Startups

Walmart Acquires Virtual Reality Company
February 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Walmart has acquired virtual reality (VR) company Spatialand, which will act as the centerpiece of the retail giant's VR efforts. Spatialand makes software tools that let creators transform content into immersive VR experiences. The startup worked with Walmart’s technology incubator, Store No. 8, on a project last year, and has now been acquired by that group,…

Subscription Commerce + Sock Fancy = A Winning Pair
November 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

In episode 120 of Total Retail Talks, Stefan Lewinger, co-founder and CEO of sock subscription box service Sock Fancy, shares insights into the growth of the startup business, including why he believes in the future of subscription commerce.

DynamicAction Named Retail’s Digital Startup of the Year
September 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Data analytics company DynamicAction was named Digital Commerce Startup of the Year yesterday at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Shop.org conference in Los Angeles. The Digital Startup of the Year award recognizes the industry’s most innovative and creative startup that experts agree will significantly improve or alter the retail industry. Companies must be U.S.-based retail or technology firms…

Everlane to Be Featured in the Latest Pop-In@Nordstrom
September 26, 2017 at 10:54 am

Adding to an already successful year, Everlane, a startup selling high-quality clothing basics, just announced a partnership with Nordstrom. From Sept. 29 through Nov. 12, Everlane will be available in department store locations in California, Washington, Canada, Dallas and Chicago, and also on Nordstrom's website. The partnership is part of Pop-In@Nordstrom, a shop-in-shop initiative that…

Game Changers: Jen Rubio and Stephanie Korey, Co-Founders, Away
September 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

This article originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. Total Retail is the sister publication of Women in Retail Leadership Circle. Total Retail: Where did you get the inspiration to launch your company? Jen Rubio: My old suitcase broke during a trip, and while looking for a replacement, I…

Game Changers: David Yeom, Co-Founder and CEO, Hollar
August 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

This interview originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. In this excerpt from the cover story, David Yeom, co-founder and CEO of Hollar, an online dollar store, was interviewed.  Total Retail: Where did you get the inspiration to launch your company? David Yeom: The early inspiration for Hollar is…

Game Changers: Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO, KIDBOX
August 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

This interview originally appeared in the cover story of Total Retail’s Summer issue, Game Changers. In this excerpt from the cover story, Miki Racine Berardelli, CEO of KIDBOX, was interviewed. Berardelli discusses why she believes in the future of subscription commerce, her style of leadership, and much more in this wide-ranging Q&A.

The End is Near: How Big Companies Win by Plotting Their Own Demise
July 14, 2017 at 9:51 am

In the real world, the big usually eat the small. The strong eat the weak. The fast outstrip the slow. But in startup culture, disruption and innovation are inextricably linked with smaller companies backed by private funding. In the typical narrative, large, publicly traded companies are cast as defenders of the status quo — and…

The Top 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers
May 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

Total Retail is excited to present its seventh annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing publicly traded retailers. This year’s list, as in years past, is based on companies’ year-over-year net sales growth, comparing the 2016 fiscal year to the 2015 fiscal year.