Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide
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Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide

Simple, an Australia-based business that operates a platform for managing marketing strategies and campaigns, has pulled in $17 million to expand its business in the…

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Moosejaw is the first of Walmart’s acquired brands to open a digital store on the site
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Moosejaw is the first of Walmart’s acquired brands to open a digital store on the site

Last year, Walmart acquired outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million –  a company that’s now one of several brands Walmart picked up during a speciality retail…

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Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store
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Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store

In January, Walmart partnered with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten on online grocery in Japan, as well as the sale of audiobooks, e-books, and e-readers in…

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Shelf Engine uses machine learning to stop food waste from eating into store margins
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Shelf Engine uses machine learning to stop food waste from eating into store margins

Shelf Engine’s team While running Molly’s, the Seattle-based ready meal wholesaler he founded, Stefan Kalb was upset about its 28 percent food wastage rate. Feeling…

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Walmart co-leads $500M investment in Chinese online grocery service Dada-JD Daojia
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Walmart co-leads $500M investment in Chinese online grocery service Dada-JD Daojia

Walmart sold its China-based e-commerce business in 2016, but the U.S. retail giant is very much involved in the Chinese internet market through a partnership…

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Starbucks partners with Alibaba on coffee delivery to boost China business
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Starbucks partners with Alibaba on coffee delivery to boost China business

Starbucks is palling up with Alibaba as it seeks to rediscover growth for its business in China. China has been a bright spot for some…

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Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round to modernize Africa’s B2B retail
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Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round to modernize Africa’s B2B retail

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Update: EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace…

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Prime Day boosted other large retailers’ sales by 54%, says report
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Prime Day boosted other large retailers’ sales by 54%, says report

Amazon’s Prime Day again broke records this year, but the sales holiday also boosted sales across the broader U.S. e-commerce industry. According to Adobe Analytics data…

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Amazon puts its own devices on sale early for Prime Day
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Amazon puts its own devices on sale early for Prime Day

Amazon is kicking off today’s Prime Day a bit early. Although its annual sale technically begins at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET this…

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site
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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup…

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Seattle gets its first staffed Amazon pickup delivery hub
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Seattle gets its first staffed Amazon pickup delivery hub

You’d think Seattle would be first in line for all things Amazon, but apparently the online retailer’s home city didn’t yet have a dedicated brick…

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GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms
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GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms

Struggling retail chain GameStop is discussing a potential buyout with private equity firms, according to Reuters. The report says that one of the private equity…

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Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report
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Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this morning. The…

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The $150M plan to transform Echelon mall into a town center failed #Deadmalls
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The $150M plan to transform Echelon mall into a town center failed #Deadmalls

Jason Ravitz still longs for the heydays of the Echelon Mall. “I grew up in Cherry Hill and we used to hang out there,” Ravitz…

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Toys 'R' Us Going Belly UP, laying off 33,000 workers
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Billionaire Isaac Larian insists his crowdfunding campaign to save Toys R Us is a not a stunt

LOS ANGELES �� Pulled by four children, all chanting “Save Toys R Us,” Isaac Larian sat inside a red-and-yellow plastic toy car Tuesday, holding two…

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Big box stores are languishing. What do we do with all the space?
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Big box stores are languishing. What do we do with all the space?

How to remove, reuse, or recycle these fallen retail giants. Boxes on boxes in boxes. Wikimedia Commons My memory of Toys ‘R’ Us now consists…

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J.Crew to Double Down on Madewell as J.Crew Revenuentinue to Decline

Will 2018 be the year it turns itself around?Photo: Instagram @jcrew After years of dwindling sales, J.Crew spent the better part of 2017 trying to…

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Toys 'R' Us to liquidate assets, close U.S. stores, again
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The REAL Reason Behind Toys R Us Going Bankrupt, Private Equity Parasites

Retail giants are going bankrupt left and right, which doesn’t make sense since the economy is actually getting better. But a report by David Dayen…

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