August 4, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Inc. is tapping a former longtime partner at Goldman Sachs to oversee the online giant’s international growth.

August 3, 2015

Newly launched Amazon rival Jet.com promises to deliver the lowest prices available online through a dynamic pricing system that constantly scans the Internet for the best possible deals.

July 21, 2015

A new rival to Amazon.com has officially taken flight. Jet.com, a membership-based e-commerce platform that promises to beat Amazon Prime prices using “profit-free pricing,” launched as of July 21.

July 21, 2015

PayPal Inc.’s first day of trading as an independent public company on the Nasdaq stock exchange was a good one.

July 17, 2015

The former head merchant for Staples and former CEO of Borders has been named president and CEO of eBags Inc.

July 16, 2015

eBay is selling its enterprise business as it continues streamline operations in anticipation of its separation from PayPal Holdings Inc. on Friday.

July 14, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is not backing down in its challenge to the upcoming July 15 Amazon “Prime Day” event.

July 13, 2015

It’s no secret that a big part of Wal-Mart’s strategy is to maintain its market share in the face of competition from Amazon.com, and maybe even steal some away.

July 10, 2015

The upcoming spinoff of its PayPal unit may not be the only deal eBay Inc. has in the works.

July 1, 2015

Customers are less satisfied with fast food as their discretionary income improves and preferences shift in favor of quality over price.

June 30, 2015

Amazon.com is heading east with its Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted cloud computing platform – all the way to India.

June 30, 2015

The menswear market is hot. Men’s apparel sales in the United States rose 2% in 2014 to $61.3 billion, up from $60.8 billion in 2013.

And Men’s Wearhouse — one of North America’s largest menswear specialty retailers with 1,758 stores — has been taking note.

June 24, 2015

The higher numbers of store closings are far from over, and it would not be accurate to refer to 2015 as a total turnaround, but it does seem noteworthy that there are significant categories of retail that have aggressively moved to capitalize on opportunities.

June 24, 2015

Dutch supermarket giant Ahold has agreed to buy Belgian rival Delhaize, creating the sixth largest food retailer in the United States. Keith Anderson, VP of strategy & insights for Profitero, and formerly a retail analyst with RetailNet Group, offers his thoughts on what led to the merger, and what it may bring. 

June 24, 2015

The gap in prices between Amazon and Walmart.com’s grocery basket has widened in the past two months, according to a report by 360pi.

June 22, 2015

The home and lifestyle company that domestic diva Martha Stewart launched in 1997 has been acquired in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $353 million.

June 19, 2015

Office Depot shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposed $6.3 billion buyout offer from rival Staples Inc., with 99.5 % of the votes cast in favor of the merger.

June 17, 2015

One of the world’s largest retailers has undertaken a search for a new CEO to execute a massive transformation.

June 16, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly expanding the assortment of items eligible for free two-day shipping for members of its Prime paid loyalty program. 

June 5, 2015

Target Corp. will beat Amazon.com by following three core philosophies,  the retailer’s top digital executive (and former Amazon.com exec) Jason Goldberger said during a keynote address at the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exposition, in Chicago.

June 1, 2015

Amazon  is facing increased competition these days. In some of the more publicized developments, subscription-based e-commerce site Jet.com is taking off soon, EBay is piloting a service to compete with Amazon Prime in Germany, and Google is reportedly planning to introduce a “buy” button that will turn searches into transactions.

May 20, 2015

Staples Inc. reported a 39% decline in first-quarter profit amid declining sales and store closures.

May 18, 2015

It took close to a year, but Ann Inc., owner of the Ann Taylor and Loft banners, has followed the wishes of major shareholders including Engine Capital LP and Red Alder LLC and agreed to an approximate $2.15 billion buyout from specialty apparel rival Ascena Retail Group Inc.

May 14, 2015

Walmart will test a free online shipping service in summer 2015 that will serve as a competitor to the Amazon Prime service from Amazon.com.