Retail & Ecommerce

Candid announced plans to pull out of the direct-to-consumer space, shifting to B2B: The move by the oral care brand illustrates that D2C is not an automatic winner across all categories.

Amazon Go expansion means more grocery data for the ecommerce giant: As Amazon brings its cashierless stores to the suburbs, it also brings its data collection practices.

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands face significant challenges in 2022: A survey by Diffusion highlights changes in consumer priorities amid supply chain snafus.

Why Amazon keeps experimenting with physical stores: While offline sales represent a tiny fraction of its overall sales, Amazon has plenty to gain by venturing into the real world.

The consumer protection watchdog is looking into the major players’ business practices and their effects on consumer credit access.

Of the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US that accept cryptocurrency, 93% take payments in Bitcoin, making it the most commonly accepted crypto.

Retail ventures into the metaverse: Sentiment at annual industry show suggests the metaverse may already be too big to fail.

On today's episode, we discuss the most important trends shaping the future of shopping, whether gifting experiences can catch up with physical goods, the best return policies, the "empty promise" of instant delivery, Taco Bell's subscription service, an unpopular opinion about Netflix prices, who invented Monopoly, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, and director of reports editing at Insider Intelligence Rahul Chadha.

Google hired former PayPal exec Arnold Goldberg to lead its payments division following last year’s struggles with employee turnover within payments.