Albertsons is starting an initiative to make its online grocery shopping websites and mobile applications more accessible and usable for shoppers with disabilities.
Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest consumer view survey released by the National Retail Federation.
Lamps Plus is offering a text link for consumers who want to send questions to their local Lamps Plus store, where employees will reply.
According to market research firm Euromonitor International, digital wellness, autonomous outlets, voice, customer-led experiences and the expansion of super apps will have the most impact on the omnichannel retail scene as the year proceeds.
QVC has unveiled a new visual identity, logo and a new app for iPhone devices, designed to enrich the video-based shopping experiences QVC offers, particularly in the mobile platform.
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
So, just what does tick off consumers shopping for the holidays?
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.
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.
Results emerging from the 33rd annual Deloitte holiday shopping survey include a second year of online shopping gains as consumers said they expect to spend 57% of their budgets online and 36% in brick and mortar stores.
At a Demo Day event in Minneapolis, Target noted that half of the retail-focused startups that participate in its retail accelerator program have entered formal agreements to test and pilot their products and services with the company.