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Checkout-Free Technology Startups
Checkout-Free Technology Startups
Zippin Secured Funding to Bring Its Technology to Stores by 2025
Zippin, a checkout-free technology startup, announced that it raised $30 million in Series B funding and has accumulated over $45 million in funding to date. Series B funding has come from several... MORE
Streamlined Loyalty Programs
Streamlined Loyalty Programs
Gap Launched Its New Integrated Rewards Program Across Brands
Gap Inc. announced its new integrated rewards program across the United States and Puerto Rico, which streamlines consumer loyalty across its four major brands, including, Athleta, Banana Republic,... MORE
Digital Strategy Pivots
Digital Strategy Pivots
Crocs Hit Record Highs for Quarterly Revenue Due to DTC and Wholesale
Crocs hit new highs for quarterly revenue for three straight quarters, due in part to its new digital strategy. The shoe brand increased revenue by 93% year over year to a high of $640.8 million.... MORE
Private Label Brands
Private Label Brands
Macy's Launches Its New 'And Now This' Brand for Fashion-Forward Consumers
Macy’s is launching a new private label apparel brand, named And Now This, at a time when the company is reworking its own strategy for merchandise. The company says the new brand is for... MORE
Private Label Skincare Launches
Private Label Skincare Launches
Dollar General Has a New Line with All Items Under Five Dollars
Dollar General launched a new private label skincare line that will be available under its Believe Beauty brand that launched in 2019 to offer affordable products. The line will consist of 11... MORE
AR Advertising Deals
AR Advertising Deals
Brookfield Properties and the Aria Network Will Offer AR Ad Opportunities
Brookfield Properties announced that it is partnering with The Aria Network on augmented reality ad inventory through its retail shopping locations across the United States. The new deal will give... MORE
Retail Distribution Deals
Retail Distribution Deals
Nordstrom Purchased a Minority Stake in Topshop to Expand Partnership
Nordstrom recently acquired a minority stake in Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands, where the investment will help foster growth for the brands globally. The new partnership will also... MORE
E-Commerce Multi-Channel Fulfillment Partnerships
E-Commerce Multi-Channel Fulfillment Partnerships
Amazon is Partnering with BigCommerce
BigCommerce recently integrated with Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfillment in order to streamline online order fulfillment for sellers using Amazon’s services. With the agreement, U.S. e-... MORE
E-Commerce Startup Funding Announcements
E-Commerce Startup Funding Announcements
Byrd Raised $19 Million in Funding to Expand Operations
Byrd, the e-commerce startup, announced new funding that will be used to expand its footprint to meet demand and help merchants fill online orders. The e-commerce startup builds software that... MORE
Sustainable DTC Expansions
Sustainable DTC Expansions
Blueland is Expanding into Canada with Its Full Product Lineup
Blueland, the sustainable DTC brand, announced that it will expand into Canada for the remainder of the year and into 2022. The sustainable DTC brand will sell its full lineup of products in Canada,... MORE
DTC Retail Partnerships
DTC Retail Partnerships
Casper is Partnering with Mattress Warehouse to Expand Retail Reach
The DTC mattress brand Casper announced a new retail partnership with Mattress Warehouse, where beginning in July Casper products will be available to consumers in over 60 different Mattress... MORE
AI-Integrated Retail Systems
AI-Integrated Retail Systems
Walmart's New AI System Helps Consumers Make Shopping Substitutions
Walmart has seen an increase of over 95% in customer acceptance of shopping substitutions after the retailer implemented deep learning artificial intelligence for online grocery orders, according to... MORE
DTC Eyewear Public Listings
DTC Eyewear Public Listings
Warby Parker Recently Filed with the SEC Seeking a Public Listing
Warby Parker, the eyewear brand announced that it has filed a draft with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public listing. Warby Parker said that the public listing is scheduled to... MORE
Sustainable Retail Goals
Sustainable Retail Goals
Target Launches New Sustainability Goals as Part of "Target Forward"
Target revealed a new list of environmental and equity goals that it tries to achieve over the next two decades, with the launch of a new initiative named “Target Forward.” As part of... MORE
Retail Revival Announcements
Retail Revival Announcements
Glossier Announced That the DTC Brand Will Get New Retail Locations
Glossier, the DTC brand, announced that it will step back into the world of brick-and-mortar retail with three new stories this year. The announcement was made by Emily Weiss, the Glossier Chief... MORE
Last-Mile Technology Deals
Last-Mile Technology Deals
Fedex and Nuro Entered into a Multi-Year Autonomous Vehicles Agreement
FedEx announced a deal with Nuro to bolster its last-mile technology with a multi-year and multi-phase agreement, that will have Nuro test autonomous delivery vehicles. Testing for the last-mile... MORE
Digital Retail Investments
Digital Retail Investments
Neiman Marcus Group Acquires Stylyze to Bolster Digital Capabilities
