UBS predicts that 75,000 retail stores will be forced to close as e-commerce expands from a 16% market share to 25% by 2026. Store closures so far this year have topped all closings in 2018 and will pick up over the next seven years.
At this past June’s Walmart Associate and Shareholders Meeting, CEO Doug McMillon continually referred to Walmart as a “technology company.” That had many people scratching their heads saying, in effect, Walmart is not Microsoft, Google or Amazon, for heaven’s sake. MIT Technology Review asked, “Walmart wants us to believe it’s turning into a tech company?” Doubters need […]
Amazon’s onslaught against brick-and-mortar retail is relentless. Today it controls about 5% of all American retail, according to Bloomberg, and is on track to take 49% of all online spending this year predicts EMarketer. Amazon is the competitor that keeps local independent retailers up at night. Some 73% of independent retailers surveyed by the Advocates for Independent […]
Amazon Prime Day, billed as the “biggest shopping event ever,” has come and gone. Along with the reported 100 million products that were sold over the course of the 36-hour sales event that ended July 18, over $1 billion in sales were credited to small and medium-sized businesses listing products on Amazon Marketplace. According to […]
On April 25, Wayfair offered a day of “amazing deals” on all that’s home, right when more people are moving or on the lookout for fresh home decorating excitement. “Spring is the season when our customers are especially focused on sprucing up and furnishing outdoor spaces in anticipation of warm weather and summer entertaining,” said […]