GLOBAL

New research reveals traditional retailers intensify focus on omnichannel approach

A new study finds that traditional 'bricks and mortar' retailers are seeking to buttress their ailing offline-store activities with the development of integrated online engagement channels...

10 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

UNITED STATES

Report reveals customer aftermarket is afterthought for manufacturers

A new report reveals discrepancies in how manufacturers and retailers view and approach post-purchase revenue, profit and relationship-building opportunities in the aftermarket service sector...

12 Oct 2017

GLOBAL

Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy...

29 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China...

28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Amazon testing cashier-free retail store

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon on Monday unveiled a new kind of retail store, with no cashiers...

6 Dec 2016

UNITED STATES

Amazon launches full on-demand music streaming service in US

NEW YORK - Online giant Amazon launched an expanded on-demand music streaming service in the US on Wednesday, taking on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music with a cut-price offer for users of its Echo speakers...

13 Oct 2016

UNITED STATES

IMA final call for entries: Deadline extended to 15 January

NEW YORK CITY, US: Due to a high number of requests for a deadline extension we will continue to accept submissions until 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time, 15 January...

8 Jan 2015

UNITED STATES

Amazon allows some buyers to 'make an offer'

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Amazon said on Tuesday it would allow online haggling between buyers and sellers for some items sold by third parties using the US online retail giant...

10 Dec 2014

UNITED STATES

Expand your online retail business internationally

WALTHAM, US: One of the wisest decisions you can make to expand your online retail business is to start selling your products internationally.

By Preciouse Gross 19 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

Study highlights digital wallet market potential and current adoption barriers

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has the 'Digital Wallet Road Map 2013', a study which measures consumer awareness, perceptions and intent to use current digital wallet offerings. The study found that digital wallets, which store a virtual copy of the contents of a consumer's physical wallet to facilitate online or offline retail transactions, only had awareness among 51% of US consumers for wallets other than PayPal.

5 Feb 2013

UNITED STATES

First ever US$7bn online spending week brings holiday season spending to US$35bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season.

22 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 37 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date US$26.6bn has been spent online, marking a 13% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

11 Dec 2012

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