Retail Dive - Latest News /news/Retail industry news, voices and jobs. Optimized for your mobile phone.en-usTue, 13 Oct 2020 12:11:00 -0400Amazon brings delivery boxes to life with AR Halloween activities /news/amazon-brings-delivery-boxes-to-life-with-ar-halloween-activities/586913/<p>First appearing around Prime Day, scannable packages may compel shoppers to engage with festive experiences beyond purchasing products.</p>Robert WilliamsTue, 13 Oct 2020 12:11:00 -0400/news/amazon-brings-delivery-boxes-to-life-with-ar-halloween-activities/586913/Centric Brands exits bankruptcy /news/centric-brands-exits-bankruptcy/586898/<p>The company shed some $700 million in debt in Chapter 11 and is looking for growth upon emerging from the court process.</p>Ben UnglesbeeTue, 13 Oct 2020 11:43:00 -0400/news/centric-brands-exits-bankruptcy/586898/Walmart turns again to parking lots for family-friendly experiences /news/walmart-turns-again-to-parking-lots-for-family-friendly-experiences/586905/<p>This summer the retail giant offered virtual&nbsp;camps and drive-in movies, and is now&nbsp;hosting Halloween and college football events.</p>Daphne HowlandTue, 13 Oct 2020 11:11:00 -0400/news/walmart-turns-again-to-parking-lots-for-family-friendly-experiences/586905/Study: 62% of shoppers that struggle to complete purchases abandon their carts /news/study-62-of-shoppers-that-struggle-to-complete-purchases-abandon-their-ca/586749/<p>Gen Z has the highest percentage of consumers who have had difficulty completing online transactions, a goMoxie survey found.</p>Tatiana Walk-MorrisTue, 13 Oct 2020 10:05:00 -0400/news/study-62-of-shoppers-that-struggle-to-complete-purchases-abandon-their-ca/586749/GoPuff raises $380M for expansion, fills out C-suite /news/gopuff-raises-380m-for-expansion-names-c-suite-execs/586851/<p>Former Lowe&#39;s exec Jocelyn Wong joins&nbsp;as chief customer officer, suggesting the startup has big goals&nbsp;as a distribution channel for impulse items.</p>Robert WilliamsTue, 13 Oct 2020 09:47:00 -0400/news/gopuff-raises-380m-for-expansion-names-c-suite-execs/586851/GameStop partners with Microsoft on operations tech /news/gamestop-partners-with-microsoft-on-operations-tech/586822/<p>The agreement, which comes just before the holidays,&nbsp;also gives customers the chance to buy Xbox All Access through the gaming retailer.</p>Tatiana Walk-MorrisMon, 12 Oct 2020 12:15:00 -0400/news/gamestop-partners-with-microsoft-on-operations-tech/586822/As holiday shopping begins, half of consumers hurt economically by pandemic /news/as-holiday-shopping-begins-half-of-consumers-hurt-economically-by-pandemic/586830/<p>A new report from PwC found that many consumers are grappling with lost income and jobs, and a majority are also concerned about COVID-19 in stores.&nbsp;</p>Ben UnglesbeeMon, 12 Oct 2020 11:45:00 -0400/news/as-holiday-shopping-begins-half-of-consumers-hurt-economically-by-pandemic/586830/J.C. Penney, Kohl's latest to leverage Prime Day for holiday promotions /news/jc-penney-kohls-latest-to-leverage-prime-day-for-holiday-promotions/586835/<p>Amazon&#39;s red-letter event always attracts rivals, but in a year when retailers need to get going on the season,&nbsp;it&#39;s getting extra attention.</p>Daphne HowlandMon, 12 Oct 2020 11:26:00 -0400/news/jc-penney-kohls-latest-to-leverage-prime-day-for-holiday-promotions/586835/Holiday sales growth won't reach 2% this year, CBRE says /news/holiday-sales-growth-wont-reach-2-this-year-cbre-says/586823/<p>E-commerce could surge more than 40%, however, eclipsing last season&#39;s record&nbsp;14% year-over-year rise,&nbsp;according to a report from the real estate firm.</p>Daphne HowlandMon, 12 Oct 2020 10:55:00 -0400/news/holiday-sales-growth-wont-reach-2-this-year-cbre-says/586823/How much has executive diversity changed in retail? /news/how-much-has-executive-diversity-changed-in-retail/586506/<p>In this package, Retail Dive examines racial and gender diversity in leadership roles from four different angles.</p>Cara SalpiniMon, 12 Oct 2020 10:37:00 -0400/news/how-much-has-executive-diversity-changed-in-retail/586506/