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Wayfair Is Going Strong in Home Furnishings Online, But Don’t Count Amazon Out

Wayfair, the e-commerce home furnishings company, just released its financials for 1H2017. For the six months ending June 30, Wayfair revenues reached $2.1 billion, up 36% from $1.5 billion in the same period last year. Its number of active customers grew impressively as well, from 6.7 million in 1H2016 to 9.5 million this year. And […]

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Can Failed Retail Fashion Brands Find An Afterlife Online?

Failed fashion brands might think they’ve died and gone to heaven if they buy the promise that Onestop Internet is offering, as reported in Wall Street Journal. The WSJ article maps out a plan for failed retail brands to remain viable by closing stores and “transition to online-only fashion labels,” by partnering with Onestop. The […]

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Amazon And Walmart: Buying Their Way Into The Luxury Market

Recent big acquisition news from Walmart and Amazon, ranked #1 and #3 in the Forbes list of the world’s largest retailers, confirmed rumors circulating since at least April that Walmart had its eye on online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos and Amazon was flirting with the idea of buying high-end grocer Whole Foods. While the deals differ markedly […]

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MediaPost Q&A: To Beat Amazon, Stores Go Whole-Hog Analog

Despite the epidemic of omnichannel initiatives, it’s been a bleak few months for retailers. While the millions that mainstream retailers have poured into e-commerce are being rewarded with double-digit gains, they’re still miles behind Amazon. And instead of looking like a bell curve, where chains like Macy’s and JC Penney once dominated, retail now looks […]

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Why HENRY Loves DAVID, and It’s Sure to Be a Long-Term Romance

An interesting piece of research recently crossed my desk from business development firm Marvin Traub Associates. Entitled “The ‘New Davids’” the report examines cutting-edge e-commerce-driven businesses that are challenging traditional retail.  Who exactly are The ‘New Davids?’: As I studied the extensive list of 200 ‘New Davids’ brands, I realized these are all companies that […]

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