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To break away from D2C crowd, SmileDirectClub announces retail partnership with Walmart

Today, SmileDirectClub announced a partnership with Walmart to sell a new line of oral care products, including toothbrushes, teeth whitening treatments, a water flosser and more. For one of the top t

Who will the winners be in the future of fintech?

In a world where people access their financial services through one universal hub, which companies are the best-positioned to win?

Why D2C holding companies are here to stay

Digitally-native, vertically-integrated brands pool resources, operational costs and institutional knowledge to accelerate growth and achieve profitability at a faster rate.

FedEx robot sent packing by NYC

FedEx’s autonomous delivery bot got a cold reception from New York City officials. After the company’s SameDay Bots — named Roxo — popped up on New York City streets last week, Mayor B

Target integrates Shipt’s same-day delivery service into its mobile app

Same-day delivery is coming to Target’s app. The retailer announced this morning that its same-day shopping service Shipt, which Target acquired two years ago for $550 million, will now be integ

Toys ‘R’ Us relaunches its website, where online sales are powered by Target

Toys “R” Us is back online, thanks to a new deal with Target. Tru Kids, the parent company that acquired the defunct toy chain following its bankruptcy, has announced the relaunch of the T

Vegetarian frozen food brand Strong Roots looks to expand in the US with $18.3 million funding

The U.K.-based vegetarian frozen food company Strong Roots has picked up $18.3 million in funding from the private equity firm Goode Partners as it looks to expand its U.S. presence and build out its

Target’s personalized loyalty program launches nationwide next month

Target today announced its new data-driven loyalty program, Target Circle, will launch nationwide on October 6th, following a year and a half of beta testing in select markets. The program combines a

Target’s Drive Up pickup service expands nationwide

Target’s same-day curbside pickup service, Drive Up, has now reached all 50 U.S. states, the retailer announced on Thursday. The service allows consumers to shop online then pull up to designate

Target’s same-day pickup and delivery services growing at double the rate of 2018

Target’s investment in same-day pickup and delivery options is paying off. The company, which today offers same-day in-store pickup, drive-up and same-day delivery through its acquisition of Shi

Walmart tops US online grocery market, with 62% more customers than next nearest rival

Walmart is dominating the U.S. online grocery market, according to new research out this week from the analysts at Second Measure. The nationwide retailer today offers grocery pickup and delivery in n

Why commerce companies are the advertising players to watch in a privacy-centric world

The unchecked digital land grab for consumers’ personal data that has been going on for more than a decade is coming to an end, and the dominoes have begun to fall when it comes to the regulation...

US retail group offers to help antitrust investigators in going after Amazon and Google

A leading U.S. retail group, whose members include Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others, has penned a letter to the Federal Trade Commission that details its concerns over big tech companies’ do

250 retailers will compete against Amazon’s Prime Day, up from 194 last year

Amazon’s Prime Day event, now in its fifth year, is no longer just a big sales day for Amazon — it’s become the official kickoff to back-to-school shopping season and a new sales hol

Target checkouts hit by outage for a second day in a row

Another day, another Target checkout outage. Many took to social media to complain that checkouts at the retail giant went down for a second day in a row. Many stores were only taking cash and gift ca

Target launches a dedicated shopping site for same-day delivery, powered by Shipt

Target is ramping up its same-day delivery efforts, following news of Amazon’s plans to increase Prime speeds and Walmart’s recent launch of free, next-day delivery in select markets. This

How startups can use Amazon’s SEO best practices to dominate new shopping verticals

Amazon dominates the top ranking positions of Google for tens of thousands of ecommerce queries, but there are plenty of products in newer categories where Amazon has not yet achieved SEO supremacy.

Bubble-driven boom in M&As hides steep costs long-term

Global M&A activity is exploding. The value of transactions in the first 8 months of 2018 reached $3.3 trillion worldwide, and the market can expect another record-setting year in 2019.

Target ups its ad efforts with revamped media company, Roundel

A surprise addition to this year’s NewFronts, first-time participant Target today announced its plans to rebrand its media network formerly known as “Target Media Network” to be call

Online used car startup Shift adds another $40M, snags COO in road to IPO

Online used car startup Shift Technologies has tacked on another $40 million in equity funding, hired a new COO with Amazon and Enjoy roots and scaled up its engineering staff — all in the past seve
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