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Chewy unveils marketplace services for vets
Chewy has created a veterinarian-only marketplace, called Practice Hub, to help grow clinic revenue and streamline pharmacy operations.
Best Buy selling electric bikes online
Best Buy will start selling a variety of electric transportation products—e-bikes, mopeds, scooters and accessories online, and in select Best Buy locations starting in October.
Target customers treat Oct 10 like Black Friday
Target will begin its Christmas promotions on Sunday, October 10. The retailer’s Target Deal Days will run for three days in the chain’s 1,900 stores, online and through its mobile app marking the first time that Target has made all its deals available on all sales touchpoints to its customers.
HomeGoods launches ecommerce arm
After years of minimal digital presence, HomeGoods parent TJX Cos. Has launched HomeGoods.com. The online HomeGoods store offers a curated selection of bedding, bath, kitchen, seasonal decor, pet and storage products.
Walmart+ now counts 32 million members
Walmart+ launched in late 2020 and its momentum has been building. According to a new survey published by Deutsche Bank, Walmart+ now reaches approximately 32 million US households.
Internet Retailing RetailX Nexus, held in London on October 7th, brought together the world’s most dynamic and and high profile retail brands to discuss insights around these three hot topics in retail: Sustainability, AI/ML derived customer intelligence and diversity, equity & inclusion.
Philip Hall, CommerceHub’s Managing Director for European business, attended this event and shared key takeaways in this blog.
EcomWorld, claimed “The World’s Largest Ecommerce event”, is bringing together 8,000+ brands online to share exclusive knowledge, tactics and actionable strategies on how to build, operate, and scale profitable ecommerce businesses in 2021. Some noteworthy attendees include Facebook, Shopify, Amazon and Google. Virtual tickets are on sale now.