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A recent report by Kenshoo provides insights by advertisers and documents the growing role of mobile search. The report found there was a 19% year-over-year increase in global sales revenue and 31% in the U.S. driven by search advertising.
The act of showrooming is seeing a growth that cuts across a variety of demographic segments, according to the Holidays Retail Trends study by CFI Group. This is due in part to mobile technology, and practiced by a majority of consumers whether they intend to or not.
Amazon is working to expand its consumer packaged goods market and take on warehouse club stores like Costco and Walmart’s Sam’s Club with its new business the Pantry, according to a report by USA Today.
Lululemon Athletica Inc., a yoga-inspired athletic apparel merchant, announced that founder Chip Wilson is resigning from his position as chairman of the Board of Directors, according to a press release. He plans to step down prior to the company’s annual meeting in June 2014.
Sears Holdings Corp. announced its separation from its Lands’ End clothing business, according to a press release. Lands’ End Inc., filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Dec. 6.
A big challenge for online businesses these days is replacing their backend system. According to this infographic by Monetate, for online merchants there are three reasons why they choose to replatform: the need to stay competitive, their existing platform falls short of promised capabilities and customer driven pressures.
With shoppers increasingly using mobile devices to make purchases, Shopatron saw an increase in its Cyber Monday sales of 52% over the 2012 holiday season, according to a press release by Shopatron.
Rakuten saw a huge jump in visits to its ecommerce site, the rise in consumer sales and traffic began Monday before Black Friday with a spike on Thanksgiving Day and an increase the morning of Black Friday, according to a press release.
With the rise of big data and social analytics this holiday season, it won’t be too difficult for Santa to figure out what his consumers want for the holidays, according to this infographic by McCann Truth Centra
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