Ann-Marie Alcántara

Ann-Marie Alcántara

Ann-Marie Alcántara is a retail reporter for Adweek, focusing on direct-to-consumer brands and ecommerce. She's cataloged the rise of DTC brands as they disrupt retail and how incumbent brands are fighting back. Previously, Ann-Marie was an assistant tech editor at PopSugar, where she covered consumer tech. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, BuzzFeed and more.

Under Armour’s Founder Kevin Plank on the Brand’s New Vision

Plank, now the activewear maker's brand chief, on how it's pursuing innovation and understanding its customer.

This Holiday Season, U.S. Online Sales Grew to $142.5 Billion

According to a new report from Adobe Analytics, holiday sales in the U.S. grew 13% year-over-year.

Former US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Talks 2020 Economic Predictions at NRF

China, innovation and education were all top of mind at the National Retail Federation conference.

The 2019 Holiday Season Saw Digital Sales Grow to $723 Billion

A Salesforce report shows big gains on all three major Cyber Week sales days.

P&G’s First Acquisition of 2020 Is a DTC Shaving Brand for Women

Billie's co-founders will stay on to lead the brand.

Vermont’s Data Broker Regulation Narrowly Targets the Data Pipes Behind Ad Tech

Vermont’s data broker regulation includes a registry of data brokers, but most brands and publishers aren’t affected.

Anheuser-Busch Will Have 4 Ads for 5 of Its Brands in Super Bowl 2020

AB InBev is in Super Bowl 2020 with four 60-second ads for five of its brands.

SmileDirectClub Expands Its Product Line With Walmart Partnership

SmileDirectClub is releasing new oral care products at 3,800 Walmart stores.

How the Boston Seaport Became a Hotbed for DTC Brands

Boston is becoming a testing ground for direct-to-consumer retailers.

As New Brands Join Instagram Checkout, Users Get Notified via Email

Instagram is using email to encourage users to shop and check out within the app and highlighting the brands that are part of the feature.