ecommerce

Financials
Qurate Progresses In Fourth Quarter

In a fourth quarter when the company continued its integration efforts including those combining HSN and QVC operations, Qurate Retail recorded lower net income but increased sales growth across most of its retail platforms. 

Retail
ICSC: Retail Click-And-Collect Programs Gain With Consumers

As retailers continue to mesh together their brick-and-mortar and digital operations, a growing number of consumers are utilizing click-and-collect programs (buy online-pickup in-store) now offered by many leading chains, according to a survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Retail
Target Names Caruso CEO Of Shipt

Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt, a wholly owned subsidiary of Target, announced he will be departing the company to pursue his next entrepreneurial challenge. He will continue to serve as an advisor to the company. Kelly Caruso will join Shipt, effective immediately, as the new CEO.

Retail
Year Of The Store: Brick-And-Mortar Builds A New Foundation For Digital Age

Since this still-young century commenced, the onrush of e-commerce has commanded the attention of the retail industry, and housewares and home furnishings categories, but 2019 may mark a turning point in the prospects of the physical store as new ideas applied to brick-and-mortar operations offer consumers fresh and frequently intriguing propositions.

Retail
Walmart Acquires Startup Aspectiva

Walmart has acquired Aspectiva, an Israeli-based startup, for an undisclosed sum. As part of the acquisition, Aspectiva will be joining Walmart’s Store No. 8, the incubation arm launched by the retailer.

Retail
Target Launches Third-Party Selling Platform

Target is launching Target +, a curated assortment of products from third-party sellers on Target.com. An initiative in its early stages, it is designed to complement Target’s current assortment with selected additions in popular areas like home, toys, electronics and sporting goods.

Retail
Giant Launches Direct E-Commerce Hub

Giant Food Stores is launching Giant Direct, Powered by Peapod. The new brand will debut in the city of Lancaster, PA, with the opening of its new e-commerce hub at 235 North Reservoir Street, on Tuesday, February 12.  

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