This holiday season, Walmart has added new features to make online shopping easier for gift givers, the company announced, including new categories in the Gift Finder tool, new ways to inform customers which items can be sent as a gift and a new eGift Card feature in the Walmart app.
A new study from Bed Bath & Beyond dubbed “Enjoy the Present” suggests that consumers in the United States are ready to try new ways of celebrating the holidays.
Best Buy reported a banner third quarter, with net sales and comps surging as consumers continued to purchase a diverse range of home products for their homebound lifestyles.
Growth in comparable store sales in the U.S. and digital revenues drove Ace Hardware to a big third quarter.
According to a Placer.ai whitepaper report, the 2020 holiday shopping season kicked into high gear long before the leaves changed colors, with consumer concerns over unemployment and uncertainty about meeting-up with friends and families to exchange holiday gifts prompting consideration of new ways to celebrate, not to mention Amazon’s shift of Prime Day.
JuniperWeb, an e-commerce website development tool powered by IMC_di, International Market Center’s digital innovations division, has launched www.bethanylowe.com as its first proprietary B2B site for the gift and home sector.
TJX did better than it thought it might in the third quarter, the company maintained, as HomeGoods performed particularly well and as the parent began taking steps to launch a dedicated e-commerce operation for the banner. Digital sales at homegoods.com will begin next year.
Target sales made big strides in the third quarter with online revenues, supported by omnichannel services such as buy online pickup at store, a critical driver, even if the stores themselves had a strong performance.
In a challenge not only to drug store chains but mass merchants and supermarket operators boosting their wellness credentials via pharmacy and related medical services, Amazon has launched two new pharmacy offerings designed to help customers conveniently purchase their prescription medications.
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase, Walmart third quarter sales and earnings maintain momentum as consumers turn to it, in store and online, to meet their ongoing needs.
Deloitte has released the latest edition of the company’s “Global State of the Consumer Tracker,” which points to gains in consumer confidence and convenience-based shopping habits.
In a deal that reduces its role in the Japanese retail market, Walmart has signed a definitive agreement with investment firm KKR & Co. and Internet services provider Rakuten under which KKR will purchase a majority stake and a new Rakuten subsidiary will purchase a minority stake in Seiyu GK at $1.6 billion.