In a world that’s so commercially focused, it’s nice to know there are a few online retailers out there who are trying to do more than sell things – they’re trying to make a positive difference in the world in day-to-day operations. Come, let’s meet some of them.
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Prinitha is the Editor of Power Retail. She has an editorial background in digital and newspaper publishing, news and sports presenting, as well as PR in politics. Prinitha is passionate about fashion, lifestyle, health and wellbeing, loves adventure and enjoys a bit of retail therapy to complement her personal style.
With the retail landscape plummeting in the US and technology poised to wipe out millions more in the coming decade, Walmart says it will aim to be “people-led and tech-empowered.”
Australian online beauty retailer RY has today launched MUA Shop – a curated range to create a more customer focused offering, which the company says is all about making online shopping easier and more inspiring.
Following an extensive review of the strategic options for The Body Shop to ensure its best future development, L’Oréal has received a firm offer from Natura Cosméticos SA to acquire The Body Shop and has entered into exclusive discussions with Natura.
Swedish furniture and homewares group Ikea says it has plans to sell its merchandise on websites of third party retailers, which may include Amazon and Chinese rival Alibaba.
Global online retail leader Amazon is taking on Walmart by offering a 45% discount off its Prime membership for those consumers who receive government assistance.
Australian tech solutions retailer, Harris Technology, has revealed its plans to launch a Chinese division, which will sell products from manufacturer shipped directly to Australian consumers.
Established Australian pureplay Catch of the Day has continued its growth, announcing today it has launched an online marketplace with some of Australia’s top brands, as well as rebranding to Catch.com.au.
Chatbots are offering retailers a smarter more cost effective and efficient way of engaging with their consumers. Regardless of the size of your business, if you have a customer service department there’s probably a bot out there for you.
European private equity firm Investindustrial has invited Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma to submit a joint bid concerning more than $1.2 billion for the buyout of L’Oreal owned The Body Shop.