Neiman Marcus Group announced various digital tech investments totalling $500 million over the course of the next three years and will include the acquisition of a cloud-based software-as-a-service... MORE
Retail Remodeling Campaigns
Retail Remodeling Campaigns
Target Released Photos of Updated Stores with More Renovations to Come
Target recently revealed photos of its new updated stores, which are part of the retailer’s promise in March to invest approximately $4 billion in remodelling efforts and improving e-commerce.... MORE
Private Equity Brand Acquisitions
Private Equity Brand Acquisitions
Iconix Brands Will Be Acquired by a Firm Named Lancer Capital
Lancer Capital, a private equity firm, recently agreed to purchase Iconix Brands in a deal worth $585 million, the deal is expected to close before the end of quarter three this year. Iconix... MORE
Regional Retail Distribution Partnerships
Regional Retail Distribution Partnerships
Hudson's Bay Entered into a New Forever 21 Partnership
Hudson’s Bay announced that it is entering into a Forever 21 partnership, where certain Forever 21 will have full-line collections available at certain Hudson’s Bay stores. Under the... MORE
Cloud Gaming Hardware Launches
Cloud Gaming Hardware Launches
Microsoft Will Release New Cloud Gaming Features Later This Year
Microsoft announced that it will launch new dedicated cloud gaming hardware to the PC Xbox app and will focus on giving consumers options to play before they purchase. Microsoft is planning to... MORE
Vaccine Tracking Campaigns
Vaccine Tracking Campaigns
Anheuser-Bush Launched Its New "Let's Grab a Beer, America" Campaign
Anheuser-Bush launched its “Let’s Grab A Beer, America,” campaign closely followings a previous vaccine tracking campaign, where the brand partnered with the White House to support... MORE
Retail Pharmacy Saving Programs
Retail Pharmacy Saving Programs
Walmart Added a New Perk to Its Walmart+ Membership Program
Walmart added a new perk to its Walmart+ membership program, where the retailer will now offer medication discounts to thousands of consumers. The company said that consumers who have a Walmart+... MORE
Retail Nutrition Product Deals
Retail Nutrition Product Deals
GNC Will Expand Its Wholesale Presence with a New Deal with Walmart
GNC announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Walmart that will expand the brand’s wholesale presence by allowing it to sell its products at Walmart locations. With the... MORE
Retail Employee-Focused Apps
Retail Employee-Focused Apps
Walmart Launches Its Me@Walmart App and Gives Devices to Employees
Walmart recently announced its new Me@Walmart app, which is a new workplace platform that will allow associates to schedule their shifts, clock in, and troubleshoot any workplace challenges.... MORE
Inaugural Sports Apparel Launches
Inaugural Sports Apparel Launches
Wilson Sporting Goods Will Expand into Athletic Clothing
Wilson Sporting Goods is releasing a new line of premium athletic clothing named Wilson Sports Wear and it will be available in the United States and China, with new items being launching biweekly.... MORE
Subscription-Based Maintenance Services Startups
Subscription-Based Maintenance Services Startups
Super Raised $50 Million in Funding to Expand
Super, a company offering home repairs and maintenance services through a subscription model, recently raised $50 million in Series C funding from several backers in including Wells Fargo Strategic... MORE
E-Commerce Hiring Expansions
E-Commerce Hiring Expansions
Amazon Will Look to Hire 75,000 for Fulfillment and Logistics Roles
Amazon is undertaking a new hiring push, where the e-commerce giant will look to take on 75,000 fulfillment and logistics workers across facilities in the United States and Canada. Amazon is... MORE
Inaugural Sparkling Water Campaigns
Inaugural Sparkling Water Campaigns
Coca-Cola Launched the First Campaign for Its Aha Water Brand
Coca-Cola launched its inaugural ad campaign for its Aha sparkling water brand, which was created in March 2020 and at the time was the first brand created by Coca-Cola in 10 years. The new... MORE
Parking Space Sensors
Parking Space Sensors
Sidewalk Labs Created a Sensor Named Pebble That Displays Available Parking
Sidewalk Labs, the urban planning arm of Alphabet, created a sensor named Pebble that can leverage live data to improve city parking by displaying available spaces. The new Pobble sensor functions... MORE
E-Commerce Safety Initiatives
E-Commerce Safety Initiatives
Amazon Launched a New U.S. Safety Program Named WorkingWell
Amazon is launching a new workplace health and safety program named WorkingWell across its facilities in the United States with the goal of reducing recordable incident rates by 50% by 2025. The... MORE
Inventory Restricted Retail Strategies
Inventory Restricted Retail Strategies
Under Armor Will Take on a New Inventory Strategy
Under Armour is changing its inventory strategy according to a statement made by CEO and President Patrik Frisks on a previous earnings call.  During the earnings call, Frisks indicated that... MORE
E-commerce Return Platform Acquisitions
E-commerce Return Platform Acquisitions
PayPal Purchased a U.S. Startup Named Happy Returns
PayPal recently purchased a returns startup company named Happy Returns in a move signifying PayPal’s intentions to be more involved in post-purchase activities, no acquisition price was... MORE
Clothing Sub-Brand Acquisitions
Clothing Sub-Brand Acquisitions
Ralph Lauren Sold Its Club Monaco Brand to a Firm Named Regent
