Gap Launches New Men’s Performance Lifestyle Brand

| Daniela Forte

Gap Inc. plans a mid-October launch for Hill City, a new high-performance men’s apparel brand offering “technical clothing” that transitions through the day from working out to work to weekend. Here is what led to the launch of the new brand for Gap Inc.

Neiman Marcus’ Online Revenues Up 12.5% in Q4

| Daniela Forte

Neiman Marcus reported an increase in online revenues of 12.5%, which accounted for 36% of the overall business for the fourth quarter. See how Neiman Marcus plans to be a more customer-centric company in the future.

Is Using AI for Fraud Protection Keeping Your Online Stores Safe?

| Rafael Lourenco

Fighting fraud is a time-consuming task and most online retailers need help with it. Ecommerce platforms are stepping up to assist their merchants with AI-driven solutions, but do these AI-only tools provide enough fraud protection? Here are some factors to consider before opting in to a platform-provided fraud screening program.

Holiday Shopping Expected to Begin Earlier This Year

| Daniela Forte

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and starting earlier each year, bringing unique opportunities for brands, retailers and marketers to create special experiences through memorable campaigns. Here are some statistics and insights retailers should be aware of this holiday season.

5 Growth Milestones For Small Businesses

| Craig Evans

Starting a business is no light feat. It takes nerves, determination and resilience that only entrepreneurs who have gone through it will understand. Here are five stages new business owners need to know to gain success.

Ulta Beauty Ecommerce Sales Up 38% in Q2

| Daniela Forte

Ulta Beauty saw a 37.9% increase in ecommerce sales in the second quarter, representing 9% of revenue. Total sales grew 15.4%, with comps up 6.5%, on top of 11.7% growth in the year-ago quarter. Here are some of the initiatives that led to Ulta Beauty’s ecommerce success in the second quarter.

Why Human Intelligence is Important in the Age of AI

| Mihir Kittur

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is showing up just about everywhere we look. Chatbots are having in-depth, multi-level conversations with customers, and can even respond appropriately to emotions they sense. Here is how AI is changing the retail landscape.

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.