The Latest Retail Innovation News

The Nomad Truck

Shops on Wheels, but the Goods Aren’t Sold From the Trunk

Most weekday mornings, Jessie Goldenberg can be found driving around the Flatiron district or Lower Manhattan searching for just the right parking space for her truck. And Black Friday will be no different, as competition for consumer dollars heats up for the holiday season.


EBay Pushes Local Delivery in Renewed Bet on Retail

EBay Inc is retooling its local delivery program and extending more logistics options to smaller merchants that make up the bulk of the e-commerce giant’s sprawling base of marketplace sellers.

By: Reuters

Order with me

OrderWithMe Announces $28M in Additional Financing

OrderWithMe, a retail innovation and inventory solutions company, today has announced $28 million in additional financing, led by existing investors which includeVegas Tech Fund, SOSVentures, BaseVC and Tony Hsieh with additional participation from Silicon Valley Bank, Pentland Group, Advantage Capital and several others.


Just In Time For The Holidays, Square Offers Physical Gift Cards To Sellers

Payments startups Square wants to provide more ways for sellers to make more money, by diversifying its products and making it easier to add value to customers. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s enabling Square Register users to sell physical gift cards for the first time.

By: Ryan Lawler. Source: TechCrunch


Coca-Cola Plans to Help Startups Around the World

When a large, established corporation like Coca-Cola announced that they are going to be helping startups around the world succeed, the news caused a fuss, as might be expected.

By: Murray Newlands. Source: Inc.


Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

Suddenly major brands are looking to get into the startup funding game, whether we’re talking GE, Yammer or even non-tech brands like McDonald’s. Coca-Cola is another consumer brand looking for an edge by funding new startups.

By: Ron Miller. Source: TechCrunch



In today’s innovate or die business climate, how can brands harness the power of new ideas and creativity to make an impact on the bottom line? To find out, we talked to a number of brand executives from large companies

By: Charlotte Burgess and Arun Malik. Source: Fast Company


Vince, a Billion-Dollar Brand Priming For Growth

Vince is the quietest billion-dollar brand in the business. Now, chief executive Jill Granoff is gearing up for global recognition.

By: Robin Mellery-Pratt. Source: Business of Fashion

Conde Nast

How Condé Nast is planning its move into ecommerce

Condé Nast International will next year start to use ecommerce to sell goods to readers of its magazines. The publisher’s titles, which include Vogue, GQ, Wired and The New Yorker, are sold in more than 30 countries, with digital editions that attract more than web traffic of almost 250m users a month.

How retail upstarts are beating Amazon

How retail upstarts are beating Amazon

The headlines would make you think that e-commerce is a battle of giants. Not true. In fact, e-commerce start-ups like Birchbox and Warby Parker are innovating and thriving where Amazon never dreamed of playing.

Source: CNBC

Shana Fisher advice for entrepreneurs

Shana Fisher’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

Speaking at Y Combinator’s Startup School, Shana Fisher, managing partner of High Line Venture Partners, shared some of the unconventional lessons she offers entrepreneurs.

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands

They are the most innovative consumer and retail brands that exist. In short, they are innovative businesses that go far beyond our local farmers’ markets—they are re-inventing industries.

By Ryan Caldbeck. Source: Forbes