Ralph Lauren announced that it will sell off its Club Monaco brand to a private equity firm named Regent in a deal that will likely close in late June. No acquisition price was publicly disclosed... MORE
Flagship Retail Revitalizations
Flagship Retail Revitalizations
Macy's is Investing in the Surrounding Areas of Herald Square
Macy’s announced its new plan to revitalize its iconic storefront located in New York City’s Herald Square and the project will include a $235 million private investment in the store&#... MORE
Clothing Retailer Acquisitions
Clothing Retailer Acquisitions
Eddie Bauer Was Purchased by Sparc Group for an Undisclosed Sum
An entity of Simon Property Group named Sparc Group recently entered into a deal to acquire Eddie Bauer, however the purchase price was not made public. Under the new ownership, Sparc Group will... MORE

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Vaccine Development Announcements
Vaccine Development Announcements
Moderna Announced Three New Potential mRNA Vaccines
Moderna, the creators of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, announced that it will work to develop three new mRNA vaccine candidates in 2021 for HIV, seasonal flu, and the Nipah virus. It has been... MORE
Shoppable Digital Homes
Shoppable Digital Homes
Mashable Home is a Virtual Shopping Experience with Items from Walmart
Mashable recently launched Mashable Home, a 3D rendered virtual home that is equipped with various shoppable products from Walmart. Mashable Home allows viewers to digitally navigate the house... MORE
Live E-Commerce Platforms
Live E-Commerce Platforms
A Live Streaming E-Commerce Platform Named Whatnot Raised $20 Million
Whatnot, a live streaming e-commerce platform raised $20 million in Series A funding. The live streaming e-commerce platform indicated that it will use the funding to take on more staff and expand... MORE
Autonomous E-Commerce Robots
Autonomous E-Commerce Robots
Sam's Club Uses Autonomous Mobile Robots to Sort E-Commerce Orders
Sam’s Club now uses autonomous mobile robots relying on artificial intelligence to fulfill e-commerce orders in its Southern California fulfillment center, a 753,00-square-foot facility in Perris.... MORE
Wireless Charging Laptop Accessories
Wireless Charging Laptop Accessories
Lenovo's New Laptop Will Feature a Wireless Charging Mat
Lenovo announced a new wireless charging mat at CES, named the ThinkBook Chargin Mat, which will be available as an accessory for its ThinkBook Pls Gen 2 i line of laptops. The wireless charging... MORE
AI-Powered Sports Cameras
AI-Powered Sports Cameras
Veo Received Funding for Its AI Camera That Films and Edits Sports Games
Veo, a startup company based out of Copenhagen, was able to raise $25 million to scale its business that uses AI cameras to record sports games. The funding was led by Augustinus Fabrikker, a... MORE
UV Disinfecting Robots
UV Disinfecting Robots
UBTech Announced a New Line of Disinfecting Robots at CES That Use UV Light
UBTech, the China-based robotics company, announced at CES that it will launch a new line of disinfecting robots that use UV light to clean various surfaces. UBTech created different versions of... MORE
Smart Doorbell Launches
Smart Doorbell Launches
TP-Link Launched Its New Kasa Smart Doorbell with Video Capabilities
TP-Link revealed a number of new products at CES including the Kasa Smart Doorbell, the Kasa Spot Pan Tilt, and the Kasa Smart Dimmer Switch. The Kasa Smart Doorbell notifies customers when... MORE
Wearable Streaming Displays
Wearable Streaming Displays
The TLC Wearable Display Will Be Commercially Available This Year
TCL stated that its TCL Wearable Display will be available on the market later this year, however, no price point has been set and no exact launch date has been scheduled. The TCL Wearable Display... MORE
Contactless Shopping Experiences
Contactless Shopping Experiences
Hudson Will Use Amazon's Just Walk Out Technology at Its Stores
Hudson, the retail company, announced that it will implement Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology at a number of its locations, including its Dallas Love Field Airport store. Following the... MORE
Subscription-Based Maintenance Services Startups
Subscription-Based Maintenance Services Startups
Super Raised $50 Million in Funding to Expand
Super, a company offering home repairs and maintenance services through a subscription model, recently raised $50 million in Series C funding from several backers in including Wells Fargo Strategic... MORE
Commercial EV Businesses
Commercial EV Businesses
GM Launched a New EV Business Unit to Serve Other Companies
GM announced at the 2021 virtual CES show that it launched a new EV business unit, named BrightDrop, which will serve a commercial clientele beginning with FedEx. The new EV business Unit will... MORE
Custom E-Commerce T-Shirts
Custom E-Commerce T-Shirts
Amazon Fashion Created a Custom T-Shirt Portal Named "Made for You"
Amazon Fashion created a custom t-shirt sales portal, named “Made for You,” through the amazon app that features “virtual fit technology.” The custom t-shirt portal is available to... MORE
Livestream Car Activations
Livestream Car Activations
Lexus Launched a Twitch Activation to Promote Its 2021 IS Sedan
Lexus created a Twitch activation on January 13 to promote its 2021 IS sedan, where viewers on a Twitch stream created a customized version of the car for the gaming community. The Twitch... MORE