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  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
dot.LA reports that Amazon has opened its first clothing store – Amazon Style, located in the The Americana at Brand mall in Glendale, California, about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Here’s how the story describes the store: “The floor is massive – laying out original products from Amazon’s own apparel lines alongside name […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Nordstrom is expanding its business through new partnerships with other retailers and streamlining its styling services. The retailer will now offer Allbirds shoes as part of its sustainability push and sell ASOS products in a new immersive experience aimed at young shoppers. It will also eliminate the Trunk Club brand along, which featured the at-home […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With global e-commerce sales poised to be a $5.5 billion industry this year, startups in the e-commerce enablement software space are looking to carve out a niche in this huge market. One of those is Because, a startup developing no-code software connecting disparate data sources to automate high volumes of website updates. Founder and CEO […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg reports that fast grocery delivery company Jokr “will roll out a media platform to sell targeted advertising, in a bid to boost sales and get closer to profitability at a time when food delivery companies are under pressure from investors to stem losses … The New York-based company will use its trove of customer […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As a marketing tool, word of mouth outperforms paid advertising on multiple levels, according to Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In his keynote at the Retail Innovation Conference and Expo in Chicago, titled Creating a Contagious Brand: How to Drive Word-of-Mouth and Influence in an Always-On […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We had an open letter to Jeff Bezos the other day that was highly critical of a new Amazon Fresh store, prompting MNB reader Monte Stowell to write: This open letter to Jeff Bezos by the 69 year old shopper is a call to action by Jeff Bezos. Does one believe that Jeff Bezos is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
At Snap’s Partner Summit on Thursday, the Snapchat maker announced a number of new initiatives focused on using its AR technology to aid with online shopping. Most notably, the company is introducing a new in-app destination within Snapchat called “Dress Up” that will feature AR fashion and virtual try-on experiences, and it’s launching tools that […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
A bit more than a year after private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in Lengow, the company is expanding its product offering with the acquisition of Netrivals. The financial terms of the transaction haven’t been disclosed. Lengow is a software-as-a-service company focused on e-commerce automation. For instance, the company helps its […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“All these trends around shopper behaviors, COVID trends, [and] Amazon trends, all of this is leading toward video. I strongly believe that the future of commerce will start with video, and it’ll end with video.” — Ajay Bam, CEO and Co-Founder of Vyrill Take a look at most product pages on Amazon or even a […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Tamara Vukovic is an Account Specialist at Bobsled. At Bobsled, we are seeing an increasing number of reporting needs across multiple client accounts. From general analytics to specific inventory data, Vendor Central can generate many different types of reports based on your brand’s needs. Understanding how Vendor Central functions – and how to monitor your […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The Home Depot has tapped two technology veterans for high-level positions, naming of Matt Carey as EVP of Customer Experience, a newly created role, and Fahim Siddiqui as EVP and CIO. Carey will manage the vision, design and development of fresh solutions to create seamless experiences in-store, online and via mobile for Home Depot customers. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Inflation is hovering around 8%, and the average consumer now subscribes to five different services. There’s also the factor of subscription fatigue weighing on matters. Given these variables, is this a good time to add or launch a new subscription offering? “Absolutely,” Sanjay Kamble, vice president of product management at subscription commerce platform sticky.io, told […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Many innovative product startups dream of getting into stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Costco and more, but fail to think about whether that is even a good thing. Don’t get me wrong, getting your product into several thousand stores can be great, but if you’re not ready to handle that business your retail dreams may […]
  1. Channel: Club
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 290 we recap all the key trends and news from the ShopTalk 2022 tradeshow. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? ShopTalk held it’s first in-person show since 2019, May […]
  1. Data & Insights
