Walmart tech advances such as virtual reality-based training and inventory-scanning robots have arrived just in time to make the holiday rush more manageable for staff.
After a 2015 IPO, Etsy struggled to maintain its lofty ideals, despite pressure from the stock market.
Brick-and-mortar stores will bear the brunt of a dramatic shift in retail, expert Jan Kniffen told CNBC.
Preliminary data tracking visits to physical stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday shows a year-over-year decline.
Throngs of shoppers were spotted across the country outside of J.C. Penney, Macy's and Kohl's stores.
Luxury accessories brand Kate Spade has opened its first standalone store outside of London at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. The New York retailer has opened the doors to its 1600sq ft store marking its fifth UK store, replacing Aspinal of London which downsized to a 1300sq ft unit.