Retail & Ecommerce

The past 18 months have been a whirlwind in retail, with consumers adapting to technology at a faster clip and retailers looking to bridge the gap between online and in-store. However, total retail sales will dip slightly in the new year before returning to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 and beyond.

Uber is expanding grocery delivery in Europe ahead of US slowdown: The service faces steep competition abroad where delivery services are also on the rise.

Insider Intelligence analysts Adriana Nunez and Tyler Van Dyke recap a session at this year's "Money 20/20" event.

Instagram's influencer shop test could boost affiliate marketing on the platform: Influencers may soon be able to create built-in, long-term repositories of products accessible directly from their profiles.

Direct-to-consumer brands are hot but largely unprofitable. Traditional retail could help: Allbirds is aiming for a $2 billion IPO, but it may need to dip into alternative distribution models to turn a profit.

Insider Intelligence analysts Adriana Nunez and Tyler Van Dyke recap a session at this year's "Money 20/20" event.

Issues of deceptive content, privacy, and safety continue to plague social media. Building user trust is critical for social platforms and their advertisers; it affects how users feel on social media sites and may also impact whether users want to engage with ads there.

Pinterest’s social commerce push will be helped by MRC accreditation: The platform has launched significant social commerce features in recent months, and its accreditation comes as other platforms struggle to provide accurate measurement.

As technology continues to accelerate and transform the financial sector, Visa saw an opportunity to reintroduce itself to the world with a campaign highlighting its role in facilitating global commerce. Watch Industry Voices: Spotlight on Financial Services with Visa executive Frederique Covington Corbett, PhD, to hear her thoughts on cryptocurrencies, "buy now, pay later," economic inclusion, and more.

Amex said total network volume grew 4% compared with Q3 2019, and it experienced substantial growth in billed business.

After mostly missing out on a year of holiday fun, data shows that US consumers are excited to get back into the swing of things this year.

If they strike a deal, Pinterest would help the payments giant tap into the massive US social commerce industry.