Retail & Ecommerce

The card network’s gross payment volume increased 8% YoY during Q4, but it anticipates a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter.

Search ads and retail media to aid Western Europe advertisers: Economic uncertainty to bolster use of ad channels that can deliver solid returns in 2023.

We expect retail sales growth to slow to 2.9% this year: That pullback in spending is leading retailers to cut staff to protect their bottom lines.

The feature lets customers view their 2022 spending patterns and suggests ways to improve financial habits in the new year.

Does a set of standards devalue retail media networks’ walled gardens? Unilever is trying to convince the industry that it doesn’t, and is urging competitors to come together.

Walmart is undergoing a “much broader shift,” said our analyst Sky Canaves on our “Behind the Numbers: Reimagining Retail” podcast. Where Walmart was once seen as primarily a retailer, it’s pivoting into tech and services. Walmart’s business remains rooted in grocery, but through its retail as a service and Walmart+ offerings, it’s expanding that flywheel.

Consumers expect to spend nearly 10% more on Valentine’s Day this year: And nearly one-third plan to give the gift of an experience, the highest share ever.

Becoming Amazon’s strategic payments partner in the US, Canada, and Europe can help Stripe bolster its processing business.

Attracting and retaining retail employees isn’t easy: But it's critical to delivering a high-quality customer experience. That’s why Walmart and others are boosting wages.

This year, US retail returns volume will reach $627.34 billion, representing 8.5% of all retail sales, according to our forecast. After surging in 2020 and 2021 (due to the pandemic ecommerce boom and stimulus-driven boost in consumer spending), growth normalized last year and will continue to slow through 2024.

As consumers balance the cost of necessities with the desire to splurge, secondhand luxury is a sweet spot, giving shoppers a way to treat themselves without breaking the bank. The category, which was valued at €43 billion ($45.21 billion) in 2022, will continue to grow, driven by cost-conscious and sustainability-minded consumers.

Bank of America, JPMorgan, and other banks are creating a digital wallet to compete with Apple Pay and PayPal—but there’s one catch.

Potential UPS strike hastens last-mile diversification: Rival FedEx, as well as local carriers and retailers’ logistics services, are reaping the rewards as companies try to minimize disruption.

As many as 25 celebrities and influencers have launched beauty brands over the course of the last three years, according to Business Insider. While some (like Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez) have exploded, others (particularly those founded by social media influencers) are having a hard time finding their footing. What does it take to build a successful celebrity beauty brand?

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Walmart’s fledgling retail media business made big gains in Q4: Ad spending on the platform rose 31% YoY thanks in part to the ads’ growing effectiveness.

Payment startups might be better off cutting costs and scaling back expansion plans until the funding climate improves.