Google, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Face GDPR Related Lawsuits

| Mike O'Brien

The ink was barely dry on the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when a European privacy advocate sued Google, Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram and Whatsapp, claiming they violated the regulation by using “forced consent” practices to obtain consumer data.

Father’s Day Spending Expected to Reach $15.3 Billion

| MCM staff

Father’s Day spending is expected to reach $15.3 billion in sales this year. A new study by the National Retail Federation found that a total of 77% of shoppers will spend an average of $133 per person. Here is what the rest of the survey results revealed for Father’s Day spending.

6 Tips for Strategic Retail Business Growth

| Helen Cartwright

When starting out, new entrepreneurs have a lot of goals with the main ones being gaining recognition for their venture and rapid growth. Overnight success, however, is not the standard; you have to do it the old-fashioned way. Here are six tips that will ensure success in your retail business.

Over a Quarter of Organizations Worldwide Not Ready for GDPR Compliance

| Mike O'Brien

More than a quarter of organizations globally are not prepared to comply with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect May 25, according to a survey conducted by SAP Hybris. See what else the survey revealed about compliance efforts, or lack thereof, as the major directive impacts the use of customer data worldwide.

Target Reports 28% Q1 Growth in Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

Target reported a healthy 28% gain in ecommerce sales in the first quarter, while same-store sales rose 3%, helped by a 3.7% growth in traffic. Strong categories included home goods, household essentials and food and beverage. Here is what Target has implemented that led to the success of the first quarter.

Williams-Sonoma Sees Strong Ecommerce Growth in Q1

| Daniela Forte

Williams-Sonoma continues to grow share of ecommerce in its overall sales, increasing from 52.2% in Q1 of 2017 to 53.7% this past quarter, while growing online revenue by 11.2%. Total net revenue was $1.2 billion, up 8.2% from last year. Here are some of the plans Williams-Sonoma has to further expand its digital channel.

PetSmart Names New CEO

| Daniela Forte

A year after acquiring Chewy.com for $3.4 billion to expand its ecommerce capabilities, PetSmart has added a new CEO to turn around performance at its 1,600 retail stores. See who PetSmart appointed and how it will benefit the brand.

4 Tips for a Successful Holiday Flash Sale

| Jeff Warren

Most retailers are acutely aware: November and December have nearly twice the revenue potential as any other month, and the momentum only continues to grow. Here is how retailers can make the most of holiday flash sales this year.

3 Steps to Increase Mobile Sales

| Stephen Murphy

If the 2017 holiday season taught us anything, it’s that mobile is the new normal for online shopping. On Black Friday alone, over 60% of retail website visits happened on mobile devices, driving more than 46% of all purchases. Here are three steps to increase your mobile sales this year.

Adobe Acquires Magento Commerce

| Daniela Forte

Adobe announced plans to acquire Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion, integrating it into one platform for B2B and B2C customers globally. See how Magento will boost Adobe’s ecommerce capabilities and compliment its existing cloud platform.