HomeWorld’s first annual Retailers to Watch, in the November 6 issue, looks at eight retailers from various channels making big moves to reinforce their futures.
An Amazon.com marketplace discount initiative could pose a threat to MAP pricing, according to online marketing firm CPC Strategy.
In a third quarter conference call, Brian Olsavsky, Amazon.com svp/CFO, noted that the company would develop new retail-related enterprises that will help it build on brick-and-mortar initiatives such as the purchase of Whole Foods Market, the expansion of Amazon Books, the partnership with Kohl’s and the roll out of the Amazon Key in-home delivery service.
In what could be the latest union between major retailers, Walmart and Lord & Taylor are reportedly nearing a deal that would give the department store dedicated space on walmart.com.
Although it might be best known as a retailer of low-price branded products, market research firm One Click Retail, pointed out in a report that Amazon.com’s private label strategy has enjoyed success.