Retail


eMarketer senior forecasting director Monica Peart shares our growth estimates for retail in South Korea and the factors that led to our revised forecast. Watch now.

Click-and-collect—the option to buy online and pick up in-store, known as BOPUS in the US—has made a significant difference in retail ecommerce sales across Europe. Five years ago, strategic payments consultancy Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) forecast that click-and-collect sales in Europe would be between €20 billion ($23.6 billion) and €25 billion ($29.5 billion) in 2019. In early 2019, it raised that 2018 estimate to about €27 billion ($31.9 billion).

Retailers’ digital ad spend parallels that of the overall US digital ad market this year, growing 19.1%, according to our latest forecast. For this industry, mobile and search advertising dominate ad spend allocation.

Baby boomers already know how to go to a brick-and-mortar store and buy things. So unless there’s an obvious benefit of convenience or better prices, they’re not rushing to master newer, more tech-heavy shopping methods.

The food retailing industry seems to be constantly bracing for the next move by Amazon. Inmar’s senior vice president Jim Hertel offers three key strategies that food and grocery retailers should commit to in order to thrive rather than just survive.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu breaks out our digital ad spend numbers for the retail sector, including mobile and search, where growth did better than the overall average. Watch now.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and vice president of multimedia Paul Verna discuss why direct-to-consumer retail brands are investing heavily in TV advertising. They also reveal which CPG brand topped a recent study of the most effective TV advertisers in that category. In addition, the panel explores other retail and advertising developments from Amazon, Sizmek and more.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) companies continue to disrupt traditional retail, and taking note of their marketing investment strategies might benefit traditional retailers that see these digitally-native newborns as competition.

The fashion industry, in its current state, is not environmentally sustainable. For this reason, companies have begun implementing circular business initiatives in attempts to appeal to conscious consumers and cut back on their carbon footprint. But a new study shows that these models may benefit only higher-priced players, leaving value markets in the dust.

Thousands of new shopping apps continue to pop up in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store each year as consumers gear their shopping habits towards mobile. But the increase in competition might be causing smaller retailers and startups to think twice about investing in app development, especially on the iOS marketplace.

About 85% of consumer transactions happen inside of a retail location, but most conversational commerce companies only focus on 15% of transactions that happen online. Inmar shares why marketers don’t need to limit chatbots and other one-to-one tools to just ecommerce transactions.

With Prime Day now in its fifth year, many Prime members have been conditioned to anticipate and prepare for the event.

US auto and auto parts sales in the US are slowing, which will weigh down the entire retail sector. This year, the auto industry will grow 2.0% to $1.299 trillion, the slowest growth rate since at least 2011. Growth will flatten through 2022, according to eMarketer’s latest US retail forecast.

Now in its fifth year, Amazon Prime Day continues to have a significant impact on back-to-school shopping. But, according to new research from Kelton Global on behalf of RetailMeNot, big opportunities also await for retailers other than Amazon.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar presentation featuring Faythe Shortelle, contact center vice president of J.Jill, and Tara Sporrer, senior vice president of marketing at goMoxie. They discussed practical, real-world examples you can put in place now—even if you have limited resources.

US ecommerce grocery is the fastest growing product category online, and this year we estimate that US food and beverage ecommerce sales will grow 23% to $22.63 billion. Buy online, pick up in store (BOPUS) is one of the key drivers of this growth.

The online grocery space is immense and fast-growing, with players such as Walmart and Target leveraging their sizeable brick-and-mortar locations to take on Amazon. As the landscape continues to shift, here’s what marketers need to keep in mind.

As retail store closures continue at an alarming rate, consumer goods brands have fewer channels to sell their products outside of retail and ecommerce behemoths like Amazon, Walmart and Costco. This reality has many in the consumer goods industry looking to sidestep retail and online marketplaces altogether with hopes of selling to their customers directly.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman joins us to discuss the latest in clothing subscriptions. Why are retailers like Urban Outfitters getting into this business? What consumer trends are fueling these companies’ decisions? And what the heck is a “rundle”?

The majority of businesses selling products on Amazon still don’t use optimization tools to bolster their advertising efforts. But as Amazon’s ad business continues to grow, so will the competition for valuable ad placements—and many sellers are now looking for ways to improve their strategic advertising efforts.