Omnichannel

Retailers

Ahold's Retail Business Services Offers $20,000 Sign-On Bonus

Incentive aimed at higher top tech talent who will support the company's omnichannel growth plans.

Technology

Faster Than a Speeding App: Walmart Shows Off Text to Shop

The retailer's in-development voice- and text-based ordering service invites customers to shop as fast as they text.

Amazon.com retains its place atop the leaderboard on annual ranking for 2021, while newcomer Amazon Fresh takes the No. 5 spot.

Grocery delivery gained steam in urban markets in December, and more online grocery buyers flocked to mass-merchandise stores.

New report from Incisiv and Genesys finds only 15% of retailers offer differentiating experience.

In a year that saw deep investment in tech and automation for Walmart as well as consistently better-than-expected sales, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant also navigated choppy waters of supply-chain management and continued COVID uncertainties.

Thirty- to 44-year-olds account for more than half of the growth in monthly active users of online grocery shopping in the past year, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus report.

Tennessee will get its first Walmart fulfillment center next fall as the retailer continues to move—and spend—aggressively in its push to dominate omnichannel retail in the U.S.

Traffic was—again—the key ingredient in Target's secret sauce for growth in the company's recently ended quarter, the Minneapolis-based retailer reported Wednesday.

Walmart beat even optimistic sales expectations in a quarter where its massive scale and low-price-leader status helped it weather escalating inflation and supply-chain woes.

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