75% of shoppers worried about identity theft
Three-quarters of U.S. consumers are worried about identity theft during this holiday shopping season. And while 91% of consumers still plan to shop this holiday season, 38% believe that businesses are not doing enough to safeguard their information. More than half (57%) believe that an online data breach of a retailer poses the biggest threat to their personal information (PR Newswire)
Amazon cutting back on Fresh delivery
Amazon has announced it will end its Fresh grocery delivery service in select areas. Amazon sent a message to consumers in suburban Pennsylvania and New Jersey, saying that it will end its Fresh service Nov. 30. Some customers in California, New York and Maryland posted on Twitter that they would be losing service as well. (Reuters)
Untuckit plans 100-store expansion
Untuckit, currently a men's shirt line, has announced it will roll out a line for children and expand into men's pants. The company launched online in 2011 and opened its first physical store in 2015. The brand plans to open as many as 100 stores in the next five years in partnership with Simon Property Group, Macerich and Taubman Centers. (CNBC)
Canadian book, music store to launch in U.S.
Indigo Books & Music will open its first U.S. store next summer in a mall in New Jersey. The new store will be a test of the company's cultural department store model in the largest retailing market in the world. Indigo has 89 superstores and 122 small-format stores under several banner names. (The Toronto Star)