Retail & Ecommerce

On today's episode, we discuss what to expect from Prime Day 2022, Instagram's projected growth, what Americans watch on TV, the latest social commerce moves, movie theater ads 2.0, an unpopular opinion about comparing TV and digital video, how much time we spend doing meaningless work tasks, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Blake Droesch and Paul Verna and senior director of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.

Digital media formats are poised for growth in US and Canada: Total media consumption will decrease this year as pandemic-inspired habits calm.

Nearly half of global consumers have changed their payment habits as they feel the squeeze of current market conditions, per a Paysafe report.

Adyen helped Oracle launch a new point-of-sale system that lets restaurants accept and better manage contactless payments.

Consumers shift their spending from goods to services: US household spending rose at its slowest pace this year in May as inflation dragged on people’s purchasing power.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how shoppers and retailers use Google and why the company's previous investments in the ecommerce space haven't worked out so well. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top three winning Google shopping features and discuss one feature we expect to fizzle out. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Yory Wurmser.

Direct integration into PayPal’s platform improves interoperability while providing financing. Here’s how it helps PayPal compete with banks.

The last three months of the year used to be a make-or-break period for retailers, but consumers in Latin America are now spreading out their digital purchases over the entire year.

Bed Bath & Beyond’s early-pandemic inventory revamp had unforeseen consequences: The decision to reduce its in-store SKU count and launch private-label brands left the retailer vulnerable to supply chain disruptions.

Purpose-driven ads fall short in attracting audiences: A new study reveals that purpose-driven ads are underperforming, especially as consumers prioritize lower prices in an uncertain economy.

Despite rapid grocery’s well-documented struggles, companies continue to invest in the space: Retailers see value in quick commerce even as Gorillas, Jokr, and others scale back their ambitions.

China has set the pace for livestream shopping, but it’s catching on elsewhere around the world. Join our analyst Bill Fisher as he hosts analysts Man-Chung Cheung and Karin von Abrams to discuss some of the successes, road bumps, and opportunities in this space.

It launched the Autograph card, which lets customers earn 3X points on top spending categories like restaurants and travel.

Learn how first- and third-party data segmentation can improve a brand’s strategy, targeting, and personalization efforts. In this video, Jonathan Drost, senior manager, consulting services at Neustar, a TransUnion company, shares how consistency, precision, and measurement can help marketers deploy the right message, on the right channel, and at the right time to engage with target consumers.

Online consumer spending in the US was flat in Q1 2022 from the same quarter a year prior, as shoppers pivoted away from their pandemic-driven digital spending habits. While brick-and-mortar saw growth, the increase was just 3%.

Cannes notebook: Social media platforms discussed new products, the metaverse, and creators at the June festival.

The neobank launched its BNPL product in Ireland ahead of a wider continental rollout.

Industries focus on savings and comfort as inflation bites: Marketers design messaging to help consumers cope with higher prices.

Inflation is taking a toll on UK households: The rising cost of living has shoppers cutting back and trading down as some workers strike for wage increases.

PayPal will remove the fixed fee applied to goods and services payments coming from US customers and simplify tax reporting for business users.