Retail & Ecommerce

Uber Eats wants to make it easier for customers to order food: The food delivery platform is adding voice ordering, stadium partnerships, and autonomous delivery features to boost convenience.

Consumers want to search visually: A rising number of consumers are using Google to search using its Lens feature.

Inefficiency and environmental impacts make Bitcoin unfit as a payments network, per Sam Bankman-Fried. We think CBDCs pose better chances.

Consumers report gas, groceries, and dining as their top inflation pain points: A new report finds that price increases in those three sectors affect shoppers the most.

Klarna Virtual Shopping narrows the gap between online and in-store shopping: Shoppers can now interact with in-store staff to receive personalized recommendations and real-time customer service.

Even fast fashion isn’t immune to the ecommerce slowdown: Shein, the largest fast-fashion player in the US, is seeing growth slow as shoppers revert to pre-pandemic behaviors.

China’s zero-COVID policy hinders retailers at home and abroad: The mitigation measures put the brakes on both retail sales and manufacturing, which could have long-term implications.

Food delivery workers take action to secure higher pay: Unprecedented strikes by Delivery Hero and Deliveroo drivers in Dubai underscore the challenges workers face amid rising fuel and living costs.

Instacart takes the first step towards an IPO in an uncertain market: But the company’s growth prospects are tempered by strong competition and changing grocery shopping habits.

The new offering connects online shoppers with in-store retail associates and can help attract merchants to Klarna.