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Shopping Apps Are Growing and More Top Takeaways From #DMEXCO18

To kickstart our first day at DMEXCO we headed over to Seminar 7 where Alexander Göesswein was joined by Benno Hamann and Albrecht Fischer to deep dive into the world of shopping apps. With the latest Criteo research revealing that mobile transactions make up 65% of all transactions, it's...


Off The Menu: Struggling shopping malls adding 'restaurant districts'

Restaurant districts can best be thought of as upscale food courts populated by the sort of independent eateries once primarily clustered in downtowns like Northampton and West Hartford. One large regional mall outside of Dallas, The Shops at Willow Bend, recently announced plans to transform a large part of...


Sicilia Outlet Village – gorgeous oasis of shopping nirvana

There are few places in the world more unreservedly beautiful than Sicily. Blessed with sun, sea, glorious food and the tang of lemon-scented air, ......


Deloitte: Parents are set to spend $510 per child during back-to-school shopping, and most will be ...

Shoppers for school items will spend twice as much in-store as online, according to this year's annual "Back-To-School" survey by the consulting firm, Deloitte. That's more than double the $115 parents expect to spend on online shopping for back-to-school, or 23 percent of spending. Shoppers are undecided about where...


Frozen in time: Audrey Hepburn shopping with a fawn, 1958

In 1958, Audrey Hepburn was shooting Green Mansions, playing a woman in the Venezuelan jungle who is followed everywhere by a little fawn. In his book Remembering Audrey, the photographer Bob Willoughby, who followed Hepburn for years, including on this trip to the supermarket, wrote: "Beverly Hills habitués are...


Startup Spotlight: Shop the Change sees purchases as ‘votes’ for companies and items you believe in

A startup called Shop the Change wants to help you align that "Vote" with brands and businesses that match your values when buying everything from potato chips to jeans to cars. To start, Shop the Change is manually compiling information on goods and sellers. They would like to partner...


Wayfair unleashes mixed-reality shopping

Dive Brief: Wayfair unveiled its first mixed-reality shopping experience Wednesday. Stated in the press release that the retailer is "Constantly innovating," and noted that mixed-reality is part of the "Next evolution of retail." Tech platforms such as virtual reality, augmented reality and now mixed reality, are the latest retail...


When does buying yourself nice things become a shopping addiction?

Before we even think about buying something, our brains are bathed in the warm glow of pleasure, so is it any wonder that we sometimes buy things we don't actually need? When does enjoying buying yourself nice things become cause for concern? 'I define a shopping addiction as a...


How Do Grocery Delivery Mobile Apps Influence Traditional Shopping?

There are many benefits of developing grocery shopping app, one is that your customers won't just think about your app only when they run-out of grocery, but it will also remind your customers when they will use their mobile devices. Owing to the efficiency and prominence of grocery shopping...


With online shopping, the FedEx driver is the new Santa Claus

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” — we're talking back before email and the Internet — one of the highlights of my day was the arrival of the ......


Alexa, Does Anyone Voice Shop? Whoa, That's Low

The report, citing "Two people briefed on the company's internal figures," claims that only about two percent of Alexa-enabled-device owners have actually used voice shopping in 2018. What's looks even more dismal is that 90 percent of the users who tried voice shopping didn't try it again. Apparently, those...


Here for the experience: In the age of online shopping, expert says retailers need to play up ...

With malls no longer the preferred place to shop, the social aspect of "Mall-going" seems to be disappearing as well. Even Depierro's parents admitted to being avid online shoppers, as opposed to taking social trips to their local department stores. Much of the talk about the "Death of malls"...


The thrill of the hunt keeps off-price retail growing

The treasure hunt aspect of shopping at discount and off-price retailers such as Ross Dress for Less, T.J. Maxx, Macy's Backstage and Nordstrom Rack drives shopper traffic and keeps the stores competitive and growing in the e-commerce age. Ross will grow by about 100 stores this year, and Macy's...


Inside the Luxury Personal Shopping Wars

Net-a-Porter, MatchesFashion and other e-commerce players are courting the 1 percent with private dinners, personal shoppers and couture....


Beauty retailers enhance online shopping with in-store expertise

Beauty retailers are increasingly finding ways for their in-store and online operations to work together to boost sales, including depending on trained store associates to help online shoppers find the right products. Average order sizes grew 63% when online shoppers used UK department store Harvey Nichols' new service that...


In a world of high-tech surveillance, shopping mall cameras are just the tip of the iceberg

Surveillance and predictive policing: Welcome to the 'safety state' of tomorrow. Thus far the outcry against undisclosed surveillance has mostly been limited to privacy advocates and tall forehead academics. Good thing we've all turned into such have-a-gander exhibitionists because its flip-side ill, surveillance voyeurism, is radiating ever further into...


Gen Z's Path to Shopping for Beauty

Gen Z gets beauty inspiration from people they "Know," but YouTube is their go-to source for product recommendation and because cost is a top priority, they like to buy at big-box stores and drugstores. Those are the key takeaways from the latest 2018 Beauty Insights Survey from Sweety High,...


Florida man quits teaching to become a personal grocery shopper with a $100K salary

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL - Attention all shoppers, did you know you could make a living buying groceries. Well, one guy named Ed Hennessey does and a leap of faith landed him a six figure salary. For 20 years he taught thousands of kids at a Florida high school, a...


Walmart aims for a bigger piece of the baby goods market

Walmart has created an online shopping section for prospective and new parents, with six curated collections of cribs, bassinets and other essentials. The baby goods category booked around $62.7 billion in 2016 sales, according to GlobalData, and opportunities are expanding in the wake of last month's closure of Babies...


Half of UK shoppers believe stores need to offer a more seamless omnichannel experience

Over 52% of shoppers in the UK believe that retailers need to offer a more seamless experience between online and offline commerce. This was one of the key findings from a survey conducted by full service e-commerce agency, PushON. For more than 82% of the public, shopping in a...