Walmart Is Buying Its Way Into Millennials’ Hearts and Wallets

Millennials and Gen Z shoppers are at the forefront of the digital disruption happening in the US retail industry. In order for Walmart to compete with Amazon, which can easily rely on troves of customer data and analytics, the company will need to rely on brands that...

Marriott is Wise to Double Down on Homesharing

Marriott International has doubled down on homesharing this year with more than 340 properties expanding from the initial operations in London to Paris, Lisbon and Rome. The world’s largest hotel company set itself apart from the homesharing titan Airbnb by providing...

Disney will need to invest in Hulu, not Disney Plus, to take on Netflix

In the fast-approaching streaming wars, Disney has a branding problem. While its own streaming app, called Disney Plus, will corner the family market when it rolls out in late 2019, it won’t be competing against Netflix for eyeballs that search for edgier and more...

After Voting Startup Fails to Pick Up, Overstock Needs to Rethink Its Blockchain Future

When Overstock invested $2.2 million into the blockchain-based voting app, Voatz, this summer, company executives probably didn’t imagine it would be called “the Theranos of voting” before midterms came around. Overstock’s intent for the startup was to bring the...

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Macy’s shifts brick-and-mortar strategy amid sustained sales growth

On November 14, Macy’s reported third-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations, boosted by strong e-commerce results. Comparable sales, a closely-watched measure, rose 3.3 percent, surpassing analyst expectations of 2.8 percent. It was the fourth straight...

Want to Lose Weight? Try Blue Apron.

Meal-kit company Blue Apron has realized it can’t keep up with big players like Amazon or WalMart, which have entered the industry with massive amounts of cash to spend on marketing. Instead, the company is turning its focus to a small group of “high-affinity...

Better Left Unsaid: AT&T Wants (A Neutered) Net Neutrality

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson reiterated his desire for federal net neutrality and privacy legislation on Monday and got the kind of headlines he wanted.   “AT&T CEO calls for privacy, net neutrality laws,” read one headline. “AT&T CEO: State net neutrality and privacy...

AT&T is bleeding DirecTV satellite subscribers – and that’s OK, for now

Even though the decline in DirecTV subscribers means less revenue for the company, it also means AT&T doesn’t need to pay the content costs that are paid per-subscriber. Basically, not having to pay as much for DirecTV channels right now can help chip away at AT&T’s enormous debt.

Without China, Ford will sink deeper in the red

The Ford F-150 series of pickup trucks is the most popular in the United States. It’s been the best-selling vehicle in North America for decades, and is on track to have a record-breaking sales year in 2018. It has consistently dominated competition from General...
Blue Apron Shrinks in Hopes of Staying Afloat

Blue Apron Shrinks in Hopes of Staying Afloat

Blue Apron is losing customers fast. For better or worse, the company is embracing it. The once-popular meal-kit service has struggled amid intense competition from big players like Amazon. In the year and a half since its IPO, its stock has decreased over 70 percent,...

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Better Left Unsaid: AT&T Wants (A Neutered) Net Neutrality

Better Left Unsaid: AT&T Wants (A Neutered) Net Neutrality

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson reiterated his desire for federal net neutrality and privacy legislation on Monday and got the kind of headlines he wanted.   “AT&T CEO calls for privacy, net neutrality laws,” read one headline. “AT&T CEO: State net neutrality and privacy...

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Marriott’s Homesharing Can’t Stop A Downturn

Marriott’s Homesharing Can’t Stop A Downturn

Marriott International is determined to provide customers new experiences. The company not only added more than 340 homesharing properties in Europe since April, but also launched a more user-friendly online booking system.  The world’s largest hotel company is...

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