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The shift in consumer behavior and shopping habits means there's lower pent-up demand for the one-off spectacle of something like Black Friday.

What even is holiday shopping these days?

The companies are bringing branded holiday pop-up shops to NYC and LA in addition to a dedicated store on Amazon.com.

The companies are bringing branded holiday pop-up shops to NYC and LA in addition to a dedicated store on Amazon.com.

Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."

Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. launched an exclusive STARTER collection on Amazon, available only to Prime members at  www.amazon.com/starter.

The rise of online-only competition has hurt traditional retailers; in fact, 60 percent of retailers globally have shuttered stores in the past three years as a result of this competition.

It’s no coincidence that such mergers are increasing at the same time as the economic and structural clout of mega retailers is also spreading throughout the retail industry and supply chain.

It previously was sold only through direct e-commerce and pro shops.

Kohl's will accept returns of Amazon.com purchases at 82 of its physical stores.

I still remember the grand entrance Jeff Bezos made to deliver his keynote address at Retail Systems, way back in 2003. The founder and CEO of Amazon made quite a splash as he glided up the aisle on a Segway to the front of the McCormick Place hall in Chicago.

X Factor

The news is not what Amazon brings to American retail. The news is what Amazon doesn’t have, at least not yet. There lie the risks and opportunities for itself and others, at least in the fashion apparel space. What are the haves and the have nots that drive those perils and opportunities? Read on.

One Click Retail's latest report finds that footwear sales on Amazon.com are walloping the competition. 

Bluecore and NAPCO Research conducted an online survey of retail executives in May 2017 to discover how Amazon is changing retail as we know it.

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