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.
Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed Kevin Metz vp/e-commerce and Vanathy Lakshmi vp/digital product.
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.
Deloitte, in analysis of its 2018 Back-to-College Survey, has determined that consumer enthusiasm for online back-to-school shopping isn’t shifting toward digital channels in the way it once was.
According to the Deloitte annual retail, wholesale and distribution outlook, stores and human employees remain core to retail sector growth, although an omnichannel environment requires new business models and human capital modernization to maintain profitability.
A survey from IFTTT, which provides software that facilitates the use of services, indicated that 58% of consumers in the U.S. change their shopping preferences during the holiday season, with the majority shifting to shop online more toward the end of the year.