Department Stores’ Pains Eased In Q2, But Challenges Are Digging In
The underlying challenges facing department stores remain: many of them, are hurting from declining mall and store traffic, says eMarketer.
By David Kaplan, Aug 11th
Why A Third Of Retailers Continue To Shun AI And Voice-Activation
“If someone wants a human, they will obviously be disappointed by an AI bot/assistant,” says eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock.
By David Kaplan, Aug 1st
1.82 Billion People Will Use Messaging Apps In 2017
The growth in reliance on messaging platforms will likely see more marketers experimenting with chatbot communication.
By Lauryn Chamberlain, Jul 26th
Which Retailers Are Winning Back-To-School Store Traffic?
Ross Dress for Less, T.J. Maxx and Target were the big Back-To-School winners last year, says Foursquare President Steven Rosenblatt.
By David Kaplan, Jul 24th
Over 80 Percent Of Millennials Want In-App, In-Store Payments
Are retailers ready? Most have some catching up to do, according to a report from eMarketer.
By Lauryn Chamberlain, Jul 17th
Back-To-School Retail Sales Will Reach $857.18 Billion This Year
Retailers looking to drive brick-and-mortar sales should start now — not in August.
By Lauryn Chamberlain, Jun 14th
Consumers Trust Search Engines Over Friends, Brands When It Comes To Finding New Products
The rise of intelligent search has major implications for local businesses.
By Lauryn Chamberlain, Jun 7th
eMarketer’s Ramsey: How AI And Voice-Activation Will Impact Business
'I am as excited – if not more excited – by artificial intelligence – as I was when the internet emerged in a commercial way in the mid-1990s,' says eMarketer co-founder Geoff Ramsey.
By David Kaplan, May 23rd
Amazon’s Alexa Gets Visual With Echo Show: What Does It Mean For Brands?
Parks Associates' Dina Abdelrazik on what the Amazon Echo Show's touchscreen and video adds to the voice-activated intelligent assistant Alexa.
By David Kaplan, May 10th
Voice-Activated Connected Device Usage Jumps 130 Percent This Year
Amazon's Echo speaker commands 70 percent of the voice-activated connected intelligence market, says eMarketer. But the demand is only starting.
By David Kaplan, May 8th
What The TV Remote Says About The Role Of Voice-Activation In Consumers' Lives
By David Kaplan, Aug 16th
Think With Google: In Searches, "Near Me" Is Now Implied
By Lauryn Chamberlain, Aug 15th
Target And Office Depot Make A Bet: Can Same-Day Delivery Save Retail?
By David Kaplan, Aug 15th
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