Netflix’s New Online Store Could Help it Take on Disney
Online - Retail - Streaming

Netflix opened an e-commerce site where you can buy things like caps, necklaces, hoodies, and, yes, underwear—much of it branded with popular Netflix movies and TV series. The move is part of a larg...

Fast Company
June 11, 2021

Facebook’s Smartwatch is Coming, with Cameras & AR
Electronics - Online - Tech

The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram. https:...

The Verge
June 10, 2021

Fred Segal: Opportunities for Retail Activations & Partne...
CPG - Electronics - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers

Fred Segal has brought its "L.A. Cool" to brands for over 60 years, enabling partners to capture the optimism, inclusion and love that makes it a unique staple in the retail world. The brand's Road...

Faisal Hussain
June 10, 2021

Facebook & Instagram Launch Influencer Affiliate Tool for...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online - Retail

Creators have always used Instagram to share products they love, and people trust their favorite accounts for inspiration and new products. Today, select creators can tag products from the brands they...

Facebook
June 10, 2021

Walmart to Distribute GNC Products in Stores & Online
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Select GNC products will be sold at Walmart stores and on the retailing giant's website under the terms of a new agreement. The new relationship would give the Pittsburgh company's products exposure t...

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC
Music - Online - Retail - Streaming - Tech

The star of the show at WWDC, as expected, was iOS. The software that powers the iPhone gets refreshed every fall, and today Apple gave its first look at the top-level enhancements coming to iOS 15. ...

Wired
June 8, 2021

FaceTime is Coming to Android & Windows
Online - Tech

Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web, so that users can call in from Androi...

The Verge
June 7, 2021

Pinterest Adds a Shopping List Feature to Round Up Your Saved ...
Online - Retail

The new Pinterest Shopping list feature saves all your Product Pins in one place, so when you’re ready to purchase you won’t have to hunt around through your saved Pins and Boards to find the prod...

TechCrunch
June 7, 2021

Instacart to Offer ButcherBox Meats for Delivery
CPG - Online - Retail

Instacart, the nation’s largest online grocery delivery platform, has partnered with the ButcherBox brand of high-quality protein to make grass-fed beef and other meats more accessible to Americans ...

Supermarket News
June 7, 2021

A TikTok Tune is Becoming Sally Beauty’s New Anthem
Health & Beauty - Influencers - Music - Online - Retail

Sally Beauty has long been known for selling hair color, styling tools and other beauty products. Yet over the past several years, it has faced challenges familiar to many brick-and-mortar retailers: ...

CNBC
June 4, 2021

Sean Combs Teams Up With Salesforce To Launch SHOP CIRCULATE
Online - Press Releases - Retail

NEW YORK, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Combs Enterprises and Salesforce have teamed up to create SHOP CIRCULATE, a curated digital marketplace that allows consumers to discover and buy products exc...

Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2021

Sephora Sees Promise in its Social-Shopping Future
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Shortly after Instagram enabled companies to set up digital storefronts on its platform, Sephora debuted its shop. Its 20 million followers on the network could now find and buy its beauty products di...

Quartz
June 3, 2021

Giant Eagle Rolls Out Virtual Personalized Vitamin Aisle
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

The Higi Smart Health Stations not only let Giant Eagle customers shop for vitamins, they also share healthy recipes from the grocer, provide educational resources and measure blood pressure, pulse, w...

GroceryDive
June 3, 2021

Amazon, Chewy Dominate Pet Product E-Commerce
CPG - Online - Pets - Retail

By draw among those buying pet products online, the leaders are Amazon (59%) and Chewy (41%), followed by Walmart.com (33%) and then PetSmart.com and Petco.com. Measuring by dollar sales share rather ...

PRNewswire
May 26, 2021

Amazon Cashes in on TikTok Trends with New Collection
Influencers - Online - Retail

Amazon published a new product collection called “Internet Famous: The Latest To Go Viral.” It features a mix of portable carpet cleaners, foot peel masks and dozens of other products that have re...

Modern Retail
May 25, 2021

Shein Tops Amazon as Most-Downloaded Shopping App
Influencers - Online - Retail - Tech

In mid-May, Shein surpassed Amazon as the most downloaded iPhone shopping app in the US, something it had already done in Google Play downloads the week prior. The retailer has driven large site traff...

Modern Retail
May 25, 2021

10-Minute Grocery Delivery is Coming to the US
Online - Retail - Tech

Gorillas, a Germany-based startup that provides grocery delivery in 10 minutes or less, is launching in New York City on May 30. Ultrafast delivery has expanded rapidly across European cities in recen...

GroceryDive
May 25, 2021

After $750k+ NFT, ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ Will Dis...
Online

The 55-second clip of a toddler happily munching on his brother’s hand is being pulled from YouTube after being auctioned off as an NFT this past Sunday. The clip was at the center of an hours-long ...

Gizmodo
May 24, 2021

Harness 70 Years & Over 17 Million Fans with a Peanuts Pa...
Branding - CPG - Non-Profit - Online - Opportunities

Peanuts is an iconic brand and entertainment house with a 70 year history of delivering successful partnerships and connecting with 17+ million fans. The brand's latest RoadShow On-Demand, availabl...

Faisal Hussain
May 21, 2021

Poshmark Partners with Snapchat on Poshmark Mini
Online - Retail - Tech

The social commerce resale giant has teamed up with Snapchat to create a Mini shopping experience on Snapchat’s app, becoming the first preloved e-retailer to sell on the platform. Poshmark in 2018...

