RevCascade Weekly – January 17

Jeff Richards of GGV Capital goes deep on the how the struggles of brick & mortar retail will impact the retail and consumer products industry in “The WalMart Earnings Miss is a Cannon Shot for the Retail / CPG Industry

Catherine Shu writes on TechCrunch about ShopClues raising a whopping $150-200 million round in preparation for an IPO according to Techcrunch in “Indian E-commerce Platform Shopclues Claims $1.1B Valuation After New Funding, Plans IPO

Anand Srinivasan of LeadJoint discusses the challenges of mobile commerce and how the death of desktop ecommerce is greatly exaggerated in “Why Mobile Won’t Kill Desktop Ecommerce

Homa Zaryouni from L2 Digital with a breakdown of how despite beauty brands making significant investments in digital, ecommerce still accounts for a small portion of sales in “How to Invest in Beauty: vs. E-Tailers

Barbara Thau writes in Forbes about how changes in consumer behavior is a major factor in the troubles department stores are experiencing in “Department Stores Have A Big Problem: Stores Filled With Apparel

Tom Fosters profiles Under Armour in Inc. regarding how their tech investments have created a digital health and fitness community of 150 million users in “Kevin Plank Is Betting Almost $1 Billion That Under Armour Can Beat Nike