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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about E-commerce.

Walmart Tries HomeValet's Smart Box Delivery

The retail giant's latest home delivery pilot aims to make anytime delivery possible through its HomeValet service that can deliver orders directly to customers’ homes via smart boxes.

DTC Brand Customizes Haircare at Target

The mass merchant has teamed with direct-to-consumer brand Function of Beauty to launch an exclusive collection of customizable shampoos and conditioners.

Amazon has discontinued Prime Pantry, a delivery service focused on grocery and household staples that was an early online food-selling venture for the e-tailer.

The e-tail giant hit new highs in sales and number of products shipped during the 2020 holiday season.

Amazon has discontinued Prime Pantry, a delivery service focused on grocery and household staples that was an early online food-selling venture for the e-tailer.

The dollar store chain expanded its online purchase pickup service, DG Pickup, to most of its store base this fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The mass merchant discontinued its subscription service model this month as more shoppers turn to same-day fulfillment services. 

Jie Cheng’s e-commerce journey began in 2004 when she was tasked at Conair with figuring out how to sell hair dryers online.

For its holiday ad campaign, Best Buy has released a series of short, stop-motion animated videos referencing the whirlwind of a year consumers faced in 2020.

Nestle Waters' S.Pellegrino partnered with the e-commerce giant to stage a pandemic-conscious, Friendsgiving-themed storefront spotlighting shoppable recipes prepared by culinary star Kristen Kish of Top Chef fame.

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Our annual showcase recognizes more than 160 brand and retail executives who are making notable contributions in the online arena.

BJ’s Wholesale Club has quietly introduced a product subscription service allowing members to enroll in timed replenishment for select coffee, pet, health and baby products.

Gregg Dorazio spent 14 years as a brand marketing leader within Ahold Delhaize and General Mills. Success in those roles stemmed from immersing himself in the shopper mindset to uncover the most important insights.

In-store traffic plunged on the official start of the holiday shopping season compared to 2019, even as it set new records online, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions.

​​​​​​​Nikki Lang’s career at Bimbo started in a senior portfolio manager position focused on private brands. Then she became director of national customers for the company’s Costco East business.

Holiday sales this year will increase between 3.6% and 5.2% compared to 2019, with e-commerce making robust gains, according to the National Retail Federation.

​​​​​​​Before moving into the e-commerce space, Sarah Pomposello was focused on club and value channels at Beiersdorf.

Best Buy is expanding its fulfillment strategies as digital sales increase by adding more ship-from-store hub locations for the holidays and testing new store formats that function primarily as fulfillment hubs.

Breaktime Media

The goal of the platform is to give CPGs an upscale storytelling environment with an opportunity to personalize product solutions for shoppers in real time.

The beverage giant plans to use this strategic capability to meet the e-commerce demand of its key shoppers and to gain important data through working with retail partners.

​​​​​​​The Stable, a commerce agency that supports consumer brands across brick-and-mortar, e-commerce and direct-to-consumer channels, has acquired Arkansas-based e-commerce technology company RichContext.

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to push existing consumer digital shopping trends into warp speed, retailers are scrambling to find new transactional interfaces.

Walmart is working with San Francisco-based Cruise, an autonomous vehicle company, to test grocery deliveries in Arizona.

Sam’s Club adopted a digital-first approach to Halloween marketing this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more shoppers online.

If there is a single image that, for me, aptly illustrates the seismic changes currently taking place in our industry, it’s a shelf talker I noticed at Stop & Shop in early September.

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