Tag: retail trends

KHD Buzz – Instagram Allows Influencers Selling Tools, Walmart Goes Head to Head With Amazon Again and More

KHD Buzz – Instagram Allows Influencers Selling Tools, Walmart Goes Head to Head With Amazon Again and More

Instagram Allows Influencers to Sell Directly to Fans Instagram recently launched an initiative that now allows their influencers to sell directly to their fans, offering yet another reason for brands of all sizes to partner with them. Read More Walmart To Go Head to Head With Amazon on One Day Shipping Hot on the heels…

By Koehler Home Decor May 20, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz -Instagram’s Fake Fashion Woes, Cashless Stores and More

KHD Buzz -Instagram’s Fake Fashion Woes, Cashless Stores and More

Instagram’s Fake Fashion Woes Worsen Aside from being a great place to find stunning images of high fashion clothing, jewelry and accessories online, Instagram is increasingly becoming the ‘best’ place to purchase counterfeit versions of these goods. And the problem is worsening, much to the ire of those companies who are being ‘ripped off’ Read…

By Koehler Home Decor May 13, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Online Retail Breaks New Barrier, The Marie Kondo Effect on Retail and More

KHD Buzz – Online Retail Breaks New Barrier, The Marie Kondo Effect on Retail and More

Online Retail Hits a Major Milestone For the First Time According to a report from the Commerce Department last week, online retail has hit a major milestone some thought it never would. The total market share of “non-store,” or online U.S. retail sales was higher than general merchandise sales for the first time in history.…

By Koehler Home Decor April 8, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Retailers Struggling with Digital, Huge Rise in Fake Goods Reported Worldwide and More

KHD Buzz – Retailers Struggling with Digital, Huge Rise in Fake Goods Reported Worldwide and More

Retail Quality Report 2019: Retailers Worldwide Still Struggle With Digital According to the 2019 Retail Quality Report from Applause retailers all over the world, large and small, are still struggling with digital, but not as in digital marketing but as in the technical functioning of their websites. Read More Sephora and Ulta Among Those Defying…

By Koehler Home Decor March 25, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Stops Buying from Suppliers, Target Launches Third Party Marketplace and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Stops Buying from Suppliers, Target Launches Third Party Marketplace and More

Amazon Stops Buying From Suppliers, Expands Marketplace Direct Selling According to a new Bloomberg report Amazon is severing long standing relationships with suppliers in favor of encouraging direct Amazon Marketplace selling, a move that nets the retail giant increased profit for minimal extra effort. Read More Target Launches Third Party Marketplace Following in the footsteps…

By Koehler Home Decor March 18, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Closing Physical Pop Up Stores, Charlotte Russe Begins Final Sell Off and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Closing Physical Pop Up Stores, Charlotte Russe Begins Final Sell Off and More

Is Amazon Admitting Brick and Mortar Defeat? Last week Amazon announced that it is closing all of its pop up stores, those in Whole Food stores and in malls. The shops sold devices like its Fire Stick TV, and offered advice and tech support from Amazon consultants. Instead the company says it will be focusing on…

By Koehler Home Decor March 11, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Tj Maxx Thrives As Others Fall, Venmo Goes Mainstream and More

KHD Buzz – Tj Maxx Thrives As Others Fall, Venmo Goes Mainstream and More

TJ Maxx is Thriving…On Other Companies Misfortunes In the midst of ongoing high profile retail failures one mall staple is thriving, the discount retailer TJ Maxx. And as this article highlights, much of that growth has come as a result of the demise of other businesses, including Payless Shoesource, Gymboree and more. Read More  Venmo…

By Koehler Home Decor March 4, 2019 Off

KHD Buzz – Amazon Is Not Killing Walmart Online, Payless ShoeSource Closes All US Stores, Opposition to HQ2 in Virginia and More

KHD Buzz – Amazon Is Not Killing Walmart Online, Payless ShoeSource Closes All US Stores, Opposition to HQ2 in Virginia and More

Walmart May Be Winning Its Online War With Amazon After posting strong fourth quarter figures last week – and reporting a 40% online sales growth for 2018 – it seems like Walmart may be winning its online battle with Amazon after all. Read More Payless ShoeSource Closing All US Stores As the latest brick and…

By Koehler Home Decor February 25, 2019 Off