Daniela Forte

Content Manager

dforte@accessintel.com / DForteMCM

Daniela Forte is the Content Manager of Multichannel Merchant. Prior to this, she served as the Associate Editor and before that the Content Producer for the team since 2013. Daniela covers the marketing and ecommerce beats for Multichannel Merchant. She was previously a news reporter for The Litchfield CountyTimes in Northwestern Connecticut.

Technology Allowing Brands to Survive, Thrive Amidst Disruption

| Daniela Forte

Doomsday predictions of a “retail apocalypse” notwithstanding, industry disruptions including thousands of store closings and many bankruptcy filings provide opportunities for brands to grow their customer relationships, according to a new study from Deloitte Digital and Salesforce. See what types of disruptions are paving the way for a retail renaissance.

Data on Multi-Device Customer Journeys Yields Benefits for Retailers

| Daniela Forte

More consumers today are beginning their online shopping on one device and moving to another before completing a purchase. In fact, studies have found multi-device journeys represent anywhere from 41% and 65% of all online purchases. See what this study by Monetate revealed about what the customer prefers across devices.

Toys R Us to Close All U.S. Stores

| Daniela Forte

Toys R Us announced it is closing or selling all of its more than 800 stores across the U.S. CNBC reported that the company is working out a plan to save at least 200 stores from going dark if it can find a buyer. Here is what caused the demise of yet another big-box retailer.

How More Brands Are Choosing to Build Loyalty by Giving Back

| Daniela Forte

When customers think about brands that give back, they may immediately think of TOMS, whose mission is to give a pair of shoes to children in need in over 70 countries with every pair sold. Today several other brands have followed TOMS’ lead in their own efforts to give back.

Nordstrom Partners with Anthropologie on New Home Products

| Daniela Forte

Nordstrom is partnering with Anthropologie to introduce home products line in 15 of their retail locations and on Nordstrom.com beginning March 19. The collaboration is part of a larger trend of partnerships between retailers, sometimes those in competition with each other.

Neiman Marcus Prepares for the Customer of the Future

| Daniela Forte

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 Launches Four New Private Brands

| Daniela Forte

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.

How Chubbies Built a Customer Community

| Daniela Forte

Building a community came naturally for casual men’s shorts and apparel brand Chubbies, as it’s the approach the company has taken from the very beginning. Here is what Chubbies is doing to build a community for its brand.

How Gap Inc. Is Reimagining Itself as a Customer-Centric Organization

| Daniela Forte

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.