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Wal-Mart E-Delivery, Epsilon Breach, Sbarro Bankruptcy

Published on April 05, 2011
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to test its first web-based fresh grocery delivery service in California, looking online for new sources of revenue growth, a person familiar with the project told Bloomberg. The web service, internally dubbed “Project Titan,” hasn’t yet been approved and may not happen, said the person, who declined to be identified because plans aren’t final. Fraud,...
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Sonic Mobile Ordering, Sears QR Codes, Wal-Mart India Talks

Published on March 29, 2011
Sonic Drive-In is launching a 71-store pilot of mobile ordering technology from OLO Online Ordering. Titled "Sonic On the Go," the program will allow customers to order online and via their mobile devices. Titled "Sonic On the Go," the program will allow customers to order online and via their mobile devices. A unique feature to the platform allows drivers to order remotely via mobile...
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Best Buy Connected Store, 7Digital Blackberry App, Kohl’s Opens Stores

Published on March 10, 2011
Best Buy is testing tablets and POS applications during the launch of the "Connected Store" pilot program, according to RIS News. Tablets being tested include the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola Xoom. M-commerce Online music retailer 7digital, which is 50% owned by HMV, will have its 7digital Music Store app preinstalled on Blackberry PlayBook tablets released in the US...
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Best Buy Rewards, Dunkin’ Brands Expands, Possible Blockbuster Layoffs

Published on March 08, 2011
Members of the Best Buy Reward Zone loyalty program are now able to exchange points between their Best Buy Reward Zone and their other participating loyalty program accounts as well as trade with other users via the loyalty marketplace. Points International works in partnership with all loyalty and reward programs active on the Platform. International...
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Redbox Mobile Tools, Nordstrom In-store Mobility, Blockbuster For Sale

Published on February 22, 2011
Movie rental retailer Redbox, which previously relied on kiosks and an e-commerce site to distribute products, is debuting a full suite of new and enhanced mobile and web tools.These include a new Android app, an upgraded iPhone app and an enhanced web experience. M-commerce Nordstrom's in-store mobile initiative has expanded to include testing mobile checkout, along with store...
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Best Buy Pricing App, Thanksgiving Emails, Subway Opens Stores

Published on February 21, 2011
Best Buy has released a comparison shopping app on the iPhone and Android platforms that allows customers to research products by photographing them, Twice reports.According to IQ Engines, which developed the image-recognition technology, the Best Buy App lets consumers compare product features as well as prices against other brands and stores. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing The...
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Best Buy EDLP, CVS Store Brand, Online Pharma Coupons

Published on February 10, 2011
Best Buy Co., the world’s largest consumer electronics retailer, may curtail three decades of tactical discounting and move instead to its own version of the everyday prices pioneered by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to Bloomberg. In other recent moves to increase customer traffic, in December 2010 the company dropped fees it charges to take back merchandise and on Feb. 6, it...
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Starbucks,, ‘Citysumers’

Published on February 02, 2011
Starbucks' technology investments and its use of social and digital media channels are "increasing and becoming a significant competitive advantage," said Howard Schultz, the chain's founder, chairman, president and CEO, during a recent conference call. As reported by RIS News, Starbucks’ recent social/digital media successes include signing up nearly 250,000 consumers to receive a...
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‘Daily Wrap:’ Connected Customers, Best Buy, Kroger

Published on January 12, 2011
The latest installment of the Motorola Solutions annual holiday study indicates that the majority of surveyed retail associates (55%) believe that this holiday season’s shoppers were better connected to consumer information than in-store associates driven by increasing availability of online shopping tools. In addition, the study finds shoppers were aided by mobile phone applications...
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‘Daily Wrap:’ Best Buy, Holiday E-commerce, Wal-Mart

Published on December 23, 2010
After more than three-and-a-half years of courtroom battles with the Connecticut Attorney General’s office, Best Buy has admitted that its in-store kiosks tricked consumers out of web price-matching and agreed to pay consumers in that state $399,000. StorefrontBacktalk reports Best Buy also said it would stop showing higher prices on its in-store kiosks and would “conspicuously...
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