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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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Retail Innovation: How To Disruption-Proof Your Business

Traditional, long-established retailers feel much like sitting ducks today. While the National Retail Federation tries to encourage the industry with Vice President Pence playing cheerleader recently at the NRF Retail Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. saying “The best days for American retailers are ahead,” most of those in the audience must have agreed, simply because retail seems […]

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Five Ways the QVC and HSN Merger Will Disrupt the Retail Landscape

We all remember the 2000 hit movie “The Perfect Storm” starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Diane Lane about the ill-fated Andrea Gail fishing boat battling the confluence of three massive storms in the Atlantic Ocean. I can think of no better analogy to what the retail industry is facing now that QVC is merging […]

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Amazon’s Next Big Play: Furnishing American Homes

As consumers progress through life stages, each stage presents predictable triggers for consumer purchases in specific categories. Now that the 92-million strong millennial generation is finally starting to grow up, marketers targeting young adults are getting ready for a killing. Born from 1980-2000, the leading-edge millennials are turning 37 this year and while they have […]