Retail & Ecommerce

Gen Zers will drive the growth of emerging payment methods, opening the door for providers to reach them through digital and mobile. But card-based payment methods are still relevant. To tap their rising spending power, providers must align their offerings with how Gen Z prefers to pay.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we invent a new sport called the "National Retailers League," where we look at how retailers stack up against each other across different areas. Then, we examine the battle between the top 15 retailers for online dollars and hand out some awards based on fulfillment experience, the best mobile app, and internet innovation. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analyst Blake Droesch.

The US is in a housing recession: Home improvement, housewares, and furniture retailers like Lowe’s and Williams-Sonoma are feeling the impact of fewer people moving.

Dick’s Sporting Goods continues to outpace the sporting goods market: The retailer’s sales grew 5.3% in Q1, while its net income rose 16.9%.

They launched a notch feature alongside the bank’s new private client credit card

Brands can take a page from lululemon athletica’s playbook and hold a dupe swap to show consumers what they’ve been missing or use social media to give a behind-the-scenes look at how a product is made. Other strategies include leaning into secondhand and adding less expensive alternatives.

The travel booking site partnered with Stripe and Klarna to offer BNPL and smoother bank transfers.

Influencer marketing is thorny without proper disclosures: Google just paid an $8 million settlement for misleading ads about its line of phones.

On today's episode, we discuss what's currently driving retail media, the other retailers outside of Amazon to watch, and what advertisers should be focusing on in this moment. "In Other News," we talk about ads (and influencer content) in Roblox and why Tesla has decided to start advertising for the first time. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Max Willens.

Chinese retailer Miniso aims for the US to be its biggest market: Unlike Shein and other budget-friendly Chinese retailers, stores are a key piece of its expansion plan. (This article was written with the assistance of ChatGPT.)

Retailers have largely resolved their inventory gluts: After paring back their excess inventories, they’re ready to fill their shelves with new goods this fall.

Fast-growing Five Below expands its presence in outlet malls: While the majority of the discount retailer’s stores are in strip malls, it is opening stores in other areas.

Amazon is the top dog of US retail, accounting for 37.6% of all US ecommerce sales this year for a total of $431.11 billion dollars, according to our forecast. While the giant has a successful stronghold in many US industries, Amazon isn’t dominant everywhere, especially as it pertains to a physical footprint and getting consumers comfortable with its elite tech. Here are a few areas Amazon hasn’t overtaken—yet.

After a challenging Q1, PayPal looks to be shifting its strategy to focus on high-growth areas. Business areas like Xoom might not fit.