Business Features

U.S. Government Survey Shows Where the Time Goes

The report was based on a survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

clock June 28, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Digital devices will play an even bigger role in shopping experiences by 2026.


Magento Commerce Platform Teams With Payment Solutions Company Klarna

The two companies will offer a bundle of services under the partnership.

clock April 26, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

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Mastercard’s Predictive Analytics Solution Minimizes Risk for Retailers

The firm’s “Test & Learn” solution enables brands and retailers to experiment and innovate with mitigated risk.

clock April 26, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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Tax-Free Shopping Strong During Milan Design Week

Global Blue said the service registered a 7 percent increase compared to 2017.

clock April 26, 2018Martino Carrera

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Inturn Convenes Industry Executives to Trigger Dialogue on Retail Market Changes

Inturn held its first Working Capital Summit in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group on April 12 in New York.

clock April 17, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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Affirm’s New In-Store Loans Makes Luxury Affordable

PayPal cofounder’s payments company now offers loans for brick-and-mortar shopping.

clock March 19, 2018Adriana Lee

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Business Features

Think Tank: Fixated on Data? OK, but Don’t Forget the Customer

Sam Kliger, founder and chief executive officer of KWI, explains.

clock March 13, 2018Sam Kliger

People carry shopping bags outside a shopping mall in New York, New York, USA, 20 December 2017.Holiday shopping in New York, USA - 20 Dec 2017


U.S. Shoppers’ Credit Card Debt Now Exceeds Recession-Era Levels

Americans’ credit card debt has outstripped a post-recession record by billions of dollars.

clock March 8, 2018Kali Hays

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Data Strategy Only Growing More Important for Brands

How a new wave of advanced phones will fuel shopping.

clock February 28, 2018Adriana Lee



Augmented, Virtual Reality to Change How Consumers Shop

Here is why brands like Converse are already gearing up for the new technology.   

clock February 7, 2018Lauren Olsen

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Amazon SmileCodes Make Cosmo, Seventeen Mags Shoppable

Hearst Magazines aims to turn readers into shoppers with a quick phone scan.

clock February 1, 2018Adriana Lee

Holiday shopping in San Francisco.


Amazon, iTunes and Best Buy Top List of Resold Gift Cards

Wal-Mart came in fourth and was followed by Target, Starbucks, Apple and Macy’s.

clock December 27, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A shopper walks past a display at a JCPenney 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


Research Reveals Need for Retail Labor Cost Optimization

Lost sales and profits can result from inefficient labor practices.

clock December 18, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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


Study: Companies Need to Dig Deeper on Personalization

Using data to anticipate a need or want is one way to be hyper-relevant.

clock December 5, 2017Vicki M. Young

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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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The women’s area of the Hermes shoe salon in SoHo.


Hermès Paris Shoe Salon Bows in SoHo Offering Six Months of Eye Candy

clock 2hSharon Edelson

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