Forbes
May 21, 2021

Instagram Announces ‘Creator Week’ to Provide Plat...
Influencers - Online

Instagram has set a three-day program dubbed Creator Week — the social-media platform’s first professional development event series designed to help creators grow their followings and make more mo...

Variety
May 19, 2021

Shopify Partners with Google on Online Shopping Expansion
Online - Retail - Tech

Google is deepening its partnership with Shopify by letting the company’s more than 1 million merchants make their products more discoverable in Google Search and elsewhere. Google and Shopify are i...

CNBC
May 19, 2021

BarkBox Sales Increase and Subscriptions Grow
Online - Pets - Retail

The parent company of BarkBox and Super Chewer is soon set to make its public market debut following a May 28 shareholder vote to approve the SPAC deal. The merger comes as such deals face a slowdown ...

Retail Dive
May 19, 2021

Amazon to Offer At-Home Tests for COVID-19, STDs, Etc.
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Amazon is considering the launch of a new line of business that offers an array of at-home medical tests and a third-party marketplace for general home-diagnostics services, Insider has learned. The ...

Business Insider
May 18, 2021

Ralph Lauren Expands its Made-to-Order Business
Fashion - Online - Retail

Customers shopping the brand’s e-commerce site can create a custom polo, selecting details like colors for each piece of the polo (for example, the left sleeve or the collar) and adding monograms. L...

Glossy
May 18, 2021

Apple Music Launches HiFi; Amazon Lowers its HiFi Price
Music - Online - Streaming - Tech

A few moments before Apple announced its HiFi plan, Amazon announced that its higher-quality music plan, Amazon Music HD, is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost. As...

9to5mac
May 18, 2021

PayPal Expands E-Commerce Capabilities with Happy Returns Acqu...
Online - Retail

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for its re...

Multi Channel Merchant
May 17, 2021

20 Million Adults Could Dive into the Cryptocurrency Market ov...
Finance - Online - Tech

Nearly 20 million adults in America are planning to buy cryptocurrency over the next year, a study by crypto exchange Gemini foundThe investor population in the cryptocurrency market could nearly doub...

Business Insider
May 13, 2021

TikTok Begins Testing In-App Shopping
Fashion - Online - Retail - Tech

TikTok’s dream of becoming a shopping destination appears to be taking a major step forward: On Thursday, reports began circulating that ByteDance’s social video app is testing e-commerce features...

WWD
May 13, 2021

Walmart Moves Into Virtual Fitting Rooms with Zeekit Acquisiti...
Fashion - Online - Retail - Tech

Walmart is integrating a new virtual try-on feature to encourage more e-commerce sales in the future. The big-box retailer announced that it plans to acquire Zeekit — a female-founded startup based ...

RetailDive
May 13, 2021

EBay Taps into NFT Frenzy, Allows Sale on Platform
Finance - Online

Ebay on Tuesday allowed the sale of non-fungible tokens for digital collectibles like trading cards, images or video clips on its platform, the first e-commerce company to tap into the recent frenzy a...

Reuters
May 12, 2021

Digital Reading Among US Kids Was Up By 89% in 2020
Online

Kids in the US devoted more time to reading digital books last year, and are better off emotionally for it, according to new data from kid-focused digital reading platform Epic. In its “Read All Ab...

Kidscreen
May 12, 2021

NBA | Reddit
Online - Partnerships - Sports

The NBA and Reddit partnered in a deal that saw offically licensed NBA content and highlights shown on the r/ NBA reddit page. The deal between the NBA and Reddit also saw a new series of AMAs (Ask...

NBA | Reddit
May 12, 2021

Starbucks May Ditch Facebook
Online - Retail

Facebook is scrambling to prevent Starbucks from leaving its platform after the world’s largest coffee company said it was dismayed by hateful comments left on its posts about racial and social just...

Buzzfeed News
May 12, 2021

PlayMonster Partners With Dude Perfect to Kick Off Summer Koos...
Influencers - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Toys

BELOIT, Wisc. (May 11, 2021) — To kick off its highly anticipated summer launch of Koosh™, PlayMonster has partnered with YouTube mega-stars Dude Perfect for an action-packed branded content camp...

Faisal Hussain
May 11, 2021

Snapchat Bets Big on AR’s E-Commerce Future
Influencers - Online - Retail - Tech

Snapchat recently acquired fashion recommendation app Screenshop earlier in April, as reported by The Information, and sizing tech company Fit Analytics in March for an undisclosed amount. The company...

RetailDive
May 11, 2021

Engage with Millions of Kids & Parents by Partnering with...
Online - Opportunity Blogs - Streaming - Video

GoNoodle engages 16 million+ kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts that are available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are—GoNoodle ...

Faisal Hussain
May 11, 2021

Only 4% of iOS Users are Letting Apps Track Them
Online - Tech

Just 4% of ‌iPhone‌ users in the U.S. have actively chosen to opt into app tracking after updating their device to iOS 14.5. The data is based on a sampling of 2.5 million daily mobile active user...

MacRumors
May 10, 2021

More Than 40 AGs Ask Facebook to Scrap Instagram for Kids
Online - Tech

Attorneys general from 44 states and territories urged Facebook to abandon its plans to create an Instagram service for kids under the age of 13, citing detrimental health effects of social media on k...

CNBC
May 10, 2021

Leaked Walmart Memo Shows Grocery & Subscription Troubles
CPG - Online - Retail

A leaked Walmart memo highlights the daunting challenges facing the world’s largest retailer, making blunt assessments about the uphill battle to overcome competitors like Amazon, Target, and Instac...

Vox
May 10, 2021

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