1. Retail Ecosystem
Poshmark has introduced Posh Party Live, daily events that will each be merchandised to a unique theme such as summer neutrals or luxury goods. Taking place daily at 2 p.m. Pacific, the new offering brings together the platform’s Posh Shows seller livestreams with its popular Posh Parties feature, which allow any seller to share listings […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The RealReal makes a concerted effort to keep counterfeit luxury items off the market, removing approximately 5,000 fakes each month (a total of 250,000 since 2011). So what are these faux handbags doing in a RealReal retail store located on NYC’s Canal Street, a notorious knockoff hub? The answer is simple: the fakes, identified by […]
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Our special guest this week is James Reinhart the pioneering CEO of ThredUp, the fast-growing online consignment and thrift store. We learn about James’ fascinating journey from teacher to entrepreneur and how his passion drives one of the most successful purpose-driven retail brands. We go deep on the drivers of the re-commerce market, how ThredUp differentiates […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ebay, the OG of online resale, has released its fourth annual Recommerce Report highlighting what many of us already know anecdotally — that the sale of secondhand goods is growing across categories and channels, especially as economic conditions continue to push consumers to seek out value pricing. In fact, saving money was the number one […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
Retail TouchPoints is announcing winners of the fifth annual Brand Experience Awards, a program designed to spotlight the brands and retailers that are reimagining and elevating customer experiences across all channels. This year, we’ve identified 24 organizations that have successfully differentiated through their loyalty programs, marketing strategies, in-store experiences and even their approach to last […]
  1. Department: Food
A significant shift has been observed in consumer behavior, with an increasing people expressing a keen interest in eco-friendly products and sustainable living. Retailers play a pivotal role in this transformation by offering environmentally friendly products and promoting sustainable practices through their business operations and marketing strategies. The influence of retailers is substantial, as they […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The retail industry covers many items you can’t live without—from the food you consume to the devices that make your life convenient. As such, it’s one of the highest-earning sectors worldwide. This wouldn’t have been possible without technologies and the ease of shipping. And this is where timber crates reign supreme. Industry estimates show that […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Choosing the right location for your company is essential since it will have a direct impact on your business success. The right location will boost your visibility, improve accessibility, and connect you with your target audience. If your business is very far from your target audience, they may not want to visit your space. So, […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
L’Occitane Groupe, the controlling shareholder of L’Occitane International, has submitted an offer to acquire the remaining shares of the French beauty retailer in a bid to take the company private. L’Occitane Groupe, which is controlled by former L’Occitane CEO Reinold Geiger, currently owns 72.64% of the company and is proposing a buyout of the remaining […]
  1. Corporate Finance
For the fifth year, Ebay is awarding $500,000 to small businesses with its Up & Running Grants program. The company will select 50 U.S.-based Ebay sellers that will each receive $10,000 grants to pay for tools and resources to grow their small businesses. Ebay also is offering each recipient $500 stipends that sellers can use […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Membership programs are quickly becoming 2024’s hottest accessory, whether you’re a luxury resale platform or an electronics ecommerce site. Online marketplaces Rebag and Newegg have joined the growing roster of retailers launching membership programs. This year alone, the list of retailers that have launched or beefed up their loyalty and membership programs includes Albertsons, Carter’s, PetSmart, Target, Sunglass […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Brands have been touting their green credentials and launching new initiatives all month in the leadup to Earth Day, and those efforts have peaked now that that April 22 has arrived. Among the brands that saved their announcements for the day itself are Kering, Marks & Spencer, Wrangler, Asics and Anthropologie, all of which showcased […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
A Nisa Local store, operated by LA Foods, in Islington has undertaken a modern refurbishment, reportedly leading to a significant boost in customer footfall. The Islington store has undergone an entire overhaul of its interior, upgrading from an outdated setup to a refined retail destination,… This story continues at Islington Nisa Local store reports footfall […]
  1. Data & Insights
Exciting news – our Q1 Home Furnishing Benchmark Report is now available! In this week’s newsletter, we’ll dive into the latest trends and insights from the furniture and mattress industry’s performance at the beginning of the year. Join us as we uncover what these trends signify for the months ahead and how they might shape […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Image courtesy Detoure Detoure, a resale marketplace that curates styles from influencers, will open its first permanent brick-and-mortar thrift store April 20 on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue. Over the past three years the site has hosted more than 50 pop-ups across the U.S. that regularly go viral on social media. Launched in 2021, Detoure sources secondhand […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Cambridgeshire forecourt operator Highland Group has refurbished its Childerley Gate Service Station into a ‘local shopping experience’ with an on-site farm shop and butchers recently launching. The forecourt operators purchased the Dry Drayton site eight years ago from BP and had operated a small Budgens… This story continues at Highland Group creates ‘shopping experience’ at […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Recently, there has been a noticeable change in consumer behavior driven by evolving expectations, shifting retail channel preferences, and varying brand shopping habits. From this disruption, three noteworthy emerging trends have surfaced: social media commerce, in-car commerce, and gaming commerce. This week, we dive into how these trends are reshaping the shopping experience for consumers […]
  1. Data & Insights
Throughout the years, the retail industry has faced numerous threats, ranging from IoT bot attacks to incidents of shoplifting and even promotional strategies that deter customers. To overcome these complex challenges, retailers need to stay alert, flexible, and use creative approaches to manage risks and maintain success in a competitive market. This week we dive […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Best Buy, one of the largest retail collectors of e-waste in the U.S., is partnering with Microsoft on a new activation designed to inspire consumers to recycle their unwanted laptops and tablets. During Earth Month in April, customers can bring in any eligible laptop or tablet to a Best Buy store for recycling and save […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Ascona Group has opened a Nisa Local store at Bridgwater Road Service Station in Bristol, enhancing its retail offer. Having announced the purchase of the forecourt in October 2023, the former Budgens store recently underwent a significant refurbishment and reopened again as a Nisa Local… This story continues at Ascona Group launches Nisa Local store […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Footwear from Dr. Martens is already designed for durability, but the brand will now be able to do even more for the environment with the launch of its ReWair resale program in the U.S. Technicians from Tersus Solutions will examine, repair and restore “pre-loved” Dr. Martens products to give each item a new life. As […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
On Friday, we reported: In Connecticut, the Trumbull Patch reports that “a petition calling for enhanced equipment and improved conditions at a Stop and Shop grocery store in Trumbull has garnered more than 400 signatures as of Thursday night. “The petition, titled ‘Enhance Equipment and Conditions at Stop & Shop Trumbull CT,’ was launched earlier […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
A Spar store in Lawthorn, near Irvine, North Ayrshire has received a brand new look and feel after being refitted. The 1,646sq ft store has been fully refurbished and now displays new energy efficient refrigeration, new shelving, flooring, ceiling, lighting and internal and external graphics.… This story continues at North Ayrshire Spar unveils new look […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
This installment of our weekly rundown includes tools for generative AI, cross-border payments, recommerce, email marketing, shopping carts, B2B, customer management, and more. The post New Ecommerce Tools: March 4, 2024 appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
J.Crew has already gotten its feet wet in the circular economy, launching a resale program in partnership with its sister brand Madewell in January 2023. Now, the brand has partnered with SuperCircle for a swimwear takeback program focused on responsibly recycling swimwear that would otherwise end up in landfills. The “Second-Life Swim” program will be […]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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