September 23, 2015

Front-end customer engagement is only as good as its back-end support.

September 16, 2015

The London-based global specialty fashion retailer Topshop is  helping customers pin down their favorite colors.

September 15, 2015

Marketers and consumers are both discovering mobile apps in a big way.

September 14, 2015

Although email has reached the point it is often considered a “legacy” technology, email marketing efforts still provide substantial ROI.

September 11, 2015

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, was named “Retailer of the Year” at the World Retail Awards gala dinner in Rome, Italy.

September 11, 2015

The marketing head of a major Internet company has heard the siren call of Hollywood.

September 4, 2015

Marketers are largely not conscious of the full potential social images (such as Instagram posts) hold for their email marketing efforts.

September 1, 2015 is piloting a program that delivers products from farmers markets to consumer tables (or at least their front doors). 

August 5, 2015

Target Corp. has made its first major foray into beacon technology as the retailer continues to look for ways to enhance the in-store shopping experience with digital tools.

July 28, 2015

While the buzzing sounds and dings of dial-up Internet access may seem like quaint relics of the turn of the century, the fact remains that millions of Americans lack even that level of Web connectivity.

July 27, 2015

Drone-based delivery may still be far from an everyday reality, but likely players including Google and Amazon are already thinking about traffic control.

July 22, 2015

Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of test preparation company The Princeton Review and online tutoring company, has been elected to The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. board of directors.

July 21, 2015 is moving to put concerns about the reliability of its suppliers to rest.

July 21, 2015

Simon Venture Group, the corporate investment arm of Simon Property Group, is among the companies saying yes to light-based data collection.

July 21, 2015

While paid search and email marketing still top retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers.

July 20, 2015

Yahoo Inc. has initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to spin off its remaining holdings in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. into a new public company called Aabaco Holdings Inc.

June 24, 2015

Retail real estate giant Simon has announced the winners of its inaugural 'Simon Launch,” a retail startup competition aimed at uncovering, investing in, and accelerating top startups in the retail industry.

June 18, 2015

Alibaba wants to put a robot, specifically one named Pepper, in your home — or store.

June 16, 2015

According to the global Ecommerce Quarterly report from Monetate, personalized, relevant product recommendations help brands avoid this issue of decline in conversion and add-to-cart rates.

June 12, 2015

Debra Berman, former chief marketing office of J.C. Penney, is joining Yahoo in the new position of senior VP of consumer marketing, effective July 6.

June 2, 2015

Fabric and craft specialty retailer Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is one of the partners for Pinterest’s new Buyable Pins, which is the social networking site’s first crack at e-commerce.

June 2, 2015, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Lowe’s, has increased conversions by 14% with customized product videos from Treepodia.

May 26, 2015

EBay Inc. is planning to roll out a service called Promoted Listings that will let sellers pay a percentage of sales resulting from listings that receive special promotion on the site.

May 18, 2015

A lot of attention has been paid to a variety of technologies currently disrupting retail, like beacons and wearable devices. Here are three technologies still in the development phase that hold potential to radically disrupt retail, and even life as we know it, in the next 10 years: