Topic: Retail

This Online Estate Sale Site Has Digs as Cool as the Virtual Auctions It Hosts

Everything But The House’s Southern California oasis

For all those estate sale lovers who have a penchant for, perhaps, a seat from Crosley Field or a set of bronzed baby-shoes bookends, online auction site Everything But The…

One of Retail's Most Recognizable Logos and the Minneapolis PR Man Who Created It

Target's bull's-eye hasn't changed in almost 50 years

Stewart K. Widdess probably didn't think he was making history. For the time being, all he had to make was a name and a logo. It was 1961, and Widdess…

Ad-Tech Firm Criteo Just Acquired Ecommerce Startup HookLogic for $250 Million

Digital ads space continues to consolidate

In the second notable acquisition of the past couple of days, French ad-tech company Criteo has bought startup HookLogic to beef up its ecommerce capabilities for advertisers. HookLogic works with retail… Is a Stone's Throw From Manhattan and Packs Big Personality

In its HQ designed to look like a box

No one was surprised when Walmart snatched up burgeoning online retailer for a cool $3.3 billion in early August. The year-old ecommerce site headquartered in Hoboken, N.J., had been…

Walmart Buys Ecommerce Startup for $3 Billion to Compete Online With Amazon

Technology expertise will accelerate app sales

As more shopping moves to desktops and smartphones and growing competition from Amazon, Walmart is snatching up startup for $3 billion. With, Walmart is adding technology expertise to its…

Check Out Sonos' First Storefront, a Glowing Shrine to Music and Home Acoustics

Can we just move in?

For its first brick-and-mortar store, located in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, Sonos is showing customers how its products could both sound—and feel—in their homes. The acoustics of a physical space…

5 Trends That Are Radically Reshaping Shopper Marketing

Brands take retail real-time with VR, beacons and other tactics

Malls are lumbering, claustrophobic dinosaurs, while anchor stores like Macy's and Kohl's are shuttering hundreds of locations. Fresh Direct and Peapod make it easier and quicker to stock a cupboard…

West Elm Is Lifting Sales by Using Customers' Instagram Photos in Facebook Carousel Ads

Return on spend better than normal

West Elm, the furniture and housewares retailer, has been consistently testing user-generated content (UGC) across channels for the last few years, mining pictures from the #mywestelm hashtag. More recently, it…

Why Victoria's Secret Won't Be Mailing Out Any More Catalogs

A $150 million expense that no longer spurred sales

If you want to see the Victoria's Secret Angels, you'll have to follow them on Instagram, because the lingerie brand is discontinuing its iconic catalog. The L Brands-owned retailer has been…

How Chipotle's Food Scares May Be Affecting Foot Traffic and Sales

Foursquare predicts sizable declines

Foursquare's data points are becoming a bigger part of its business, and this week it flexed a little muscle in that regard. Based on its Place Insights analytics tools, the mobile-app…