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E-Commerce Sales

Retailers are racking up big gains on online marketplaces over the holidays

Shoppers shift to websites from stores during Thanksgiving weekend

Why Kohl’s, eBags and Fanatics are merry about mobile holiday sales


Top 500 U.S. E-Retailers

Amazon forms teams to target a proliferation of fakes

Black Friday traffic surges slow retailers’ e-commerce sites

E-commerce sales growth results in lower profits for Urban Outfitters


Second 500 U.S. E-Retailers

E-retailer ScotteVest’s shoppers win regardless of whether the Cubs do

A Cubs-focused sports retailer halts online orders after demand surges

Speedo promotes an executive to president


Web-Only Merchants

eBay updates its app with more consumer reviews

Vistaprint greets the holiday season with cheer

Wayfair unveils a virtual reality app for Google’s Daydream VR platform


Retail Chains

Omnichannel strategies factor into store-based retailers’ holiday optimism

Home Depot’s omnichannel strategy drives sales growth

Facebook finds more miscalculated metrics, but many retailers don’t care


Consumer-Brand Manufacturers

Hormel hopes bacon virtual reality videos sizzle

Luxury retail moves online

Lipton Tea’s add-to-basket ratio soars thanks to A/B testing



HSN’s mobile sales rise 37% in the third quarter

1-800-Flowers’ web sales climb 3.8% in Q1

QVC is now trading on Nasdaq as a stand-alone company


Top 500 European E-Retailers

Black Friday deals in the UK face criticism over pricing

UK grocer Ocado tests machine learning to better manage customer emails

UK retailer Marks & Spencer will close dozens of stores amid declining sales


Top 500 Chinese E-Retailers

Amazon launches a showroom for imported goods in Beijing

Amazon Prime debuts in China to compete with Alibaba

China’s Alibaba and JD.com drive deeper into the countryside for customers


Top 500 Asian E-Retailers

Why India’s Flipkart should consider physical stores

Amazon’s India push intensifies during the Diwali shopping season

What Wal-Mart gains with an investment in India’s Flipkart


Top 500 Latin American E-Retailers

eBay will sell most of its stake in Latin American online marketplace MercadoLibre

E-commerce growth slows in Latin America

Latin American e-marketplace MercadoLibre makes another acquisition


E-Commerce Leaders

Amazon grabs a giant chunk of holiday weekend web traffic growth

Alibaba invests in Chinese grocery chain Sanjiang

Alibaba’s revenue grows 55% in fiscal Q2


Top 400 Europe

Yoox Net-a-Porter opens a tech hub

ASOS shares slump as its sales growth forecast disappoints investors

Computer products retailer Geeks.com yanks the cord on e-commerce sales



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