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For the three months to 30th June, the eCommerce leviathan Alibaba delivered another impressive set of results. Continuing to fly high, Alibaba delivered a 56% rise in Q1 revenues compared to the same period a year ago. This was driven by growth in online sales, which at 86% - up from 73% a ...

 
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Another exciting month concludes for the eCommerce giant. While exciting, keeping abreast of the disruption they’re causing is no mean feat. Luckily for you, we never stop monitoring what they’re up to, so here is a bite-sized summary for all the really important stuff. Amazon Q2 ...

 
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For its second quarter ending 30 June 2017 Amazon saw net sales increase 25% to USD38bn compared to Q2 2016, and operating income decrease 51% to USD628mn compared with operating income of USD1.3 billion in Q2 2016. No one should be surprised by these results. Amazon continues to be exactly ...

 
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In the increasingly complex eCommerce world, Brandless, the latest venture of entrepreneurs Tina Sharkey and Ido Leffler, is seeking to provide shoppers with simplicity. Introduced as “a thoughtful, irresistible selection of the food and household products you reach for every day,” ...

 
Followers: 20

Amid one of the most exciting and evolving moments in U.S. grocery retail history, everyone is asking how big online grocery will really get. Grocery retailers are trying to understand the best strategies for tackling eCommerce, while manufacturers are trying to decide how to support the business. ...

 
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Amazon is gearing up for its third consecutive Prime Day. The July 11 event could turn out to be Amazon’s “biggest day ever,” exceeding last year’s success in which 25% of U.S. households shopped the event (Figure 1). Originally created as a marketing ploy for Prime recruitment, ...

 
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Today, at the end of a mildly busy week in retail, Walmart announced its acquisition of the men’s clothing retailer Bonobos for USD 310 million. The ten-year-old Bonobos, which Walmart describes as “built on the internet,” began as an online seller and expanded to 37 brick ...

 
Followers: 92

In what appears to be a completely unexpected turn of events, Amazon and Whole Foods just announced what may be the acquisition of the year, at least in the grocery industry. Within seconds of the announcement, grocery stock prices dropped, social media went bananas, and speculation of what ...

 
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You may have seen the headlines this week—Walmart is phasing out Costco’s Kirkland Signature private label brand from its Jet.com platform.  While it’s an interesting new wrinkle in one of the biggest developments in eCommerce in the last year, I’ve received questions ...

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