Retail


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.

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.

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.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk presentation featuring Mahmoud Arram, co-founder and CTO at Bluecore and William Bonnell, Customer Engineering Manager at Google. While there are many factors that contribute, Mahmoud and William will discuss the heart of the issue: The CMO-CIO relationship and whether or not they are able to create true synergy between their respective organizations.

Building a social media following isn't just a great way to engage customers online, it can also help increase brick-and-mortar foot traffic.

This Mother’s Day, gift givers will spend a record-breaking $25.0 billion on their mothers and other women in their lives, according to an April 2019 report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). This figure tops last year’s spending of $23.1 billion.

Three in five US internet users say they've purchased clothes, shoes or accessories online in the past month, according to an April 2019 eMarketer survey conducted by Bizrate Insights. That figure climbs to 68% for females as well as younger consumers (ages 18 to 34).

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.

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.

Technology has significantly changed the path to purchase. With massive improvements in mobile ordering, same-day delivery and voice technology, the traditional retail experience is viewed as inconvenient, thus no longer satisfying. Rightpoint shares four key takeaways to help companies develop a fluid commerce strategy that uses digital and physical channel interactions.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman talks about rising direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands like shaving and skin care company Harry’s and luggage maker Away. How are these brands reaching consumers? And what drives people to try new D2C brands?

Loyalty programs have drawn in many consumers over the years, but millennials and Gen Zers are not participating at the same level as those generations before them did.

In this Meet the Analyst Webinar, eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman discusses what to expect for the US retail and ecommerce markets, and highlights the 10 key trends that will have the biggest impact on shopper behavior and retailer performance in the year ahead

One sector seeing major growth is Walmart’s CPG categories. Although trailing Amazon in volume across nearly every category, Walmart’s year-over-year growth is substantial. According to an April 2019 release from marketing analytics platform Jumpshot, Walmart’s 2018 growth outpaced Amazon in five major CPG categories.