Nordstrom doubles down on stores, Denny's wins the Internet, AirBnB becomes a travel agent, and more stories from this week.
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We'd invoke The Net again, but this involved delivering one pizza in New Zealand and required three months of planning. This may not sweep the nation.
Only 2% of Sweden's transactions use cash. But in the U.S., privacy concerns related to online safety and the government foster a deep mistrust of giving up the dollar dollar bills.
The controversial home-sharing app branches out to offer curated travel experiences, amid legal challenges in New York and San Francisco.
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Despite movement away from department stores, and the brand's own struggles, Nordstrom plans to stay true to its vision.
Nordstrom wins some, loses some. But in all seriousness: is this a surprise? Birchbox has seen similar struggles, particularly as American consumers continue to approach shopping as a research-laden journey that rewards experiences more than stuff.
Retail analysis is insane. This "fizzle" includes a whopping 20.6% increase in online sales and a 1.2% increase in same-store sales. Wal-Mart's going to be fine.
For years, Denny's has had the best Twitter feed of any American corporation. (Disagree? Come at us, bro.) Here, their CMO explains how their irreverent approach to social is bringing in a younger audience.
Big Blue announced they miscalculated some other metrics, including advertising metrics. They've taken steps to improve things, but coupled with the controversy over fake news, could Facebook be maybe just a little mortal?
Prediction season is here! Mobile marketing experts lay out what they see coming in 2017: Snapchat, a crackdown on fraud, the convergence of apps and web and more.