Neiman Marcus told attendees at eTail West that the focus in 2018 is on making innovation part of its DNA as it seeks new, creative ways to connect the online and in-store experience for its upscale customers. The common denominator in all of the innovation is bringing digital to the forefront of the business.
Walmart announced it is launching four new private brands in the apparel category, two for women and one each for men and children. The company said the new brand rollout is intended to create a one-stop destination for fashion as well as everyday essentials, electronics and the rest of the broad assortment of categories.
Customers are at the center of everything Gap Inc. is doing today as it works to turn around its organization and be a leading omnichannel retailer, a digital executive told attendees at eTail West. See what he had to say about the company’s ongoing evolution, and its reliance on tools like data analytics and continual testing and learning in pursuit of success.
In our monthly MCM CommerceChat podcast, Angie Stocklin of One Click Ventures discusses how to provide a consistent customer experience across every touchpoint to foster true customer centricity. Angie will be speaking on this topic at the seventh annual Ecommerce Operations Summit 2018, April 3-5 in Columbus, OH, in a session entitled “It Should All Look the Same: Creating True Cross-Channel Customer Centricity.”
Due in large part to inventory management issues around the critical holiday period, Walmart reported a serious slowdown in its booming ecommerce growth during the fourth quarter, which increased 23% compared to a 50% gain a year earlier. See what these challenges were for Walmart and what it meant for sales in the fourth quarter.