Retail & Ecommerce

Fanatics expects its collectibles business will generate $1 billion this year: The company signed deals with Netflix and Legendary Entertainment as it expands into pop culture.

There’s a new container ship backup: Demand surged earlier than usual as several large retailers moved up their holiday imports to (ironically) avoid supply chain disruptions.

Walmart looks to benefit from consumers’ shifting spending patterns: The retailer giant is working with health and wellness hospitality company Getaway to develop small general stores at some travel outposts.

While Nordstrom hasn’t seen its customers cutting back, it could be only a matter of time before the recession comes for the department store.

The cost of school supplies is weighing heavily on US parents. Between May and June, 40% of those planning to do back-to-school shopping considered it a significant concern in their budget, compared with 30% last August. Meanwhile, 19% said they could not afford it, up from 14%.

Adding functions for small sellers’ convenience can help shore up its business, but it could also foreshadow Amazon’s broader payments strategy.

Walmart’s profit warning signals tough times ahead for retailers: But Unilever and The Coca-Cola Co. reported strong earnings due to higher prices as CPGs continue to thrive.

Prime memberships are about to get more expensive: Amazon is hiking fees up to 43% in some European markets to offset higher operating costs, but the move could put a damper on subscriber growth.

Glossier becomes the latest D2C brand to pursue wholesale: The beauty digital native’s deal with Sephora puts the company on a more traditional path to growth.

Shopify overestimated consumers’ appetite for ecommerce: The company cut 10% of its workforce to adjust to slowing ecommerce sales and an uncertain economy.

Following the heels of Amazon’s biggest Prime Day ever, our Remaining Retail podcast team discussed what’s next for the retail giant.

There are fewer retail vacancies than any time in 10 years: Retailers are testing new formats and expanding their physical presences to be closer to where consumers live and shop.

Worker shortages show no signs of easing this summer: Travel and an uptick in COVID-19 cases are straining businesses’ already slim operations.

CPGs adopt pricing and merchandising tactics to keep budget-conscious shoppers loyal: Companies including Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble are making decisive moves to prevent market share from slipping.