Retail & Ecommerce

Plagued with supply chain issues and climbing operating costs, the first half 2022 has put footwear on its heels.

Consumer spending on travel soars in Q2: That’s why companies like Airbnb and American Airlines are far more bullish than retailers about their outlooks for the rest of the year.

The all-cash deal values Atlanta-based EVO Payments at $4B and can help Global Payments improve its B2B offerings.

Until last year, worldwide ecommerce sales growth had always exceeded 20% per annum.

In this video, Sam Ngo, director, product marketing at BlueConic, shares how technology brings personalization to life. Ngo, who is responsible for helping customers realize the potential in their first-party data, also shares examples of how famed beer brand Heineken USA approached its data management and analytics decisions. Ngo, who joined BlueConic after spending years at Forrester Research covering the social intelligence space, shows how marketers can achieve personalization to better give consumers the tailored experiences they expect. Watch the video above.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss the state of consumer spending, inflationary pressures, and other numbers to keep an eye on. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top three companies that will ride out this time of economic uncertainty smoothly—and discuss one we think will have a tougher time. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Andrew Lipsman.

While others are struggling, luxury brands are taking a victory lap.

Mastercard’s gross dollar volume increased 14% YoY in Q2. The firm said it’s ramping up value-added services and investing in innovation to sustain growth.

This year is like no other. Retailers of all sizes will need to react to supply chain woes to get a better handle on their cost of goods and therefore margins.

Here’s a snapshot of the retail licensing market.

As privacy regulations and third-party cookie deprecation change the digital landscape, brands are seeing poor performance from what were once primary growth channels. Now, in a swing back in time, brands are re-evaluating top-of-the-funnel forms of marketing like TV to drive performance. In this video, Marketing Architects' Angela Voss shares how recent progress in automatic content recognition technology, programmatic buying, and more has helped brand marketers see the impact of TV and the benefits of sticking with it.

Amazon lets shoppers get products delivered from nearby stores: The new program offers another benefit to Prime members at the same time it weaves other retailers into the Amazon ecosystem.

Dick Durbin and Roger Marshall have drafted a bill that will let merchants route Visa and Mastercard credit card transactions to alternative networks.

Even an ecommerce slowdown isn’t enough to break Amazon’s stride: The company reported strong sales and ad growth as it leans harder on Prime Day to drive momentum.

Ariel Kaye, founder and CEO at Parachute, spoke with Insider Intelligence about creating a lifestyle brand within the competitive home market category.

There will be about 94 million users on TikTok by the end of this year. As the platform pushes further into commerce in the US, our Reimagining Retail podcast team weighed in on which communities are having the greatest impact.

The economy looks very different to high-income consumers: Luxury sales continue to soar, while lower-income shoppers rethink their priorities.