Retail & Ecommerce

The Payment Systems Regulator’s proposal could restore trust in P2P payments and mobile wallets—and could serve as a model for US regulators.

Podcasting’s questionable metrics could hurt its ad business: Major podcasters spent millions on mobile game ads that dramatically inflated listenership.

More businesses engage with creators: $5 billion will be spent on influencer marketing this year, up more than $1 billion from 2021, in part driven by the return of travel and travel marketing.

Rising prices aren’t cooling consumer demand: Even with consumer confidence ticking up and wages increasing, there could be storm clouds ahead.

POS Go lets merchants accept cards and mobile wallets on the go and can appeal to those seeking unified commerce tools.

LTK thinks the time is ripe for a social commerce foray: The app is integrating shopping just as Meta and TikTok cool off on commerce.

Participation in Halloween activities will be back up to pre-pandemic levels this year, with 69% of consumers planning to celebrate (up from 65% last year and 68% in 2019), according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Recurring revenue is the key to long-term success for connected fitness: Peloton and Mirror take steps to get people to buy their gear—the first step toward getting them to subscribe.

The top five digital grocers in the US will capture 67.2% of the country’s grocery ecommerce sales in 2022. That figure will rise slightly over the next two years, with leaders Walmart Inc. and Amazon growing their shares by about 1 percentage point each.

On today's episode, we discuss how marketers can provide a compelling, complete, and differentiated product experience that meets consumers' expectations across every channel. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top three most important trends in retail automation. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Yory Wurmser and senior director of product marketing at Akeneo Ali Hanyaloglu.

The DoorDash Rewards Mastercard can help the bank boost spending and build out its co-brand portfolio.

Retailers’ theft-prevention strategies risk alienating consumers: But Home Depot, Wegmans, and Best Buy show the difficulties of striking a balance between shopper satisfaction and store security.

Last week, thousands of consumer packaged goods (CPG) and grocery leaders gathered at Groceryshop 2022, including our own chief content officer Zia Wigder and analyst Andrew Lipsman.

Shopify’s latest product launches promise to help calm the waters for cross-border selling, but it isn’t likely to be entirely smooth sailing. Join our analyst Bill Fisher as he hosts analysts Paul Briggs and Carina Perkins to discuss the opportunities and threats to cross-border trading around the world.

The two co-brand Visa credit cards can help increase customer loyalty for Samsung and bolster Axis Bank’s market share.

Podcasts go multilingual: As podcast listeners grow and become more diverse, demand for content in different languages is also picking up.

Amazon’s second shopping event for Prime members will take place October 11 and 12. The event, called the Prime Early Access Sale, will be virtually the same as Amazon’s Prime Day held earlier this year.