Holiday & Events

Articles about holidays and special retail events.

  1. Media & Marketing
We’re recording live this week from the just wrapped GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas. Our guest this week is Tim Simmons, SVP & Chief Product Officer of Sam’s Club, who takes  us deep into the transformation process that he’s been helping lead. We learn how Walmart and Sam’s Club have been evolving and accelerating the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As part of its ongoing quest to meet its customers wherever they are, Walmart on Monday launched two new immersive virtual experiences on Roblox, a metaverse gaming platform. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces are meant to offer unique interactive content and entertainment for Gen Z shoppers, allowing […]
  1. Holiday & Events
The majority of Brits (80%) are concerned about spending this Christmas, according to new research from customer insights platform, QuMind. 60% of Brits expect to spend less on Christmas this year, with one in 10 (11%) reporting they will reduce Christmas spending by 50% or more compared to last year. The research, conducted to understand […]
  1. Retailer Media
This is the fourth of an ongoing series profiling Momentum Commerce team members (MCs for short). Click here to see more of our team, and be sure to check out our open roles! Before coming to Momentum Commerce, what was your experience in the eCommerce space? During college is when I first started developing an […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Walmart will launch three new returns options as part of its “No Concerns” campaign to accommodate early holiday shopping. Beginning in Oct. 1, 2022, Walmart will introduce: An extended Holiday Guarantee returns period allowing customers to return eligible purchases made on or after Oct. 1, 2022, through Jan. 31, 2023; Curbside returns, which will allow […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Even though it’s only very early fall, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in many of the stores that we go. Santa must be anticipating a mad rush on limited supplies as multiple major retail chains already have their trees and trimmings out for sale.  Typically, late summer and early fall is […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retailers are working feverishly behind the scenes to optimize their e-commerce operations for the upcoming 2022 holiday shopping season. This year, retailers will face some of the same challenges they did during the 2021 holiday shopping season — with additional new challenges brought about by excess inventory, inflation and general volatility, uncertainty, chaos and ambiguity […]
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. — With more shoppers opting to save time by ordering groceries online, Food Lion announces the expansion of its Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service to 24 more stores in North Carolina and Kentucky, beginning Sept. 26. Food Lion is offering shoppers their first pickup for free. The launch of this service comes […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Walmart is launching two new immersive experiences on the Roblox metaverse platform: Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play. The former will bring fashion, style, beauty and entertainment items to the Roblox community of over 52 million daily users. The latter, meanwhile, is pitched as “the ultimate virtual toy destination in Roblox, just in time […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 26, 2022 — Hold onto your headsets! Today, Walmart is announcing the launch of two new immersive experiences in the metaverse mega-platform, Roblox. Called Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play, the spaces offer unique interactive content and entertainment for customers, bringing to life the best of Walmart’s ‘isles’ in a virtual […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Macy’s plans to add more than 41,000 full- and part-time workers heading into the upcoming Christmas selling season. The retailer said it was looking to fill positions at its namesake chain, supply chain locations and call centers as well as those at Bloomingdale’s and Blue Mercury.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The new 48-hour event gives Prime members exclusive early access to holiday deals, including on must-have brands like Peloton and New Balance, and Amazon’s lowest prices of the year on select   products from brands like Caudalie , Murad, and Philips Sonicare Amazon’s first-ever Top 100 list will
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
With 2 million third-party sellers accounting for more than half of its retail revenue, Amazon’s relationship with the businesses that sell on its platform has become essential to its success. As those sellers have become more successful though, they have also become more powerful …and more demanding. Many are no longer content to exist solely […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Bed Bath & Beyond is looking to sign deals with popular direct-to-consumer brands to generate customer traffic during the holiday season. The retailer is currently looking to fill merchandise holes with its own brand products.
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Advertising Age reports that Amazon said that its Thursday Night Football game a week ago – the first that was exclusively streamed on Amazon Prime Video – brought in a total of 15.3 million viewers across all platforms, and Nielsen said the game averaged 13 million viewers across the length of the game. “Across all […]
  1. Data & Insights
The holiday season encompasses the next three months in the form of Halloween by the end of next month to Christmas and New Year by the end of the year. But the most important or ‘peak’ holiday season lies between the two (in November this time) in the form of Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]
  1. Holiday & Events
In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail’s Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss key learnings from this past July’s Prime Day that can help brands maximize success during the iteration of the sale as well as the upcoming holiday shopping season. This topic was covered in Total Retail’s recently published article, “Prime Day […]

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CFO Richard Galanti says customers not trading down to private label Costco Wholesale has followed up one strong fiscal year with another. The Issaquah, Wash.-based warehouse club chain posted double-digit net and comparable sales growth for its fiscal 2022 fourth quarter and full year, while topping Wall Street’s consensus earnings-per-share forecast for both periods. Related: Costco […]
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures whose funding rounds have been making headlines, including Swiftly, Ryft, Instant Commerce, and 1MRobotics. 1. Ryft Ryft, a PSD2 compliant payments system firm, has raised a seed round, led by SFC Capital. Additional investors include the ex-founder of Shutterstock and the founder of LoveFilm. This brings Ryft’s total […]
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Axios reports that “Walmart+ members in some U.S. markets will be able to schedule to have returns picked up from their doorsteps starting the first week in October … ‘Return Pickup from Home’ is scheduled by app.” Walmart says that “members won’t need to provide a box or a label – simply hand off the […]

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