Retail & Ecommerce

Amazon’s days of freewheeling expansion are over—for now: The retail giant paused warehouse construction in Spain and is reducing its US footprint as ecommerce demand wanes.

Retail tech platform Swiftly raises $100 million in funding: The unicorn aims to help businesses get a piece of the lucrative retail media pie.

Issuers may need to balance meeting lending demand and protecting their balance sheets as more consumers hold onto credit card debt for longer.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how to define luxury retail, how much luxury brands can raise their prices, and how they are elevating themselves. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four examples of luxury brands that are expanding their reach. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Zak Stambor.

During the Great Recession, widespread unemployment, declining housing values, and general uncertainty caused many changes in shopping behavior, and some of these changes were a surprise.

It’s only mid-September but people are already shopping for Halloween: That’s one reason that NRF expects Halloween spending to rise 5% and hit a record high.

Retailers look for more ways to monetize their customer bases: Kroger, Sam’s Club, and Best Buy keep seeking new ways to entice advertisers to their retail media networks.

JCPenney’s ‘hyper-inclusive’ beauty counter concept goes nationwide: The retailer aims to make inclusive beauty products widely accessible.

While discretionary sales of pet products suffered in the first half of 2022 due to inflation, sales of food and wellness products remained strong.

Gap experiences the pitfalls of celebrity-retail partnerships: The retailer’s relationship with Kanye West’s Yeezy brand fell apart after product delays and creative disagreements.

Unpacking the latest retail sales figures from the UK and China: While UK consumers buckle under the weight of inflation, Chinese shoppers take a cautious approach to spending.

FedEx sounds the alarm for a global recession: But the company’s misfortunes may owe more to strategic misfires than worsening economic conditions.

Adyen will let its US merchants offer the payment method, which can help Block drive adoption as P2P growth slows.

For the first time, Insider Intelligence forecasts digital advertising spending for five industries in France: retail, consumer packaged goods (CPG), auto, financial services, and travel. Digital ad spending is growing strongly in France this year. This Analyst Take gives a closer look at these inaugural forecasts.

Instacart looks to extend its technological reach: At the same time, it also plans to focus most of its IPO on employees’ share to help it retain and attract talent.