Scentre Group Marketing and Digital Director John Batistich has gone on the offensive, using a marketing leaders’ summit in Sydney to dismiss the perceived threat of exclusively online retailers and arguing that very few pureplay retailers have ever made a profit.
Victorian-based baby goods retailer Baby Bunting will launch its IPO next month, with an eye to expanding its reach nationally.
Aussie Farmers Direct has created an innovative way to shop groceries online using a virtual shopping app.
US department store leader Macy’s is planning to close up to 40 stores (close to 5% of its entire network) in the next 12 months as it refocuses its physical footprint in favour of omnichannel.
A new Myer strategy has been unveiled today on the back of the department store’s FY15 results, promising Myer will ‘find wonderful’ after an ordinary year.
Myer has created the new role of Chief Digital and Data Officer to boost its omnichannel strength, appointing former Coles Online GM Mark Cripsey to the role.
Online sales accounted for almost 20 percent of Nordstrom’s total revenue through the first half of the year, and mobile appears to be a key focus.
US-based retail giant Walmart expects its e-commerce segment to grow substantially in India with the advent of better online connectivity technologies.
Cosmetics giant Sephora is targeting pureplay rival Birchbox with its own subscription commerce offering for $10 a month.
Consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi is introducing small appliances into some of its existing stores in a bid to grab a slice of the home appliance pie.