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Is Amazon Slowing Down?

Feb 21, 2019

Amazon's retail ecommerce business may have passed the stage of rapid growth, and as a result, we have lowered our previous retail ecommerce sales forecast.

How Much Will Retail Sales Grow This Year?

Feb 20, 2019

After a great year for retail—rising 5.3% in 2018—sales will slow but also expand 3.2% in 2019.

Holiday Shopping on Smartphones Led to Strong Ecommerce Growth

Feb 19, 2019

The 2018 retail holiday season was exceptionally strong, with the highest growth rates for brick-and-mortar and ecommerce sales since 2011. Online spending performed noticeably better than the industry’s already optimistic expectations.

Digital Investments Pay Off for Walmart in Ecommerce Race

Feb 14, 2019

Walmart, which overtook Apple last year to become the third-largest US etailer, is widening the gap with Apple. Walmart’s ecommerce sales will grow nearly 33% this year to $27.81 billion.

Men Lead In Smart Speaker Shopping

Feb 13, 2019

Greater disposable income, easier automation, and a desire to research products and prices drive men’s paths to purchase via smart speaker more than women's.