The Chicago Tribune published stats from NPD Group yesterday (April 20), which looked at U.S. apparel sales over the past year.
The annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival is taking place in Indio, Calif. over the next two weekends (April 9-12 and 16-19) and the event is a place to see and be seen for young people from all over the world.
If you’ve been following the moves of some of the big-box retailers lately you’ve likely noticed the race to offer faster, cheaper delivery options is on. While industry on-lookers have been cautious about the effects that shipping costs can have on a retailer’s bottom line versus the benefit of attracting consumers, it’s clear that these “shipping wars” between the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target are making it appear difficult for other retailers to compete.
Fast Company published a feature article yesterday (March 23) on Gap Inc. and the company's new CEO, Art Peck (pictured above).
Mashable reported yesterday (Feb. 17) on "SNKRS," Nike's new mobile app directed at sneaker fanatics. "The app puts Nike's vast selection of shoes in the palm of your hand, mixing obsessive sneaker curation with ecommerce," wrote Mashable's Adario Strange.
Yesterday, I came across a SmartInsights blog post about integrating social with omnichannel retail, which identified three unique Facebook integrations I'd never seen before.
Cross-Channel Inventory Management Now Retail's Top Challenge
PC World reported today on new technology Facebook is using to track offline sales in order to serve targeted advertisements to its users.
TechCrunch reported today on Amazon's new "Make An Offer" option, which seems like a neat way for consumers to get a bit of “wiggle room” on prices, while making it easier for vendors to make a sale.
Mashable reported yesterday (Dec. 8) that Samsung has released its Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus, but the device only works in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 4 phablet.
A couple of news stories caught our attention today: Both were about social networks/platforms exploring ways to integrate e-commerce activity for users (and of course, for vendors).
Last week (Nov. 12), GroupM's digital boss said "Amazon will crush Australia's e-commerce like an Anaconda."