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  1. Operations & Supply Chain
As Uber continues to build out its logistics business, Uber Freight will acquire Transplace for $2.25 billion, including up to $750 million in Uber Technologies common stock with the remainder in cash from TPG Capital. . The combined companies will seek to combine Uber Freight’s network of digitally-enabled carriers with the Transplace shipper technology and […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Consumer shopping habits have shifted irreversibly towards ecommerce in the past two years. For many, every day has become a holiday as new packages arrive from their favorite online retailers. One surprising aspect of this shift is how retailers have adapted their businesses in response. According to Mirakl’s Enterprise Marketplace Index (“the Index”), while traditional […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Christmas came early for three vendors in the threat intelligence and attack surface management space this past week. In a reported all-cash $500 million deal (no need for layaway when your market cap is north of $2 trillion), Microsoft acquired threat intelligence and attack surface management vendor RiskIQ. In Europe, Swedish vulnerability risk management firm […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – Consumers plan to spend record amounts for both school and college supplies as families and students plan to return to in-person classrooms this fall, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The pandemic forced parents and their school-aged children to quickly adapt to […]
  1. Fun & Humor
I was struck by this observation from Ron Carucci in his HBR article last month on returning to the office: “If the transition to WFH wasn’t challenging enough, the transition back to the office may prove even more difficult.  “Our brains will be looking for familiar routines to “return” to that simply won’t be there. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON — Retail sales grew in June after dipping month-to-month in May, in a sign that the industry is benefiting from an improving economy. Retail sales rose 0.6% in June, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, which also revised data for May to show sales falling 1.7% instead of declining 1.3% as previously reported. Many […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Our research suggests an uptick in interest among brands to pursue the hybrid model on Amazon. This means brands would maintain their 1P retail relationship with Amazon’s retail team while also offering assortment on the 3P marketplace, either via the brand itself or through a partnership with another 3P seller. Brands are intrigued by […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has announced plans to hire up to 50,000 employees between now and Labor Day. “At Dollar General, we are uniquely positioned as the nation’s largest retailer by store count to serve customers through our expansive network and provide access to careers in the communities we call home,” said Kathy Reardon, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-July from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on live-streaming marketplaces, payment services, social commerce, headless commerce, customer experience, multichannel fulfillment, and holiday marketing. The post Ecommerce Product Releases: July 15, 2021 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Technology & Innovation
After the successful launch of VeeFriends, the 500 hours of research, and hundreds more hours spent in Discord groups of other NFT projects, I’m very excited to announce a brand new chapter in the VaynerX world. Introducing, VaynerNFT!  VaynerNFT is the latest VaynerX venture and my next step in doubling down in the NFT space. […]
  1. Data & Insights
Nothing about 2020 was normal — in fact, for many retailers, the phrase ‘hindsight is 2020’ is one they should reconsider using.   However, in the midst of all the challenges the year brought, the retail trends we saw last holiday season won’t just be a change in what’s been a norm — instead, they’ll […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
No “hot” tech trend is safe from scrutiny — and NFTs are no exception. Although NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have garnered a lot of buzz in cryptocurrency circles, executives in potentially impacted industries — namely retail and digital media — have questioned their staying power. But that hasn’t stopped digitally driven brands, such as e.l.f. […]
  1. CPG: Food
BATTLE CREEK, Mich.— Ahead of the theatrical release of MGM’s animated sequel “The Addams Family 2” on Oct. 1, Kellogg Co. is teaming up with the studio with limited-edition cereals and snacks and in-pack giveaways. The limited-edition cereals — Kellogg’s Froot Loops, Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes and Kellogg’s Apple Jacks — have been transformed for […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
With more than 800 stores and another 250 to 300 pop-up locations during its Halloween high season, as well as a strong DTC site, Party City has a pretty solid presence on the U.S. retail scene. Nevertheless, in 2018 the party goods retailer went a step further and began selling on Amazon as well. The […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Whether you’re sending a newsletter, welcome message, product announcement, or holiday greetings, there are plenty of customizable email templates to match your brand and design on any device. Here is a list of responsive email templates. The post 275 Free, Responsive Email Templates appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Media & Marketing
Overall UK footfall levels in June saw little improvement on the previous month, although retail parks and shopping centres experienced an uptick, according to research from the British Retail Consortium and Sensormatic IQ. Total footfall decreased by 27.6% in June (Yo2Y), with a 0.1 percentage point improvement from May. Footfall is down on pre-pandemic levels, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 269 is a recap of Amazon and Instacart news as well as other industry news. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Breaking News: Instacart has appointed Facebook executive Fidji […]
  1. Data & Insights
eCommerce has been a watershed year for the past 16 months or so.  The first ten months (March to December 2020 including the Holiday season) were unprecedented given that customers decided to spend less than usual due to the pandemic impacting the overall economy, especially their spending threshold towards non-essential goods. And yet, eCommerce sales […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Whether your business is engaged purely online or accepts transactions through physical stores, it needs to be digitally present. For you to stay ahead of the game, you must keep up with digital innovations and apply up-to-date marketing strategies. Although digital marketing is already a familiar and staple strategy for many establishments, some industries and […]

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Here’s what was interesting in Retail today: Coca-Cola spurs 42% revenue growth (now $10.1B) after returning to pre-pandemic marketing spend (which doubled YOY). They invested in innovation, quality, and targeted allocation with their increased spend and beat earnings and revenue expectations in Q2. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond Open Doors To Third-Party Boutiques. The Store-within-a-store […]
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Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]