Tuft & Needle to be Acquired by Serta Simmons

| Mike O'Brien

Startup online mattress seller Tuft & Needle will be acquired by old-line mattress company Serta Simmons Bedding for an undisclosed sum, according to various media reports, as Serta looks to bolster its digital presence and gain back share grabbed by new online players.

Sears to Close 46 More Stores

| Daniela Forte

Sears Holdings Inc. announced it plans to close 46 more stores as part of ongoing efforts to streamline its operations, strengthen its capital position and focus on its best performing stores. Stores are expected to close by November.

Target Reports Ecommerce Growth of 41% in Q2

| Daniela Forte

Target reported a 41% increase in ecommerce sales during the second quarter, with overall revenue increasing 7%. Comp sales were up 6.5% in the quarter, the strongest showing since 2005, driven by a 6% growth in store traffic. Here are some opportunities Target plans to focus on in the future.

JC Penney Reports a Q2 Loss of $101 Million

| Daniela Forte

JC Penney reported a net loss of $101 million in the second quarter, more than double the 2017 Q2 loss of $48 million, while its comparable sales inched up 0.3%. Here is what JC Penney has planned for the first of 2018.

How to Select the Right Marketplace for Your Business

| Daniela Forte

Selecting the right online marketplace for your ecommerce business is a tough choice. Partnering with the right marketplace holds the greatest potential for success. But which one do you choose? In our latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, Dennis Worth, Vice President of Business Development for Seta Corp., discusses best practices in marketplace selection and how his business has benefited, and shares tips on how to make the marketplace adoption process go smoothly.

Walmart Sees Boost in Ecommerce Sales

| Daniela Forte

Six months removed from a fourth-quarter stumble in ecommerce that caused some concern among analysts and industry watchers, Walmart is continuing on a strong online growth path, increasing ecommerce sales 40% in Q2 after a 33% jump in the prior quarter.

Kroger to Sell Groceries in China Through Alibaba Partnership

| Mike O'Brien

Cincinnati-based grocer Kroger will start selling online into China through a new partnership with Alibaba, testing some of its natural foods line first as it makes its first international move in the expanding grocery wars. See what else the company is up to, including its pilot of driverless delivery in Scottsdale, AZ and same-day delivery.

Birchbox Rolls Out Website Redesign

| Daniela Forte

Subscription-box cosmetics brand Birchbox launched a redesigned website that advances the subscription box experience online through navigation, discovery, education and delight. Here is how the newly redesigned website enhances the journey for its customers.

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering CX During the Back-to-School Shopping Rush

| Craig Reines

Back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, but thanks in part to Amazon Prime Day being pushed up nearly a month this year, millions of consumers have a head start as they prepare for a brand new academic year. Here are the top three considerations retailers should keep in mind to ensure satisfaction among all customers this back-to-school shopping season, from millennials to Gen X to in-store and mobile shoppers.