Retail


In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, analyst Rahul Chadha and forecaster Showmik Podder break down some of the key data in eMarketer's new estimates for mobile app usage. Which app categories are growing fastest, and why?

Global online marketplaces like Amazon and Alibaba have risen to prominence and are becoming a competitive threat to retailers and brands around the world. According to a 2018 Salesforce survey, merchants have reason to be concerned. Online buyers are starting their hunt for products on marketplaces with increased frequency.

Consumers don't necessarily mind going into stores, but they do expect brick-and-mortar retailers to behave differently than they once did. In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer Analyst Andrew Lipsman discusses what shoppers expect and how retailers can meet them halfway.

eMarketer spoke with four local experts about the latest ecommerce trends in Argentina as well as their thoughts on what lies ahead in the years to come.

Three local experts talk about what retailers should consider as they develop an ecommerce strategy for Brazil.

One-hour curbside pickup is the latest Amazon benefit granted to Whole Foods Market shoppers using the Prime Now app. Getting items to shoppers quickly and more conveniently (not to mention cost-effectively) is where the retail battle is being fought.

Older consumers often get short shrift in studies about online shopping behavior because they aren't digital natives like coveted Gen Z and millennials. But it makes sense that older consumers who may not drive or who may have trouble carrying groceries would take advantage of online grocery delivery if they could.

Andreas Reiffen, founder and CEO of Crealytics, discusses how fashion retailers are using marketing data to efficiently identify trends and adjust their production efforts accordingly.

Shoppers are open to various types of retail technologies—even those that were once considered too creepy. But consumers’ shopping expectations do not align with retailers’ capabilities, according to a recent study.

In the latest episode of the "Behind the Numbers" podcast, eMarketer's Andrew Lipsman and Krista Garcia take a look at some of the key data points and storylines that emerged from this year's Prime Day event.

According to a new study from Inmar, traditional grocery has been taking hits, not just from newer ecommerce options but also warehouse clubs and big box multichannel retailers. Grocery shoppers are spreading out their spend across more channels than ever, and even smaller retailers feel pressure to offer digital options.

For some shoppers, a long wait in line at the supermarket may lead them to head out the door. And they don't always make the purchase somewhere else: They may just abandon it altogether.

Three regional executives from eBay, OLX and PayPal discuss ecommerce trends in the region and how their companies found early success in the market.

Five local experts explain the factors driving ecommerce growth in Mexico and what the future holds.

When given the choice between a paper or electronic receipt in a store, most shoppers aren’t interested in going paperless.

Grocery executives are proud of the technological progress their industry has made in recent years, but at the same time, they remain fearful of being left behind.

According to a July 2018 CivicScience survey, nearly 60% of US consumers would rather have their items rung up by a cashier than use a self-service register.

Jim Hertzfeld, chief strategist at digital agency Perficient Digital, discusses how some brand marketers are connecting marketing data to merchandising data to maximize the value of what's available to them.

In 2015, Amazon made retail industry headlines when Cowen and Company forecast that the company would dethrone Macy's, the No. 1 clothing retailer, by 2017. Fast forward a few years, and by many measures that did come to pass. According to Morgan Stanley, Amazon had a 7.9% share of US apparel sales in 2017, compared with 4.1% for Macy's. But the top spot belonged to Walmart, with an 8.6% share. The financial firm expects that to change this year.

Amazon made waves last year with the acquisition of Whole Foods Market. Despite forays into food and beverage with Amazon Fresh, this was a loud and clear signal that the online retailer was invading the traditional supermarket space as well. And the retailer that solves the logistical issues of getting perishables to shoppers quickly and cost-effectively stands to gain exponentially.