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Jetblack Event Touts E-Commerce Shopping Services

Jetblack held a press reception on November 13 and conducted a public event the next day, all to help spread the word about its new shopping service, one that combines e-commerce and customized concierge-style attention, with texting the key communications link between shoppers and the business.

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Jet Tailors Branding To Reach Urban Millennial Consumer

At a panel held last week in New York, David Echegoyen, chief customer officer at Jet.com, told the audience that the company’s recent refocus on the affluent, urban Millennial consumer represents not so much as a change in its approach to the marketplace as a shift driven in large measure by its purchase by Walmart.

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Walmart Spotlights Technology Innovation At Investors Meeting

On Tuesday, October 16, Walmart held its annual Investment Community Meeting, where executives emphasized Walmart’s leadership in technology innovation initiatives. The Shop the Room function that Walmart.com introduced in the online home department is one example of how the company has been evolving.

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Amazon, Whole Foods Ignite Grocery Digital Transformation: Part 2

In purchasing Whole Foods Market, Amazon became a major player in the grocery store channel, and also forced established retailers to go more boldly into the digital space. HomeWorld’s Supermarket Report looks at Amazon’s Whole Foods initiatives, online trends in the grocery channel and how technology is playing a key role.

Retail
Walmart To Acquire Bonobos

Walmart has taken another step to expand its presence in the world of e-commerce with the pending acquisition of Bonobos, a men’s apparel company, for $310 million in cash.

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Walmart’s Best Defense Is A Stronger Offense

In nominating HomeWorld’s 2017 Retailer of the Year (see the May 22 issue) after a shaky end to 2016 and beginning to this year for many operators, one particularly intriguing example of resilience was hard to ignore: Walmart U.S.

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