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Staples M-commerce, Wal-Mart Market, Whopper Lust

Published on June 17, 2011

Staples is launching a new mobile website.

The new mobile site features enhanced product ratings and reviews, one click to an optimized ink and toner finder, a Staples retail store locator with automatic GPS, store inventory lookup and enhanced on-site search, including an auto-suggest feature.

Store Openings & Closings

Wal-Mart plans to accelerate the opening of...
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Online CPG Sales, Dunkin’ Donuts Trip Planner, American Eagle Store Closings

Published on June 01, 2011

In 2010, U.S. online CPG sales reached $12 billion, representing about 2% of all CPG sales, according to data from The Nielsen Company.

That sales rate is expected to double in four years to $25 billion by 2014.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

Developed as part of a redesign, a new Trip Planner feature allows travelers to map out all of the Dunkin’ Donuts...
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Wal-Mart Buys Kosmix, eBay Trade-In, Wilton QR Code

Published on April 19, 2011
Wal-Mart has signed a definitive agreement to acquire social media tech provider Kosmix. Kosmix has developed a social media technology platform that filters and organizes content in social networks to connect people with real-time information, and also operates TweetBeat, a real-time social media filter for live events, as well as health/medical data site RightHealth. E-commerce &...
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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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Urban Outfitters Mobile POS, eBay Free Listings, Gas Prices

Published on March 16, 2011
Specialty apparel retailer Urban Outfitters is testing mobile POS technology in its stores, according to RIS News. Urban Outfitters been working with Starmount to develop a mobile POS solution since mid-2010, and the in-store pilots began late last year. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing eBay is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free...
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7-Eleven TV, Shop Rite Mobile App, E-commerce Sales

Published on February 25, 2011
7-Eleven is partnering with Harris Corporation to expand its digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising network, 7-Eleven TV, to full nationwide deployment. Launched in 2010, 7-Eleven TV provides 24/7 programming in 7-Eleven Inc.'s convenience stores, featuring national and local entertainment, and news and weather, as well as advertising highlighting 7-Eleven proprietary brands, in-store...
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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:’ eBay,, Google

Published on December 16, 2010
Imagine walking down the street, pointing your smartphone every which way, and seeing overlays of items people in the neighborhood have posted for sale on eBay. USA Today reports that's just what you can do through an "augmented reality" mobile browser called Junaio, available for free for the iPhone and Android devices. M-commerce Amazon Windowshop, the retailer’s “complete...
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‘Daily Wrap:’, CVS, Home Depot

Published on December 15, 2010
Research In Motion (RIM) and have launched Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones in beta in the U.S. The new app gives BlackBerry smartphone users access to Amazon’s entire music catalog of more than 14 million songs for purchase and download. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing CVS/pharmacy has introduced the CVS Express Photo App which allows Facebook users to order...
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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 Inc. has...
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