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Changing retail landscape focus of Emerson Industry Day

Changing retail landscape focus of Emerson Industry Day

PHILADELPHIA — With digital marketing and e-commerce creating a tsunami of change across the retail industry, accentuated by Amazon’s seemingly unstoppable growth and the emergence of Alibaba, China’s giant e-commerce company, it was fitting that “Adaptability” was the theme of Emerson Group’s annual Industry Day event, held here Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton. Or, as Ed

RangeMe partners with Thrive Market

RangeMe partners with Thrive Market

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Calif.– RangeMe, an ECRM company, has teamed with Thrive Market, the online retailer that is disrupting the organic and non-GMO market, and becoming the destination for consumers seeking out these brands. The meteoric rise of e-commerce, and the drastic shift in consumer shopping behavior has pushed retailers to rethink and revise how they

Shoppers Drug Mart launches Canada’s largest e-commerce beauty platform

Shoppers Drug Mart launches Canada’s largest e-commerce beauty platform

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart today unveiled a new e-commerce platform uniting a wide selection of the company’s mass market cosmetics with an already broad range of luxury beauty products. The new site — shoppersdrugmart.ca/beauty — is Canada’s largest online beauty shopping destination, providing shoppers with hundreds of mass and luxury private label and international

Kroger joins with Ocado for e-commerce offering

Kroger joins with Ocado for e-commerce offering

CINCINNATI — Answering Amazon.com’s encroachment on the retail food business, Kroger Co.  has inked a deal with online British supermarket Ocado to accelerate the American grocer’s e-commerce offering. The alliance will mark the U.S. debut of the technology underpinnings of the Ocado Smart Platform, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery capabilities. As

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

NEW YORK — Walmart plans to streamline its buying process so that the same merchants can purchase products for the retailer’s stores and its web site, according to published reports. The move should help Walmart leverage its considerable buying power to make its online offering more compelling to consumers. The new approach will mean that

Walmart wraps up Jet.com acquisition

Walmart wraps up Jet.com acquisition

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has finalized its $3.3 billion acquisition of e-tailer Jet.com. The discount store giant said late Monday that with the closing of the deal, which was announced in early August, Jet.com founder and chief executive officer Marc Lore becomes executive vice president at Walmart and president and CEO of Walmart e-commerce in

New delivery, purchase models tip online O-T-C sales

New delivery, purchase models tip online O-T-C sales

When we at Clavis Insight talk to over-the-counter medicine manufacturers about managing their presence and performance in online stores, there are often still team members who consider the online channel irrelevant for their category. Their perception is that O-T-C products fill an immediate need that can be met by walking or driving a few minutes

Digital strategy: Multiple voices with a singular goal

Digital strategy: Multiple voices with a singular goal

For something that didn’t even exist a decade ago, digital strategy is surely one of the hottest business conversations today. Theories and best practices abound, and the multiple paths that run simultaneously along subtopics such as platforms and digital devices, content and customer experience play a role similar to that of each voice in a

Drug chains need to retool for e-commerce era

Drug chains need to retool for e-commerce era

Digital technologies are reshaping both consumer demand and competitive undercurrents in the U.S. consumer packaged goods marketplace. Digital innovations and the explosion of digital, mobile and social media are restructuring how consumers shop for and purchase CPG products. This framework has resulted in new shopping behaviors and purchase pathways, which are disrupting traditional business models

Rite Aid wins award for growth in e-commerce

Rite Aid wins award for growth in e-commerce

LAS VEGAS — Rite Aid Corp. was recognized for e-commerce growth at the 2016 Imagine Excellence Awards, held by digital commerce provider Magento Inc. Magento said Rite Aid received the Growth Award for “extraordinary year-over-year growth across all channels,” powered by the Magento Commerce open-source, omnichannel e-commerce platform. During the 2015 holiday season, Rite Aid

What it takes to create product images that sell

What it takes to create product images that sell

How many times have you seen an image of a product and had your interest piqued, only to view the item firsthand and have the thought, “That’s not what I was expecting.” It’s common, especially among home buyers. The staged images on a realtor’s website look perfect, then you actually tour the house and what

Hershey offers Ice Breakers via Amazon Dash Button

Hershey offers Ice Breakers via Amazon Dash Button

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey Co. has made its Ice Breakers mints available via the Amazon Dash Button, a miniature device that makes it easier for consumers to reorder their favorite products. Amazon’s Dash Button, introduced earlier this year, has a reusable adhesive and a hook that can be placed anywhere around the home and enable