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Lisa Lacy

Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon. She has covered marketing and technology for more than a decade for publications like TechCrunch, CMO.com, VentureBeat, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, ClickZ, Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Journal. She has a master's in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in English from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.


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Walmart Is Dropping Its $35 Order Minimum for Walmart+ Members

Retail

Retail analysts criticized the threshold upon launch.

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Cyber Monday Sets New Record as Tradition Meets Pandemic-Era Habits

CPG

Games, Barack Obama's memoir and hand sanitizer were among the top products.

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The Pandemic Doomed Walmart’s In-Store Robots

Artificial Intelligence

But it's not the only experiment with retail automation.

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Amazon Can’t Deliver the Covid Vaccine—But It Is Shaping the Future of Healthcare

Marketing Innovation

Pharmacy retailers are making medical services more affordable and accessible.

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Under Armour’s Stacey Ullrich on Turning Moments Into Movements at Purpose-Led Brands

Marketing Innovation

Ullrich added, “I am the first person who will tell you that I hope I lose my job at some point, and not because I did something wrong, but because [...]

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Are Consumers Ready for Facial Technology? Amazon Bets On It With Smart Glasses

Amazon

The Alexa-enabled eyewear seeks to succeed where Google Glass failed.

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Ordering Christmas Trees Online Is Officially a Pandemic Trend

Adapting to Crisis

Walmart becomes the latest retailer to bridge tradition and safety this holiday season.

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Calm, Purple and… Pizza Hut? Why a Weighted Pizza Blanket Is Gravity’s Next Move

Retail

Pizza Hut's AOR, GSD&M ,approached Gravity Blanket with the idea in August. Gravity Products CEO Mike Grillo responded that he was “super interested” for several reasons.

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Walmart’s Q3 Results Show Pandemic-Era Shopping Habits Are Likely Here to Stay

Ecommerce

Pickup and delivery sales were up a ‘triple-digits percentage.'

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The Oprah Effect Endures, Giving Black-Owned Businesses on Amazon a Big Boost

Influencers

She increased the sales rank of one product by 110,071%.

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How Brand Purpose Helped Vans Respond to the Pandemic

Brand Marketing

While many brands initially struggled to figure out how to respond to the pandemic, skateboarding shoe and apparel brand Vans did not. According to Vans’ April Vitkus, that’s because the [...]

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What Retailers Can Learn as Alibaba Wraps Its 11-Day Singles Day With $75 Billion in Sales

Ecommerce

Singles Day brings in an impressive shopping audience in China.

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Walmart Revs Up a Self-Driving Delivery Pilot with a Twist

Retail

Walmart is testing self-driving delivery pilot again in Arizona, with Cruise.

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Antitrust Issues Continue to Plague Amazon

Retail

Separately, the Commission opened another antitrust investigation into whether Amazon favors itself and the third-party sellers who use its logistics program, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

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4 Ways Retailers Can Avoid a Gap Moment This Holiday Season

Adapting to Crisis

Retailers are trying to woo customers in the longest-ever holiday season on record.