Tag: retail news

KHD Buzz – Walmart Close to Cashier-Less Stores, The Rise of the Vending Machine, Customer Research Habits and More

Walmart Close to Truly Cashier-Less Stores Despite having given associates a much publicized basic rate raise recently Walmart may still be planning to replace many of them, as they announced last week they plan to add their ‘Scan and Go’ smartphone enabled checkouts, which allows customers to shop and pay without ever needing to inetract…

By Koehler Home Decor January 15, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – Millennials Boosted Amazon’s Holiday Sales, Forbes Awards Retail Person of the Year and More

KHD Buzz – Millennials Boosted Amazon’s Holiday Sales, Forbes Awards Retail Person of the Year and More

Millennials Were the Key to Amazon’s Holiday Season Success  Amazon had another good holiday shopping season, but their performance, it seems, hinged on a single demographic. Millennials made up by far the largest portion of  Amazon’s sales over the holidays, and because these ‘youngsters’ are now getting older they were spending more than before as…

By Koehler Home Decor January 8, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – A Very Merry Christmas for Retail, Department Store Stocks Soar, UPS Faces New Challenges and More

KHD Buzz – A Very Merry Christmas for Retail, Department Store Stocks Soar, UPS Faces New Challenges and More

Mastercard: 2017 A Very Merry Christmas for Retail The presents are unwrapped, the new year is here and so are the first analysis of the holiday shopping season. And according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report for Holiday 2017 retailers both on and offline enjoyed a very Merry Christmas indeed. Read More Holiday Shopping Season a…

By Koehler Home Decor January 1, 2018 Off

KHD Buzz – The Rise of the Porch Pirate, Walmart Changes Its Name, Offline Retail is NOT DEAD and More

KHD Buzz – The Rise of the Porch Pirate, Walmart Changes Its Name, Offline Retail is NOT DEAD and More

Porch Pirates are the 21st Century Grinches Out to Spoil Christmas According to a recent survey conducted by home security firm Ring there are an increasing number of people out to play the Grinch this holiday season by stealing the gifts people so carefully chose online to be delivered to their door. But can anything…

By Koehler Home Decor December 11, 2017 Off

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…

By Koehler Home Decor December 4, 2017 Off

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…

By Koehler Home Decor November 13, 2017 Off

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…

By Koehler Home Decor November 6, 2017 Off

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…

By Koehler Home Decor October 30, 2017 Off

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…

By Koehler Home Decor October 16, 2017 Off