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    How retailers are approaching cryptocurrency payments

    Rivals Pacsun and American Eagle Outfitters have similar target audiences but are approaching the rising popularity of digital currency differently.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Pinterest releases new shopping, seller features

    The feature rollouts follow the appointment of a new CEO and the acquisition of an AI shopping platform.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 7, 2022
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    How marketplaces are evolving

    From regulation and counterfeits to the launch of new platforms, here's where marketplaces are cropping up in retail.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Authentic Brands Group settles lawsuit with Bolt

    With the settlement, the brand licensing company has acquired a stake in the online checkout startup.

    By Caitlin Mullen • July 6, 2022
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    Amazon's new analytics tool gives brands a front-row seat to in-store shopping

    Using the Store Analytics tool, companies can optimize in-store marketing with insights about Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh shoppers. 

    By Jessica Deyo • July 6, 2022
  • Nike attributes digital revenue growth to demand across mobile apps

    The sportswear giant saw the highest traffic for its commerce app yet with a campaign celebrating the brand’s 50th anniversary.

    By Robert Williams • July 5, 2022
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    Sponsored by Bright Data

    Localizing and scaling e-commerce through public web data

    How to truly understand your customer, outshine your competition and keep up with growing demand in the global e-commerce market.

    By Or Lenchner, CEO of Bright Data • July 5, 2022
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    Virtual world shopping is not the metaverse: report

    Forrester’s latest report predicts how virtual shopping will be highly immersive 10 years from now.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Enjoy Technology files for bankruptcy with plans to sell itself

    Centered around mobile stores that bring retail service inside homes, the company has been burning cash and suffering supply shortages. 

    By June 30, 2022
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    The Backroom: Enjoy Technology set out to disrupt retail. But it got disrupted instead.

    Led by former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson, the now-bankrupt “commerce-at-home” company has suffered from constrained supply and high costs.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 30, 2022
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    Walmart to acquire AR optical tech firm Memomi

    The tech company has provided its digital measurement tools to Walmart and Sam’s Club optical customers since 2019.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 30, 2022
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    Enjoy Technology to 'pause' on selling Apple products

    The cash-strained company said it is halting its “commerce-at-home” services for the tech maker to focus on business priorities. 

    By June 29, 2022
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    Pinterest names Google president of commerce as CEO

    The image-sharing platform continues its push into social retail as co-founder and former CEO Ben Silbermann transitions to the executive chairman role.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Self-checkout shipments could surpass 300K by 2027: report

    Cashless systems are growing in popularity, and retailers are testing new features like facial recognition.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 28, 2022
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    Amazon unveils first fully autonomous mobile robot

    The company aims to automate the handling of heavy, package-carrying carts with its Proteus robot, allowing employees to focus on other tasks.

    By Max Garland • June 28, 2022
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    Ikea adds space visualization tool to its app

    Following the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has worked to turn its e-commerce business around.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 28, 2022
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    PayPal changes up its pricing

    In a move that could increase or decrease charges for merchants, the company said it aims to better distinguish between personal and commercial payments on its system.

    By Lynne Marek • June 27, 2022
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    Instacart and Walmart Canada launch virtual convenience store

    Walmart Now offers delivery of around 4,000 grocery, pantry and household items, which are fulfilled through a handful of the retailer’s stores.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 27, 2022
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    Sponsored by Esper

    Why your omnichannel strategy needs to include a meaningful digital in-store experience

    Leverage devices to delight customers and up-level your staff.

    June 27, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Nike exits Russia and tech firms unite around the metaverse

    The athletics giant won’t reopen its stores in the region. Meanwhile, Meta, Microsoft and others teamed up to develop standards for the virtual concept.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 24, 2022
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    American Eagle Outfitters launches NFT Apparel Shop

    The collection features limited-edition shirts and hoodies with designs from NFT artists.

    By June 24, 2022
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    Walmart invests in supply chain AI company Symbotic

    The retailer is deploying the company’s technology to increase capacity, accuracy and productivity at its distribution centers.

    By June 24, 2022
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    Walmart to release at-home and in-store AR tools

    New features will use the retailer’s iOS app to create more personalized experiences for shoppers, and include benefits to store employees as well.

    By June 24, 2022
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    Macy's takes July Fourth bonanza to Web3 with free NFT drop

    The collectibles are available via Macy’s new Discord channel, suggesting the brand wants to establish a stronger foothold in the popular chat app.

    By Peter Adams • June 23, 2022
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    Alo Yoga accepts crypto payments, allows crypto paychecks

    The DTC lifestyle brand is betting big on Web3 technology, although U.S. data suggests minimal usage of crypto for purchasing goods.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Lowe's releases limited-edition NFT collection, digital assets for builders

    The retailer wants to focus on its digital offerings as its pandemic-induced boom declines.

    June 22, 2022