The number of US social buyers on Pinterest grew 30.5% in 2020, for a total of 12.0 million, per our estimates. By the end of 2021, that number will grow another 16.4% to reach 13.9 million.
Robots are taking over warehouses
About a third of K-12 students have already returned to class amid a fourth COVID-19 wave. While, earlier this year, analysts had predicted a very optimistic back-to-school (BTS) season for retailers and brands, not all is lost: Many parents still want to make school-related firsts and rites of passage as “normal” as possible for their children.
Delivery drones take flight
Shane Pittson is the vice president of growth at oral-care provider Quip, overseeing advertising efforts and consumer research, optimizing lifetime value and customer acquisition costs, and improving retention rates. We recently spoke with Pittson about creating buzz for a brand, gaining retail distribution, Quip's brief stint on dating apps, and more.
Retail health clinics + virtual primary care are the perfect pair: CVS rolled out Aetna Virtual Primary Care nationwide—we unpack how this shakes up the virtual primary care space and paves CVS’ path to success in digital health.
Lifestyle brand consumers buy into sustainability: Environmental sustainability is much more top of mind for lifestyle brand consumers, but US consumers were among the least engaged in trying to be sustainable day to day.
As retailers explore new strategies in H2 2021 and beyond, they will need to gain greater understanding of which consumer behaviors have shifted permanently, which will revert to those of pre-pandemic times, and which will settle somewhere in the middle.
here Etsy outperforms Amazon
The top 15 livestream shopping categories in China
Following a diminished need to refresh their wardrobe, consumers are excited to celebrate the holiday season in style. Watch Industry Voices: Holiday Preparedness with Banana Republic’s Jen Mullen, vice president and head of stores, to hear how the fashion retailer is applying learnings from last year to ensure a seamless holiday shopping experience.
China’s $315 billion social commerce lead
The top back-to-school ecommerce platforms
On today's episode, we discuss how resale is taking retail by storm, what will happen to fast fashion, and how much companies need to do in terms of sustainability in the eyes of the consumer. We then talk about how retail growth is getting on halfway through the year, what the pandemic did to small businesses, and what technology retailers are (and are not) doubling down on. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Cindy Liu.
Ecommerce sales at Walmart, including Sam's Club, will reach $67.39 billion in 2021, per our forecast.
We recently spoke with Joe Kudla, founder and CEO of Vuori, about the activewear brand’s upcoming brick-and-mortar expansion—including a pop-up in the Hamptons this summer—as well as its ongoing sustainability efforts.
On today's episode, we discuss some updates in the social audio landscape, whether convenience is outweighing price, if fashion rental can make a comeback, podcast ads versus other ad formats, changes in millennials' spending behaviors, how football players are similar to bears in more than just stature, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Nina Goetzen, forecasting analyst Peter Vahle, and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.
On today's episode, we discuss whether a digital bank can become a one-stop shop for everything and how consumers are paying for things differently. We then talk about where homeowners are spending the most money, why Etsy bought Depop, and what we expect from Prime Day 2021. Tune in to the discussion with CEO of Inter Shop (part of Banco Inter) Rodrigo Gouveia, eMarketer senior analyst Matteo Ceurvels, and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Cindy Liu.
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