austin, Tex.

Technology

SXSW Signals Adoption and Change for Tech

Amid the noise, some sweeping retail tech themes rang true at the festival.

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Technology

How Amazon’s Tackling Fashion Retail With Machine-Learning

The company is working on how to expand its fashion offerings through technology.

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Dawn Hudson and Maïmouna Doucouré.

Media

French Filmmakers Celebrate Women’s Day With Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Swarovski, granted a fellowship to French director Maïmouna Doucouré.

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Jeremy King, center, has been with Walmart for seven years.

Human Resources

On Staff: Walmart’s CTO Talks Behavioral Scientists, Robots and Poaching Silicon Valley’s Finest

Jeremy King explains how the retail giant’s new hires in tech — both humans and robots — are helping the company compete in the Amazon era.

clock March 8, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

People walk by the advertising for a Gap store on New York's Fifth Avenue. Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, gender and sexualityDiverse Advertising-Getting it Right, New York, USA - 23 Oct 2017

Financial

Store Closures Ramping Back Up

It might only be the beginning of March, but the sector has already seen a plethora of store closure announcements this year.

clock March 7, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Activewear remains a strong category for growth.

Financial

Kohl’s Momentum Continues With Activewear, Women’s Apparel

New collaborations and even gyms are bolstering the company’s growth.

clock March 5, 2019Kellie Ell

This, photo shows applications on an iPhone clockwise from top left, Target, Amazon, Sephora, JCPenny, Walmart, in New York. Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented realityNerdWallet Shopping Apps, New York, USA - 07 Feb 2018

Technology

Study: Amazon Passes Walmart to Become Number One for Apparel

Consumers are responding to a slew of private labels.

clock March 4, 2019Sharon Edelson

Simona and Diana Kubasova, cofounders of Fast Beauty Co.

Beauty Features

Behind Amazon’s Accelerator Program: Fast Beauty Brand Launches

Fast Beauty Co. is making products with short use times — five minutes — that are meant to be additive to overall skin regimens.

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