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  • Mobile app for Five Guys restaurant

    Global merchant bank The Raine Group has invested $40 million dollars in Olo, a digital ordering and delivery company for multi-location restaurants.

  • Frustrated shopper

    Retailers are having trouble aligning their inventories with their marketing messages.

  • Online holiday sales reach $83B

    Online retail sales hit a record high in November and December, topping expectations

  • DUBAI, Jan 19- Tehran- based e-commerce firm Takhfifan found it impossible to attract foreign investment when it launched in 2011 but it took only two days for a potential foreign investor to get in touch after sanctions on Iran were lifted. "When I was launching my company I talked to several foreign investors but none of them was interested in doing any business...

  • Meet Snapdeal, the Alibaba of India

    Anand Chandrasekaran, chief product officer at Snapdeal, talks about his e-commerce company, which is an online marketplace selling products across India.

  • A poster displayed the window of The Art of Shaving store in New York City.

    Fewer clean-shaven male faces are giving rise to a new archetype that's becoming a coveted market demographic in its own right — bearded men.

  • Jan 15- Retail sales in the United States are estimated to have risen 3 percent to $625.9 billion in the holiday season, according to data from industry group National Retail Federation, CNBC said. The growth fell short of NRF's forecast of a 3.7 percent jump. Online sales grew 9 percent to $105 billion, NRF estimated.

  • Amazon sets its sights on the high seas

    Amazon wants to cut out the shipping middleman by registering with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to become a licensed ocean freight forwarder, reports CNBC's Landon Dowdy.

  • The future of retail

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, discusses retail strategies and how companies can achieve a return on capital.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move which allows it to coordinate cargo shipments between China and the United States. Amazon is already negotiating a deal to lease 20 jets to start its own air-delivery service in the United...

  • Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has registered to provide ocean freight services, which allows it to coordinate shipments between China and the United States, according to a Federal Maritime Commission filing.

  • Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has received a license to operate as an ocean freight forwarder in the United States, according to a Federal Maritime Commission filing.

  • Jan 14- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc posted an unexpected 4 percent drop in first-quarter profit, as it continued to lose television subscribers, offsetting a rise in internet accounts. Shaw, which competes with Telus Corp in west Canada, said its consumer unit lost 30,000 television and 5,600 landline telephone accounts in the quarter ended Nov. 30.

  • *UK sales up 25 pct, international up 20 pct. Jan 14- British online fashion retailer ASOS reported a recovery in sales growth in the United States and Europe on Thursday, helped by moves to make its prices more responsive to exchange rate volatility, but it also saw its margins slip. Established in 2000 for fashion-conscious 20- somethings, ASOS was an early...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- Old-fashioned catalogues, pencils and paper order slips still line many Argos stores. But whether customers shop there, online or using white tablets in some revamped shops, they have access to one of the fastest delivery systems in Britain. Britain's second biggest supermarket made a surprise swoop for Home Retail, also the owner of the Homebase...

  • Jan 7- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said same-store sales surged during the holiday shopping months of November and December, spurring shares of retailers on a day global stock markets dropped on concerns over the Chinese economy. Same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in the last two months of the year due to higher online sales and strong demand for...

  • Pedestrians pass a JC Penney store in New York.

    J.C. Penney's same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and higher online sales.

  • Jan 7- J.C. Penney Co Inc said same-store sales surged during the holiday shopping months of November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and gift products and higher online sales. J.C. Penney's strong results were in stark contrast to those of rival Macy's Inc, which reported a 4.7 percent drop in comparable sales on Wednesday and...

  • Jan 7- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co has agreed to buy online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe Holdings Inc for about $250 million. Hudson's Bay expects the deal to add about $500 million to its 2016 total sales, the company said on Thursday. Hudson's Bay, which has a market value of about C $3 billion, said it plans to open Gilt shops inside its Saks...

  • Jan 7- J.C. Penney Co Inc's same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and gift products and higher online sales. The company's results were in stark contrast to those of rival Macy's Inc, which reported a 4.7 percent fall in holiday season same-store sales on Wednesday and said it would cut...