Led by Harry & David’s 'Share More' digital campaign and a successful holiday season, revenue for 1-800-FLOWERS jumped 8.6% in the second fiscal quarter. The gifting company said it also gained nearly 12% more new customers.
Traditional brick-and-mortar stores still have an opportunity to compete with Amazon in an era when online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, according to e-commerce consultant Mark Walker.
Perfetti Van Melle USA’s Airheads brand is the latest confectionery product to join Amazon’s Dash Button program, which allows consumers to reorder a product through the e-commerce giant by clicking a small Airheads-branded device.
Online impulse purchasing is about knowing your shoppers and making an offer that “would speak to them at exactly the moment that they’re on that webpage," says Mondelēz’s global e-commerce director, Neil Ackerman.
Chinese consumers are now able to purchase Nestlé brands from overseas online for the first time, including Damak chocolate from Turkey, and Baci chocolate from Italy, thanks to Nestle’s new partnership with Alibaba.
E-commerce startup Chocozonia has upped its distribution to include Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars products as well as homemade Indian chocolates after spotting an unmet need for an online confectionery channel in India.