Retail


Consumers, especially younger ones, are thinking harder about issues like ecological impact and labor practices when making purchases.

Walmart is doubling down on its digital grocery efforts with a splashy new campaign promoting Walmart Grocery Pickup, its click-and-collect service.

The numbers aren't in yet, but Walmart might have overtaken Amazon as the largest digital grocery player in the US.

China and India lead the world in the number of proximity mobile payment users, and that's primarily due to an explosion of newly minted middle-class consumers eschewing credit cards in favor of easier to use mobile options.

Efforts to increase supply chain efficiency are nothing new, but as retail ecommerce sales continue to grow, retailers need to be more flexible.

Due to the growing number of channels available and younger consumers reaching adulthood, expectations for customer service have been changing.

Direct-to-consumer brands like Everlane and Bonobos, fast casual grain bowl chain Sweetgreen and beauty salon Drybar are just a few businesses that have adopted a cashless model. But consumers aren't necessarily ready to do away with cash.

The consumer retail economy, buttressed by low unemployment and rising wages, is experiencing its best growth since 2011. And despite the 2018 demise of old-retail stalwarts like Sears and Toys "R" Us, recent gains at retail aren’t only flowing in the direction of digital – although they do increasingly bear hallmarks of its influence.

Jason Goldberg, senior vice president of commerce at Publicis.Sapient, digs into the strategy behind Amazon Go and tells eMarketer how the ecommerce giant will further disrupt retail's competitive landscape.

Online shopping has become a sport during Thanksgiving week and beyond, and it's also starting to play a role in the holiday meal itself. In many ways, the convenience of buying groceries online seems well-suited for larger-than-usual gatherings, even if it is used by only a small number of consumers.

A favorite choice of gift-givers this holiday season? New clothes. The apparel category had its biggest year-over-year performance since 2010.

Declining mall foot traffic and competition from direct-to-consumer brands and private-label offerings have hurt mid-tier merchants like Toys “R” Us and Sears. But dollar stores are flourishing.

eMarketer's "Do You Have a Second?" is a mini-podcast that offers a quick hit of the latest digital data. Today, we’re talking about online returns for the holiday season, apparel discounting over the Thanksgiving shopping period and consumers' resolutions for the New Year.

Amazon already has a major stake in India's fast-growing ecommerce market. Here's how we know the country is one of its big targets for 2019.

Subscription commerce has captured retailers' attention with its built-in customer base and predictable sales patterns. It may seem like there is a box for everything—think special effects makeup or instant ramen—but not all categories have been embraced equally.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer's Man-Chung Cheung and Monica Peart discuss commerce in China, where technology companies are remaking the brick-and-mortar experience, even as they continue to innovate in ecommerce.

With its increased investment in Instagram Stories, Benefit plans to focus on both organic and paid content in 2019. And rising usage in swipe-up behavior—when a user swipes up on stories content and is taken to a landing page on the brand's website—is opening the door to new opportunities.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer Bill Fisher discusses the evolving UK retail market and the growing impact of mobile shopping.

Store closures are the hallmark of the so-called retail apocalypse, but the demise of brick-and-mortar locations might be more apparent to industry watchers. The average consumer doesn't always pay attention—unless a particular store meant something to them.

In this special webinar panel of eMarketer analysts you'll learn the market forces changing the ways consumers shop for consumer packaged goods, and the drivers affecting how CPG companies sell to consumers.