Internet Retail


  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • Michael Koppel, Nordstrom CFO, provides insight to the slowly strengthening consumer, and the costs associated with its upcoming Nordstrom location in New York City.

  • Alibaba launches first US-based online shopping site Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    The Chinese e-commerce giant launches invite-only 11 Main, which will sell products from small retailers, in a beta phase Wednesday.

  • *China is Inditex's second largest market. MADRID, June 11- Zara owner Inditex, the world's largest fashion retailer, plans to join China's fast-growing Tmall online marketplace to strengthen its position in a country that is already its second biggest by store numbers behind Spain.

  • Why Amazon won't let you buy the 'Lego' movie Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Amazon, embroiled in a standoff with a book publisher, is using the same hardball techniques with new movies from Warner Home Video.

  • *Inditex sales up 11 pct from Feb to June 8. *Inditex to launch online in South Korea, Mexico, Tmall. MADRID, June 11- The world's two top fashion retailers Zara owner Inditex and Hennes& Mauritz reported strong sales growth on Wednesday, benefiting from a recovery in consumer spending in their core markets in Europe.

  • MUMBAI, June 10- Online retailers jostling for a chunk of India's $13 billion e-commerce trade are so desperate to avoid snarled roads and inefficient railways that they fly their packages in the passenger cabin of costly commercial flights.

  • Bitcoin key to future of online payments: EBay CEO Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    EBay's John Donahoe tells CNBC he sees bitcoin and other digital currencies playing an "important role" in PayPal.

  • EBay CEO serious about bitcoin     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    EBay CEO John Donahoe explains why he thinks the digital currency will play an important role in the future and weighs in on the power of Amazon.

  • Alibaba employees in for $40 billion windfall Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    The Alibaba Group headquarters on March 29, 2014 in Hangzhou, China.

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has been counseling employees on how to deal with the roughly $41 billion they could unlock through a New York listing.

  • SAO PAULO, June 4- Brazilian retailer Grupo Pao de Acucar said Wednesday its board, along with other subsidiaries of the French retailer Casino, approved a plan to merge their e-commerce units, which would have combined annual sales of $4.9 billion.

  • Here's what will replace the 'dying' password Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Facial recognition grid

    You may soon be able to securely log on to your online accounts by just looking at your computer.

  • Airbnb's next frontier: Dinner with strangers Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Airbnb is encouraging hosts to throw fee-based dinners for strangers as part of a new pilot program in its home city, San Francisco.

  • *Opening up of online retail to benefit Amazon, eBay. MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, June 4- India could allow global online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc to sell their own products as early as next month, removing restrictions that could boost competition in one of the world's biggest, and most price-sensitive, retail markets.

  • Alibaba to reveal controlling partners' names: WSJ Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    The company will reveal the names of its 28 controlling "Lakeside Partners" in an update to its US IPO filing, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • EBay: No cash or free credit checks after hack Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Devin Wenig, eBay

    EBay executives said they did not initially realize that customer data was compromised when it discovered a network breach in early May.

  • Advice for online consumers     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    EBay says 145 million user records have been breached. CNBC.com consumer reporter Kelli B. Grant, shares two stories, including the smartest ways to protect your data online.

  • Exec defends JD.com's strategy Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    IPO of JD.com at the Nasdaq market site

    On the back of its IPO, JD.com's chief financial officer, Sidney Huang, downplayed the company's lack of profit.

  • JD.com: Is it stealing a march on Alibaba?     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Chinese online retailer JD.com has reportedly priced its New York IPO at $19 a share, above its indicative range. But just what does JD do? CNBC's Eunice Yoon tells you.

  • Subscribe for savings: Target takes on Amazon Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Target Subscriptions web page

    As retailers focus more on subscription services to drive e-commerce sales, CNBC looks at prices at Target and Amazon.