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KHD Buzz – Retail Stocks Boosted by Black Friday, Online Fraud is Dropping, The Health Effects of Holiday Music and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Stocks Boosted by Black Friday, Online Fraud is Dropping, The Health Effects of Holiday Music and More Great Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Boost Retail Stocks

After months of doom and gloom over the future of retail – especially offline – the huge spending spree America went on over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend seems to have restored Wall Street’s faith in retail, at least for now. Read More

Study: Holiday Music Really is Bad for Retail Workers’ Mental Health
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KHD Buzz – 2018 Retail and Retail Marketing Predictions Include the Rise of AI, the Death of the Pop Up and More

KHD Buzz – 2018 Retail and Retail Marketing Predictions Include the Rise of AI, the Death of the Pop Up and More

It’s that time of year again. Not just holiday time but also the time when numerous experts and researchers begin publishing their predictions for the soon to be here New Year. Having had a year of ups and downs in 2017, retailers of all sizes and from all niches will be going into 2018 with high hopes and for some, especially brick and mortar retailers, more than a few nerves. So, what does

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KHD Buzz – Toys R Us Announces Marathon Sale, 11-11 Smashes eCommerce Records, The Black Friday Hours Tracker and More

KHD Buzz – Toys R Us Announces Marathon Sale, 11-11 Smashes eCommerce Records, The Black Friday Hours Tracker and More

2017 Black Friday Hours Tracker

Still not sure what time your Black Friday sales should begin? Time’s certainly running out, but if it helps, Forbes put together this handy guide to Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales for lots of major retailers so you can see when your competition will be open and perhaps figure out just the right time to strike. Read More 

Toys R Us Plan to Open for 30 Hours

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KHD Buzz – Amazon’s 50 Days of Holiday Deals, USPS Sunday Deliveries, Daylight Savings Retail Spending Mystery and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon’s 50 Days of Holiday Deals, USPS Sunday Deliveries, Daylight Savings Retail Spending Mystery and More

November Begins with Amazon’s ’50 Days of Holiday Deals’

In what is perhaps now almost an ‘official’ sign that the holiday shopping season has started, Amazon launched a ’50 Days of Holiday Deals’ promotion that kicked off on November 1st and will run right up until the last days before Christmas. Read More

USPS Trialing Sunday Delivery for the Holiday Se

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KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Stories Come to Facebook Pages, Increasing Customer Conversions and More

KHD Buzz – Holiday Shopping Predictions, Stories Come to Facebook Pages, Increasing Customer Conversions and More

Report: Online Retail will Overtake Brick and Mortar in 2017 

According to a new report from Deloitte, the outlook for the 2017 holiday shopping season is good in general, but it is likely to be especially good for online retailers, as they seem set to outsell their brick and mortar competitors for the very first time. Read More

Facebook Opens Stories to Pages, But Will Anyone Use Them? 

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KHD Buzz – Google Takes on PayPal, 2018 Retail Trend Predictions and More

KHD Buzz – Google Takes on PayPal, 2018 Retail Trend Predictions and More

 

Google Launches ‘Pay with Google’ and It’s a Lot Like PayPal 

Google recently launched ‘Pay with Google, a service that the company hopes can eventually rival PayPal in terms of popularity with both online shoppers and online retailers alike. Read More.

Online Retail Trend Predictions for 2018 

Although we have yet to even make it through the all-important 2017

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KHD Buzz – Retail Sales in 2027, The History of Retail in Brief, The Rise of Livestreaming for Brands and More

KHD Buzz – Retail Sales in 2027, The History of Retail in Brief, The Rise of Livestreaming for Brands and More

Report: Amazon May Own Half of US Online Sales by 2027

A new report from FTI Consulting suggests that online retail sales in the US will reach $1 trillion (as compared to $447 million this year.) The catch? The report projects that half of those sales will be made by Amazon. Read More

Venmo Now Available for Online Sales

Venmo, the app based payment system favored by many millennials, is now ava

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KHD Buzz – Walmart vs Amazon Heats Up..Again, The State of Personalization in eCommerce, Hudson Bay’s Battleplan and More

KHD Buzz – Walmart vs Amazon Heats Up..Again, The State of Personalization in eCommerce, Hudson Bay’s Battleplan and More

Walmart Introduces Express Instore Returns on Online Purchases

As the holiday shopping season gets set to kick off in earnest Walmart ramps up their battle with Amazon by introducing Mobile Express Returns, an in-store service that will allow customers to return and exchange products purchased online in a matter of minutes. Read More

Major Retailers Announce Thanksgiving Store Opening Plans 

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KHD Buzz – Amazon Ignites a Bidding War, Big Holiday Shopping Season Predictions, Walmart’s Latest Shopping Spree and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Ignites a Bidding War, Big Holiday Shopping Season Predictions, Walmart’s Latest Shopping Spree and More

New Amazon HQ Competition Ignites a Heated Bidding War 

Amazon is searching for a second home. and the competition to provide it is intense, with more than 50 cities vying for the honor of hosting the retail giant, as well as for the millions in revenue – and the new jobs – that analysts say the new headquarters would bring to the eventual winner. Read More

‘Conditions are Righ

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KHD Buzz – Tiny Gadget Changes Game for Small Retailers, Target’s Holiday Shopping Plan Backfires and More

KHD Buzz – Tiny Gadget Changes Game for Small Retailers, Target’s Holiday Shopping Plan Backfires and More

‘Pointy’ Allows Small Offline Retailers to Get Online With Ease 

Some say brick and mortar retail is dying, but many more feel that it can survive by going the omnichannel route and offering both online and offline purchasing options. While that might be easy for big players like Amazon and Walmart, for small offline retailers looking to go online it can be much harder, and certainly

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