Retail & Ecommerce

US subscription ecommerce sales will grow in 2022, but digital subscription buyer growth will slow.

There’s strong demand for UGG, HOKA, and The North Face: And shoppers are increasingly buying those brands’ products directly, which is helping boost their margins.

US consumers can’t get enough of luxury retail: While Walmart and Target struggle, LVMH and Burberry benefit as affluent customers ramp up their spending.

Consumers are trading down to private label brands: That presents an opportunity for retailers such as BJ’s Wholesale Club to use their own brands to demonstrate value and build loyalty.

Amazon focuses on small businesses as it tries to keep its India division alive: The ecommerce giant is looking to India for growth, but must contend with determined competitors and a protectionist government.

The home improvement market is still strong: Despite Lowe’s revenue miss, which the company blamed on poor weather, demand for DIY and professional renovation projects is high.

Off-price retailers continue to perform well as consumers look for deals: TJX saw strong sales growth as store traffic increased.

Plan before a promotion: That’s the lesson from Grubhub’s free lunch promotion, which misfired spectacularly.

Kohl’s slashes its sales and profit outlook: The retailer expects potential buyers’ final and fully financed bids in the coming weeks.

Brick-and-mortar retail is growing quicker than ecommerce: While ecommerce experienced explosive gains in the pandemic, its growth rate has fallen back to Earth as consumers return to stores.

Apple, Netflix woo $490 billion market: Both companies announce new features in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 19).