August 24, 2015

It’s almost September, which can only mean one thing: The annual blizzard of holiday sales forecasts is about to begin, and this year eMarketer is one of the first out of the gate.

August 24, 2015

For retailers, holiday planning means organizing and optimizing the entire enterprise to adequately handle a sustained period of increased consumer demand.

August 18, 2015

The retail e-commerce landscape just got a little wider. D

August 14, 2015

Walmart had added to its online fulfillment capabilities.

August 12, 2015

Macy’s on Wednesday announced several key initiatives to drive its growth going forward, ranging from new store ventures to digital efforts to an international foray.

August 6, 2015

Shoppers are coming to retailers across a variety of channels and touch-points, and need to have a consistent and personalized experience wherever they are.

July 30, 2015

Whether you have sophisticated fraud prevention software or not, I recommend using these seven principles and processes to fight off e-commerce fraud.

July 28, 2015

Hilco Merchant Resources LLC (HMR), a provider of retail disposition services such as liquidation and acquisitions, has purchased online retail and daily deal e-commerce platform Deal Genius LLC.

July 24, 2015

Data security has been a hot topic in the world of retail IT lately. Based on some recent retail data security-related news items, I have compiled a list of two don’ts and one do when it comes to securing your data.

July 23, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking control of its e-commerce operations in China. 

July 22, 2015

If idle hands are the tool of the devil, then Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba Holding Group Inc. has very righteous hands.

July 22, 2015

It’s the question on every brand’s mind — how do I reach the millennial consumer?

July 22, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has made it clear with recent promotions that it has Amazon.com in its sights, and the retailer is now boning up on back-end fulfillment capability for its e-commerce business.

July 21, 2015

When a retailer includes the word “brain” right in its name, a certain level of operational intelligence is expected.

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 20, 2015

Alibaba Group is providing the Chinese arm of a major global CPG company direct access to the Chinese consumer market.

July 20, 2015

Pop star Taylor Swift has selected a Chinese e-commerce partner – and it isn’t Alibaba.

July 20, 2015

Let’s review three initial lessons the retail industry can learn from what some observers called the “summer Black Friday.”

July 16, 2015

Batteries Plus Bulbs, a 650-store chain specializing in batteries, lightbulbs and personal electronics repair, has a fairly traditional offering of products and services. But that doesn’t stop the retailer from delivering a modern omnichannel customer experience.

July 15, 2015

A former chief information officer at Walmart is joining retail technology firm Newgistics.

July 13, 2015

Retailers are investing heavily in their supply chains in order to cope with surging e-commerce volumes, but customer experience enhancements must be planned carefully if profitability is to be maintained.

July 9, 2015

Toys “R” Us is taking e-commerce into its own hands.

July 8, 2015

Nobody can accuse Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. of sitting back and resting on its past success.

July 7, 2015

In this, my 100th and final (except for an occasional contribution) Retail Rap, I wanted to tackle the big question: What’s next? Where is the retail industry — particularly brick-and-mortar — headed in the months and years ahead?