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Shur-Line, Bulldog, and World and Main to become H2 Brands Group

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Shur-Line, Bulldog, and World and Main are changing their name to H2 Brands Group in a move that brings together as one entity the extensive offerings of the three divisions along with the newly acquired Craig Electronics. The new name, as illustrated by the new […]

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Social media advertising by retailers to hit nearly $65 billion

Social media advertising is increasingly a primary focus for retail brands — and one platform dominates. Fifty-percent of retail advertisers are planning to spend at least half of their annual marketing budget in 2020 on social media ads, according to a survey commissioned by Smartly.io and conducted by WBR Insights, research arm of the eTail […]

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Grubhub bites into transparent ordering

An on-demand food delivery platform wants to eliminate silos from the process of fulfilling orders. Grubhub is launching “Ultimate,” a new proprietary hardware and software solution designed to integrate all restaurant ordering channels into one system. The digital workflow solution connects the front and back ends of a restaurant directly with customers, creating a transparent […]

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David’s Bridal brings wedding planning into the digital age

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe The nation’s largest bridal retailer is offering a new suite of wedding planning tools. With the goal of curating and streamlining the process of planning and purchasing for a wedding, David’s Bridal is providing digital solutions including a wedding vision tool, which enables couples to […]

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Survey: Digital research drives strong millennial spending

Millennials are making more major purchases than any other group, but they are doing their research first. According to a new consumer survey from TD Bank, millennials made, on average, nearly four major purchases in the past year, while Gen X and baby boomers combined averaged just 2.8 major purchases during that time. Survey data also […]

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Guest Column: Experience Is the Retail Edge 

Retail industry analysts will look back at 2020 as a pivotal year for consumers and brands alike, as major shifts in technology and shopping behavior converge.  Significant improvements to the mobile shopping experience mean that the predicted “retail apocalypse” will actually look more like a steady erosion of physical retail, as purchases of almost every […]