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'A resurgence of physical retail': Retailers report upticks in store sales

It wasn't too long ago that analysts bemoaned the onset of the “retail apocalypse,” but retail earnings reports coming out in the past two weeks have ......


Ross Stores On Tap Amid 'Best Retail Earnings Quarter In Eight Years'

Amid a good year for retail, one that Retail Metrics calls the "best retail earnings quarter in eight years," Target (TGT) and Williams-Sonoma (WSM) ......


Retailers Must Optimise Omnichannel; Mobile for Millennials

Over half of shoppers in the UK believe that retailers need to offer a more seamless experience between online and offline commerce to retain their custom, according to research by PushON. The research shows that retails should invest in technology that enables a better omnichannel experience. For more than...


Lessons In Global Supply Chain Management

It's widely accepted that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link – and based on the past few weeks, it appears some global supply chain links are ......


Alibaba's Revenue Jumps 61 Percent

Heavy spending in new areas has helped spur growth at the expense of profit margins as Alibaba reduces its reliance on a core e-commerce business facing increased competition from JD.com and Pinduoduo....


Lessons In Global Supply Chain Management

It's widely accepted that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link – and based on the past few weeks, it appears some global supply chain links are ......


Williams-Sonoma delivers as furniture sales move online

Williams-Sonoma on Wednesday said that second quarter net revenue rose 6.1% to $1.28 billion from $1.20 billion a year ago, as comparable sales grew 4.6%. E-commerce net revenue rose 8.9% to $687 million from $631 million in the year-ago period and accelerated to 53.9% of total company net revenues,...


Williams-Sonoma delivers as furniture sales move online

Williams-Sonoma on Wednesday said that second quarter net revenue rose 6.1% to $1.28 billion from $1.20 billion a year ago, as comparable sales grew 4.6%. E-commerce net revenue rose 8.9% to $687 million from $631 million in the year-ago period and accelerated to 53.9% of total company net revenues,...


Lovisa to launch e-commerce site

Jewellery retailer Lovisa has revealed plans to launch an e-commerce site in FY19. The company earned $217 million in revenue for the 2017-18 financial year, a 21.4 per cent increase over the previous year's $178.7 million, while net profit after tax rose by 23.8 per cent to reach $36...


Can malls use high-tech concepts to create new gathering spots?

Entertainment firms are filling former retail spaces with high-tech experiences like Two Bit Circus, a mini-digital amusement -More
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How will Google bust into brick and mortar?

It's reportedly only a matter of time before Google signs the lease on its first permanent brick-and-mortar store. While Google hasn't responded to Retail Dive's request for information, nor has it spoken publicly to other publications, retail insiders aren't holding back speculation over what a move into physical retail...


Chinese Whispers: Alibaba’s First Fashion Show in China, and More

Fashion magazine Marie Claire China gets an upgrade, and. Alibaba will host its first fashion show in Hangzhou next month - LadyMax. China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba is going to host its first-ever fashion runway show in Hangzhou, China, on September 13, as an integral part of the company's...


Meet Abao, the Tagalog-Speaking Robot Who'll Help You Find Stuff Faster in Supermarkets

Abao the robot greets guests at the NKG manufacturing plant in Batangas. Rolling around in its wheels and blinking its wide eyes from a digital screen, Abao is a service robot made under NKG's New Era AI Robotics subsidiary. According to NKG officials, the robot is equipped with features...


Interview with MPP Global SVP Melissa Pegus on subscription commerce, media business dynamics and workplace diversity

Melissa has an extensive background in e-commerce and subscription business models and currently a member of the senior executive team at MPP. Subscription commerce is a growing trend among brands and retailers and MPP helps companies with the payment as well as other aspects of the subscription mode. Subscription...


Singapore retail continues to battle headwinds and new supply

Singapore's retail property market continued to see signs of volatility in the second quarter, highlighting challenges from e-commerce and new supply facing the sector. After a promising first quarter, when retail rents in Singapore showed a slight uptick of 0.1 percent, rents slipped 1.1 percent in the second quarter...


Luxury Shudders as China's Tech Sector Stumbles

This week, everyone will be talking about China's troubled tech sector, indie beauty brands and retail earnings. Read our BoF Professional Cheat Sheet....


Chinese Whispers: Alibaba’s First Fashion Show in China, and More

Fashion magazine Marie Claire China gets an upgrade, and. Alibaba will host its first fashion show in Hangzhou next month - LadyMax. China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba is going to host its first-ever fashion runway show in Hangzhou, China, on September 13, as an integral part of the company's...


Chinese Whispers: Alibaba’s First Fashion Show in China, and More

Fashion magazine Marie Claire China gets an upgrade, and. Alibaba will host its first fashion show in Hangzhou next month - LadyMax. China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba is going to host its first-ever fashion runway show in Hangzhou, China, on September 13, as an integral part of the company's...


Google Retail Store Possibly Opening Up In Chicago

Google isn't like Apple in that it doesn't have a retail presence at home and abroad. However, it appears that the company is finally thinking about testing the retail waters. According to a new report, a Google retail store is being planned for Chicago which would be its first...


Amazon's secretive Cambridge Alexa start-up doubles revenue and headcount

A secretive Cambridge technology start-up acquired by Amazon that helped pioneer the Amazon Echo smart speaker has doubled its headcount and revenues. Evi Technologies, which is owned by Amazon and was responsible for a significant part of the development of its Alexa artificial intelligence technology, doubled its revenues in...