Retail Roundup—West Elm opens in Irish retail chain; Largest retailers growing online

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West Elm will open up shop inside of an Irish department store chain.

Periogold unveils online furniture store

Perigold unveiled its new online destination for luxury home furnishings and decor. With a selection of more than 75,000 times across 300 brands, usually found in design showrooms and specialty shops, the store will also offer white-glove delivery service complementary with all large items and exert concierges available for style guidance. (Business Wire)

Amazon's acquisition paying off

Just weeks after Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is seeing a surge in online grocery shopping for staples. Amazon's sales of Whole Foods' branded products were about $500,000 in the first week. (Bloomberg)

9 of 11 largest retailers experience e-commerce growth

Despite the talk of closures and despair, nine out of the top 11 retailers outpaced total e-commerce growth in the latest quarter. And four retailers—Walmart, Lowe's, Target and Best Buy—even increased their online sales at a more rapid pace than Amazon, which grew 27%. (VentureBeat)

West Elm to open shop in Ireland department store

West Elm will begin selling wholesale items in Ireland, starting with a branded shop-in-shop at Arnotts, the country's oldest department store. The 1,100 square foot space will open in October with an assortment of more than 90 products, plus an online shop at arnotts.ie. (Business Wire)

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