Retail & Ecommerce

Retailers take multiple approaches to inventory as supply chain woes wear on: Companies like Utz and DSW are cutting down on SKUs while Walmart and Target are stocking up early.

Amazon wants to counteract the effects of pandemic-induced overbuilding: The ecommerce giant is reducing its warehouse footprint and using gig drivers to deliver packages from mall-based retailers.

Despite strong demand for luxury, online retailers like Net-a-Porter struggle: Richemont’s mixed earnings show brick-and-mortar is still king.

eBay doubles down on collectibles to maintain ecommerce relevance: The online marketplace is launching an NFT collection and pop-up shop aimed at sneakerheads as it seeks to turn connoisseurs into loyal shoppers.

Working with the restaurant delivery software provider lets Block build out its Square for Restaurants suite.

Uber and DoorDash are ending their gas subsidy programs: That’s despite the national average price for a gallon of gas setting a new record every day since May 10.

Walmart expands drone deliveries to six states: The retailer is also adding robots to warehouses across the country to speed up its delivery times.

Insider Intelligence recently released a new Spotlight report, Modernizing Medical Payments. The full report details consumers’ escalating medical debt burden and explore why providers must modernize their payment infrastructures. Below, we highlight the big trend and 3 key findings.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) ecommerce growth has slowed since 2020, but the leading digitally native brands remain popular. In December 2021, the Peloton website raked in 6.7 million visits worldwide, far more than the sites of Warby Parker, Casper, and other top digital natives in the D2C space.

Snapchat and YouTube chip away at Meta’s social commerce lead: Both social platforms are adding features to encourage users to shop.

Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with members-only sales days: The retailer hopes to boost Walmart+ adoption with added benefits.