Category: Retail

The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic
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The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home. The customer is no longer…

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Retail Traders Continue Their Insanity With Office Depot
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Retail Traders Continue Their Insanity With Office Depot

Shares of Office Depot had a 10-for-1 split on Wednesday. Retail traders jumped in, making it the largest gainer on Robinhood. A reverse split, like a stock split, doesn’t change the fundamentals. Retail traders continue making some unusual moves in the market. Their latest? Piling into shares of Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP). Retail Traders Love Splits…

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Retail Sales Soar 17.7% in the Biggest Monthly Jump Ever
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Retail Sales Soar 17.7% in the Biggest Monthly Jump Ever

Retail sales jumped higher in May as consumers returned to stores as coronavirus lockdowns were lifted across the United States. Retail sales surged 17.7 percent compared with the prior month, according to Commerce Department data released Tuesday, easily beating expectations for an 8 percent gain. Retail sales are now down 6.1 percent compared with a…

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Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads
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Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads

Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a similar partnership with Walmart. CEO Alasdair McLean-Foreman said that on both platforms, the startup’s Flywheel platform can improve the ad-buying…

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Retail role play
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Retail role play

More posts by this contributor Retailers and brands have both seen a tremendous shift in traditional retail dynamics, with merchants and marketplaces increasingly ceding control of the online and in-store shopping experience to the brands themselves. Democratizing access to data through new verticalized tools, however, represents a unique opportunity for retailers to leverage this trend by…

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