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Ask (and Answer) These 3 Questions Before Launching a Third-Party Marketplace - Retail TouchPoints

Third-party marketplaces are expected to be the fastest-growing retail channel globally over the next five years and not surprisingly, established retailers want in on the action. But while the marketplace model can seem like a low-risk way to increase online share and remove logistical challenges, truly successful third-party marketplaces aren’t simple plug-and-play operations. This Retail […]

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Bed Bath & Beyond Posts 28% Sales Decrease, Prepares for Further Drops as it Right-Sizes Inventory - Retail TouchPoints

Bed Bath & Beyond continued to struggle in Q2 2022 with the retailer’s sales falling 28% in the quarter, which ended Aug. 27. The retailer expects a further 20% decline in comparable sales for the back half of the year as it focuses on heavy promotions to moved merchandise. Buybuy BABY, which has been a […]

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Google Aims to Make Shopping Online More Natural, Visual - Retail TouchPoints

Google has unveiled a slate of new features aimed at making shopping through search more "natural, intuitive and, of course, fun.”

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Peloton Bikes into DICK’S Sporting Goods - Retail TouchPoints

Peloton bikes will soon be available for purchase at more than 100 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores and online at DICKS.com.

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4 Steps Retailers Can Take to Market Themselves in a Recession - Retail TouchPoints

Marketing is often first on the chopping block during a recession, and with GDP contracting two quarters in a row, retail marketers are working hard to determine how to make each dollar go further. Many organizations will cut marketing spend in a bid to preserve margins. But research shows slashing marketing programs can undermine revenue […]

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SPARC Group Hires Outdoor Retail Veteran as Eddie Bauer CEO - Retail TouchPoints

SPARC Group has hired Tim Bantle to lead Eddie Bauer as CEO following the departure of Damien Huang in May 2022.

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Essity Completes $320M Acquisition of Digitally Native Intimates Brand Knix - Retail TouchPoints

Health and hygiene brand Essity has completed its acquisition of Knix, a digitally native intimates brand, for $320 million.

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How Retailers can Overcome the Challenges Faced on the Path to Sustainability - Retail TouchPoints

There are signs of a disconnect between consumers and retailers when it comes to sustainability. A recent report has found that two-thirds of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products than retailers expect — and reveals that consumer preference for recommerce models is also being underserved. Further reinforcing this misalignment is the finding […]

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How Rising AR Adoption is Driving Snap's Commerce Strategy - Retail TouchPoints

It's becoming increasingly clear that Snapchat’s primary contribution to the evolution of online connection will very likely be AR.

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Macy’s Online Marketplace Has Arrived - Retail TouchPoints

Macy’s has joined the ranks of other major retailers such as Walmart and Target with the debut of its own third-party marketplace.