Emerging technologies that will help retailers serve customers inside and outside the physical store are being highlighted in a worldwide competition hosted by T-Mobile U.S. and T-Labs, the research and development unit of Deutsche Telekom.  Dubbed the “T-Challenge,” the contest invites entries that aim to transform the retail industry by deploying 5G-powered extended reality (XR) […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Livestreaming. Social commerce. Augmented reality. Those are just some of the emerging technologies that use inspiration and interactivity to capture the customer’s attention and drive conversion to site. They’re exciting, buzzy and cool, and retailers can’t wait to try them. But to do it right, retailers first need to solve for what I call “inspiration […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Adding an effective search function to your e-commerce website isn’t a routine “check it off” task — it’s absolutely critical to your success. Online shoppers who use a search function are 1.8 times more likely to convert into a purchase, and 42 percent of those online shoppers begin their site visit by going to the […]
  1. Associates & Employees
MaineBiz reports that LL Bean has posted a 14 percent increase in annual revenues, generating a record $1.8 billion in sales, prompted by “pandemic-inspired consumer interest in outdoor activities, combined with L.L.Bean’s wholesale partnerships, new product offerings and international expansion.” At the same time, LL Bean announced a 20 percent bonus for its employees, which […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Shopify has entered the “link in bio” market with the launch of a new tool called “Linkpop,” the company announced on Tuesday. The new offering is aimed at creators and allows them to sell products directly from their Linkpop page. Creators and merchants can include important links on the page and also launch storefronts to […]
  1. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
Variety reports that Amazon has completed its purchase of the iconic movie studio MGM.  The $8.5 billion acquisition, according to the company, means that “the storied, nearly century-old studio — with more than 4,000 film titles, 17,000 TV episodes, 180 Academy Awards, and 100 Emmy Awards — will complement Prime Video and Amazon Studios’ work […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Jordan Witmer manages Retail Media and Performance Marketing at Johnson & Johnson. Particularly over the last 10 years, in the face of exploding competition from independents, legacy CPG brands have wrestled with what constitutes success when it comes to eCommerce and online marketing channels. For decades, national brands could rely on brand marketing driving awareness, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“I’m the #4 bottled water brand in the world, so I should be #4 on Amazon.” – Large global water brand. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not? This brand wasn’t #4 online—what’s more, they weren’t even on the first page of search results. Most of their products were out-of-stock […]
  1. Data & Insights
Whenever brands begin selling in a new category on Amazon – whether it’s their first category or just an expansion of existing business – a common question is the level of competition in that category. With new entrants, advertising is a must to jump start sales velocity, but the level of existing competition can help […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
History tells us that until a consumer hits “Buy,” they can easily change their mind or a competitor could snatch them away. At every step of the customer journey, a dozen brands are competing for their attention. That’s why you need to do everything you can to nudge potential customers along the path to purchase. […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Egyptian proptech startup Nawy, which began life in 2016 as an AI-driven property, listing has grown to offer brokerage services, supporting the closing of property deals. It is now looking for its next path of growth after connecting 40,000 buyers to sellers last year alone, winning the confidence of the Sawiris family — Egypt’s wealthiest […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Image courtesy of Snapchat   Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat, and other social technologies have changed e-commerce for good and brands are catching on. These days, consumers can make purchases without leaving their favorite platforms and that’s opened the doors for companies that want to break into social commerce.   Social commerce has existed for over […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Shopify Plus has done something incredible:  it’s brought enterprise-level eCommerce capabilities to companies on a reasonable budget.  What used to require entire teams to build and manage can now be had for just a few thousand dollars a month. But it’s by no means perfect.  From large catalogs to discounting rules, there are a few […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Our mission at Momentum Commerce is to be the most respected data-driven consultancy in ecommerce, and part and parcel to that goal is developing better ways of analyzing the marketplace and how individual brands can assess their standing. In practice, that means turning business questions into data questions, which can be clearly answered via careful […]

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  3. Corporate Strategy
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  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Department: HBC
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Data & Insights
  6. Shopper & Customer
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
  1. Retailer Media
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Retailer Media
  5. Data & Insights
Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Data & Insights
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Technology & Innovation
  7. Trends & External Forces
  8. Associates & Employees
  9. Merchandising
  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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