Walmart is raising prices online to increase in-store traffic

(Author : Natt Garun)Walmart is taking a bit of an nontraditional approach to boost sales ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events by raising prices for products sold online and discounting those same items in physical retail stores. According to The Wall Street Journal, the big-box store has quietly raised prices for household and […]

Saint James, le Made in Normandie a la cote en France et à l’international

(Auteur : Christel Divert)Le pull marin et la marinière Saint James séduisent aux quatre coins de la planète et pas seulement chez les hipsters de Brooklyn et de Kreuzberg. Cette semaine, la marque inaugure son deuxième magasin à Séoul, le sixième en Corée du Sud. Luc Lesénécal, président de Saint James, s’est donc rendu au Pays […]

Asos launches Try Before You Buy service in the UK

(Auteur : Barbara Santamaria)Online fashion giant Asos is boosting its payment options with a new service which lets customers try any of its 85,000 products at home and pay only for what they want to keep. The service has been launched in partnership with leading payments provider Klarna and is expected to boost customers’ spending on the […]

Debenhams to launch in-store fitness centres

(Author :  Inside Retail Hong Kong)British retailer, Debenhams is to trial in-store fitness centres with gym specialist Sweat! as its partner, in three of its locations. The department store operator says the partnership, to launch early next year, will give customers more reasons to visit Debenhams stores more often and will attract a younger female base. […]

All-Encompassing Wellness Stores

(Author :  Laura McQuarrie)Hello Love Touches on Art, Spirituality, Food and Movement. Hello Love is the name of a new concept store in London that is branded as “the world’s first and only space dedicated to NonToxic Practice (TM) — a philosophy that strips out all toxic substances from daily life.”  The space is also described […]

Book Your Hotel Room With An Emoji

(Author : Lauren Kirkwood)Marriott is allowing groups to book rooms on Slack by voting with a thumbs-up emoji. Marriott Rewards‘ new Slack extension allows groups to book travel by typing in their desired city and travel date, and then voting on the resulting options with a thumbs-up emoji. After everyone in the chat group has […]

Tmall kicks off 11.11 buidup with “see now, buy now” show

(Author : Adam Najberg)Models strutted the catwalk at Shanghai’s National Convention and Exhibition Center Friday, showing off branded fashion and apparel that will be available to buy for Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. The “See Now, Buy Now” fashion show – the second for Alibaba’s Tmall after last year’s – kicked off three weeks of […]

McDonald’s Singapore Introduces Phone Lockers

(Author : Lauren Kirkwood)McDonald’s Singapore has introduced 100 smartphone lockers at one of its locations, allowing customers to lock away their phones for the duration of a meal in order to spend more time conversing with friends and family. The initiative is part of the company’s “Phone Off, Fun On” campaign, which is geared toward […]

Google will start selling products at its pop-up stores this week

(Author : Ashley Carman)Google doesn’t have any dedicated hardware stores like Apple or Microsoft, but it has previously experimented with pop-up demo experiences where users can test products before buying them online through the Google Store. That’s changing today… sort of. The company confirmed to The Verge that it will begin selling hardware at these temporary locations this year. The Pixel […]

Gap Has Rolled Out A Subscription Clothing Service For Babies

(Author : Zack Palm)Clothing retailer Gap officially launches its new subscription boxes designed for newborns called BabyGap OutfitBox. Gap first started testing the program with select customers earlier this year in May. When a customer signs up for the program they list their child’s gender, size, and choose from one of four different themes for their box: […]