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Cinemark Mobile App, Amazon E-Book Sales, Wal-Mart Hispanic Marketing

Published on May 20, 2011
Motion picture exhibitor Cinemark is introducing a new iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad application that enables movie fans to securely purchase Cinemark movie tickets "on the go."The app also allows users to locate the nearest Cinemark theater, watch trailers, read film synopses and share information via email, text and social networking. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing In the latest...
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Warner Buys Flixster, Save-A-Lot Openings, Dunkin’ IPO

Published on May 05, 2011
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group will acquire movie discovery application company Flixster, which has more than 25 million monthly users, to launch a number of initiatives designed to grow digital content ownership. Under the terms of the deal, Flixster will continue to operate independently and will expand its services beyond movie discovery to enable digital content ownership and...
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Best Buy Strategy, Location-based Services, Bi-Lo Direct Mail

Published on April 15, 2011
Best Buy is launching a new set of strategic priorities the retailer says will allow it to focus on growth opportunities, operations, and improved international returns. The strategy is designed to maximize the company’s multi-channel, multi-category business, including a strategically diversified collection of physical properties that range from small Best Buy Express kiosks and Best...
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Sears Online Turf, Wal-Mart Coupons, Microsoft Sues B&N

Published on March 22, 2011
Sears, in a new multichannel ad campaign, is urging consumers to shop for lawn and garden products at Sears rather than Home Depot or Lowe’s, according to the New York Times. The campaign, being created by the Chicago office of Y&R, has an extensive presence in new media, including Web video clips, social media and a mobile application that enables comparisons of products sold by those...
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Farm Stores E-shopping, B&N May Buy Borders Stores, Dunkin’ Donuts Enters India

Published on February 24, 2011
Farm Stores, a chain of 31 drive-through convenience stores in Florida, has launched Farm Stores iExpress, an online shopping service offering a full-line of products, according to Supermarket News. The service allows shoppers to order online and pick up orders at 17 Farm Stores locations in South Florida. Mergers & Acquisitions Barnes & Noble said in an earnings conference call that...
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‘Daily Wrap:’ Lands’ End, Amazon, Best Selling Books

Published on January 10, 2011
Lands' End launched its January 2011 digital catalog with enhanced service functions including touch, pinch and zoom gestures developed for the iPad. The digital catalogs are available via an iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch App as well as via landsend.com. Future editions will feature unique content, including video. M-commerce Amazon.com has introduced the Amazon Appstore Developer Portal...
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‘Daily Wrap:’ OfficeMax, Netflix, Barnes & Noble

Published on January 07, 2011
OfficeMax has launched a new enhanced 2.0 version of its free for the iPhone App on the App Store and is making the App available on Google's Android platform. The 2.0 version gives users the ability to view OfficeMax's weekly ad and special offers and adds local store hours and phone numbers to the app's GPS-enabled store locator function. M-commerce A number of the world's leading...
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‘Daily Wrap:’ JCPenney, Blockbuster, Online Coupons

Published on December 22, 2010
JCPenney is the latest retail partner for Outlier’s recently released mobile application, SWAGG. Members of the JCP Rewards customer loyalty program will be able to view their account directly from their smartphone, as well as access their $10 monthly reward coupon. Store Openings & Closings Blockbuster is planning to close 182 stores by early 2011, leaving the retailer with around...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Google, Amazon, Burger King

Published on December 07, 2010
Yesterday, Google launched Google eBookstore, which will offer users the ability to browse and search through what the company says is “the largest ebooks collection in the world.’’ The Boston Globe reports the online store offers more than 3 million titles, including hundreds of thousands for sale and many more for free. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Amazon.com Inc. has...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Sports Authority, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart

Published on December 02, 2010
During Black Friday, Sports Authority gave away $500 gift cards to 20 randomly selected Foursquare users who checked in at one of the brand's 400-plus stores, according to ClickZ.On Foursquare, the brand had around 400 followers before the campaign and now has almost 4,500. Sports Authority has been testing Foursquare and other geo-social platforms since late spring. Business &...
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