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Retail & Ecommerce

US retail sales will hit $7.334 trillion this year, according to our forecast, a growth of 3.3% YoY. “Where we’re headed is something of a new normal of slower growth,” said our analyst Zak Stambor.

Amazon sees growth opportunities amid economic challenges: That's CEO Andy Jassy's key message in an optimistic letter to shareholders about navigating difficult terrain. (This article was written with the assistance of ChatGPT.)

Adding RTP-powered Instant Payouts to its Transfer product helps position Plaid for FedNow’s July launch.

Rivals are likely to spring up for Bloomberg’s recently unveiled generative AI platform. But they won’t have access to its Terminals' data.

Visa+ will connect Venmo and PayPal before expanding to other wallets. Here's what it means for P2P apps.

Walmart is shuttering four stores in Chicago: The retail giant says that the stores lose “tens of millions of dollars a year,” and their annual losses nearly doubled in the last five years.

Lemon8 makes a splash in US as lawmakers mull TikTok ban: New app quickly gains followers, but Chinese ownership could raise concern.

Apple’s MacBook mostly dodged holiday weakness a few quarters ago, but shipments fell 40.5% compared to the first three months of 2022. This trend could continue throughout the year.

If the deal is terminated, one of the largest retail portfolios could turn into an industry-leading digital innovation opportunity.

Retailers and the tech firms powering some of their RMNs are racing to give ad buyers access to more off-site inventory in formats ranging from CTV to digital out-of-home to in-store. But on-site has plenty of headroom left, as this new data from our forecast shows.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we conduct a physical examination of the US retail space: what do our new forecasts tell us, which categories are leading the charge (or struggling), and how is the banking debacle weighing on consumers purchasing decisions? Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four symptoms to pay attention to over the coming months. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Zak Stambor.

Albertsons’ earnings beat expectations as debate over its acquisition by Kroger rages on: A wave of antitrust concerns from consumers, employees, suppliers, and government officials is putting the deal in doubt.

In the US, just 18% of adults say they’ve used livestream and video ecommerce, according to an October 2022 Insider Intelligence survey with Bizrate Insights. Brands shouldn’t shy away from livestream shopping in the US, but they need to be intentional about how they implement it.

Many of the pandemic-era rewards used to entice credit card spending could prove costly for issuers this year.

Authenticity matters in ads: Some underrepresented groups are less pleased with their depiction in advertisements.

Latin America social network shifts to aid Instagram, TikTok, and Snap: Video-centric platforms are winning young users.

Few US merchants are selling goods on TikTok Shop: Many are reluctant to invest time and resources in the platform given the widespread speculation that it will be banned or sold.

Get the correct answers to our Big Question quiz in the eMarketer Retail Daily newsletter from Insider Intelligence.

While retail sales growth is expected to slow this year, ecommerce sales will grow by double digits to reach $1.148 trillion, buoyed by online grocery, health and personal care, and online resale. Here are five charts on the categories, retailers, and channels driving ecommerce growth

Its falling valuation and tapering growth show that payment firms must work harder to build volume and attract customers.