Retail Roundup—Williams Sonoma adds BOPIS; Holiday online sales to surpass $100B

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Williams Sonoma is piloting BOPIS at all of its stores.

Williams Sonoma adds BOPIS

Williams Sonoma is now offering buy online and pick-up in-store (BOPIS) services at any of its 221 retail locations. The new service also comes with the option to gift wrap an item for free before completing the online transaction. (Business Wired)

Ahold, Dollar General hire chief digital officers

Ahold and Dollar General have created chief digital officer roles which focus on digital innovations for customers, such as those that go into loyalty programs. In general, this new title—popping up in many executive suites—include elements of technology, operations and marketing. (Supermarket News)

Holiday online sales to surpass $100B

Adobe's online shopping predictions say that U.S. online sales will be around $107 billion this holiday season, a 13.8% growth from 2016. And Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online sales day in U.S. history, generating $6.6 billion. (Business Wire)

Hudson's Bay gets bid for German retail chain

Hudson's Bay has received an offer from SIGNA Holiday for its German department store chain Galeria Kaufhof. The unsolicited offer is for a chain that HBC acquired in 2015 as part of a $3.2 billion deal. (Financial Post)

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