Prepping for Amazon Prime Day

| Mike O'Brien

As Amazon Prime Day number 3 approaches – which will most likely fall around July 12, possibly featuring deals running for a week – there are different approaches merchants can take in response to the new mega-ecommerce event, sort of a U.S. version of Singles Day in China.

Walmart.com Top Choice of Amazon Sellers Looking to Expand

| Mike O'Brien

The highest number of respondents to a January survey of Amazon sellers – 29%- said they planned to expand to Walmart.com in 2017, an indication of growing interest in the channel. Nearly half of them said it makes up 80% or more of their sales, with home/kitchen goods the most popular category. See what else the survey found.

Amazon the Disruptor Buys Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

Dropping a bombshell into the marketplace, Amazon announced its plans to acquire Whole Foods in a cash deal worth $13.7 billion, its biggest deal to date, blowing out Amazon’s bricks-and-mortar agenda and sending shockwaves across both the retail and grocery sectors. See what industry observers had to say about the impact of this major deal.

MCM Outlook 2017: Ecommerce Growth in Double Digits

| Mike O'Brien

According to the MCM Outlook 2017 survey, merchants saw ecommerce sales grow an average of 12.2% in 2016, close to U.S. Commerce Department growth estimates. In this report, find out what ecommerce initiatives are gaining traction, including mobile-first design and virtual assistants, as well as the latest on the Amazon-Walmart ecommerce war.

Best Buy Sees Ecommerce Up 22.5% in Q1

| Mike O'Brien

Home electronics retailer Best Buy had a strong first quarter in ecommerce, with online sales up 22.5%, as profit also grew thanks to cost-cutting moves in the supply chain and other areas that are ahead of schedule. It even gained share on Amazon. See what other initiatives are paying off in the company’s turnaround efforts.

Can Retail Brands Grow in the Age of Amazon?

| Stefan Weitz

Retailers of all shapes and sizes are struggling to survive in the era of Amazon. Find out in which key areas retailers are falling short and why Amazon is capturing nearly half of every dollar spent online.