How retailers are using mobile AR apps to improve customer engagement and boost sales

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The mobile augmented reality (AR) market is quickly becoming primed for the retail space. By blending the online and in-store shopping journeys, mobile AR promises to provide an immersive digital […]

July 2018 Midsize Sedan Sales: Toyota Camry Finally Slips Into the Red

Last year’s release of the radically revamped 2018 Toyota Camry lent buoyancy to a model seen as the troubled midsize sedan segment’s most resilient nameplate. It has history, name recognition, and a stigma for no-nonsense comfort and reliability. Could you ask for anything more? And so, as other sedans, including the equally fresh Honda Accord, […]

Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. Sales Success Sure Didn’t Make It Across the Border

In a month Mike Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation Inc, described as a “clunker,” numerous automakers took a hit. New vehicle sales in the U.S. fell by 3.7 percent compared to the same month last year, and lucky was the automaker that escaped the buying public’s cold shoulder. Among the Detroit Three, Fiat Chrysler had the […]

Yum Brands comp sales fall short as Pizza Hut and Taco Bell disappoint (YUM)

AP/Wilfredo Lee Yum Brands beat on both the top and bottom lines. Same-store sales at Pizza Hut and Taco Bell fell short of estimates. (Reuters) – Yum Brands Inc’s quarterly sales at established outlets fell short of Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as fewer customers dined at its Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains. Sales […]

U.S. Auto Sales, July 2018: Plenty of Red … Unless You’re Fiat Chrysler

Major manufacturers saw their fortunes take a dip in July, with red ink spilling across the page like an airport departures board during a snowstorm. More than ever, sales performance seems tied to the number of crossovers and SUVs available at a given OEM. Sedan heavy marques are taking a beating. Even Ford’s strong selling […]

Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Apple reported very strong earnings to investors on its quarterly earnings call today. The company beat most analysts’ predictions for the quarter with a 17-percent increase in revenue […]

Samsung’s profit growth slows in Q2 2018 despite stellar chip sales

(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year on Tuesday as the sluggish global smartphone market weighed on earnings, although the chip business continued to perform well. Operating profit for the world’s biggest chipmaker and smartphone maker rose 5.7 percent to 14.9 trillion won ($ 13.3 billi…Read More

3,000 Yelp sales reps are powered by artificial intelligence (VB Live)

VB LIVE: The real-world ROI results are in: Any sales organization that leverages AI will see measurable improvements in customer engagement, LTV, and overall sales. To learn how top execs from leading brands are selling smarter, harder, and more with AI, catch up on this VB Live event!  Don’t miss out! Access on demand for […]

Sales are soaring at Meghan Markle’s favorite affordable brand. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Chris Jackson / Getty When Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton wear a new item in public, it’s not uncommon for it to sell out almost immediately.  Canadian retailer Aritzia told investors that it had experienced a boost in sales in the first quarter after Markle had been photographed wearing its clothing.  “By all accounts, Meghan […]