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.
In a global Mastercard study conducted in 15 markets around the world, consumers demonstrated that they are moving away from cash and opting for contact-free and digital payments experiences, and they may not go back to old habits even after the COVID-19 pandemic wanes.
Coronavirus-related circumstances and the capabilities the company has developed to serve customers in new ways contributed to big gains The Kroger Co. made in the first quarter, the company asserted.
The new Deloitte report “The future is coming … but still one day at a time,” analyzes market trends that led the consulting firm to identify seven trends that will affect retailers and the vendors who support them as the market emerges from the coronavirus crisis.
Staples U.S. Retail will collaborate with Instacart in the launch of same-day delivery from more than 1,000 of the retailer’s locations in the United States.
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts has adopted e-commerce in an initiative that builds on a company-wide restructuring effort, with the online element meant to serve “a new generation of digitally empowered consumers,” company president Anthony Piperno told HomeWorldBusiness.com
As consumers hit the stores and e-commerce outlets during the upcoming holiday season, one in three shoppers is expected to purchase products for the home, according to The NPD Group’s 2018 Holiday Purchase Intentions survey.
According to Adobe Digital Insights, United States online holiday spending looks to increase 14.8% year-over-year to $124.1 billion.
Hayneedle.com has launched two partnerships, with TV show This Old House and western lifestyle magazine Sunset, respectively, that feature on-side versions of its partners’ current Idea Homes.
According to research from Deloitte, omnichannel may not be enough for retailers serving middle class consumers to succeed.
Target has turned around its digital operations by streamlining the company’s e-commerce infrastructure, said Mike McNamara, the company’s evp/chief information and digital officer, at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York, saving hundreds of millions of dollars while increasing effectiveness.