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Guest Column: Five Mobile Technologies Retailers Should Be Using Now

Published on December 02, 2010
By: Houston Neal, Director of Marketing, Retail Software Advice Technology has always played a major role in the evolution of the retail industry. From the introduction of the barcode to the installation of the first IBM 3660 supermarket system, technology has influenced the way retailers run their business. Today, e-commerce and mobile commerce are driving the next major shift in...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Office Depot, Yahoo, Target

Published on November 18, 2010
Office Depot is participating in Google's local availability feature, a mobile and desktop product inventory search functionality that helps customers locate in-stock products in just seconds, directly from their PC or mobile device.As a result of Google's local availability feature, Office Depot will be able to help customers find products and direct them to the store location where...
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RetailWire Discussion: Mobile Bar Codes Coming to Television

Published on October 28, 2010
By Bernice Hurst, Contributing Editor, RetailWire Bar codes are branching out. Retailers are taking them out of the store and placing them in television commercials to give viewers the option of scanning them with a mobile device to receive product information and sales incentives.Bluefly is the first retailer to use bar codes on television, embedding them in its Closet Confessions TV...
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Environmental Update: Staples, Macy’s, Wal-Mart

Published on October 15, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Staples Pushes Key Suppliers for Sustainability Staples has launched a new corporate strategy to drive sustainability in the supply chain for product manufacturing, packaging and distribution. The office products retail chain...
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Environmental Update: Chili’s, GNC, IBIE

Published on October 08, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Chili’s Touts Largest U.S. Roll-Out of LED Lamps Chili’s Restaurant touts it is rolling out the largest U.S. installation of LED lamps, reports LEDS Magazine. The restaurant chain is in the process of installing 125,000 LED...
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Environmental Update: Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Staples

Published on September 24, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Wal-Mart Installing Thin Film Solar in CA, AZ Wal-Mart plans to use a new lighter weight and lower cost solar technology at the majority of its 20 to 30 store locations in California and Arizona that are scheduled for solar...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Burger King, Walgreens, Dunkin’ Donuts

Published on September 03, 2010
3G Buys BK Private equity firm 3G Capital has purchased public fast food chain Burger King for $4 billion. That figure equals 46% more than Burger King’s share value at the time of the deal. Source: CNN/Money Walgreens Buys 18 ApothecaryRx Stores Drugstore retailer Walgreens will acquire the assets of 18 ApothecaryRx pharmacies located in Colorado, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Missouri and...
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Environmental Update: Ikea, Albertsons, E-Waste

Published on September 03, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Albertsons Installs Fuel Cell A new Albertsons supermarket will be one of the first in California to generate nearly 90 percent of its electricity requirements with an on-site 400-kilowatt fuel cell. The project is estimated to...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Dell, Google, Rue La La

Published on August 23, 2010
Dell Grows Revenue 22% Online consumer electronics retailer Dell increased total company revenue 22% in Q2 fiscal 2010. Operating income grew 11%. Source: Dell Inc. Google Acquires Like.com Google has acquired Like.com, a visual search engine for shoppers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Source: Like.com Rue La La Fashions a Niche The first e-mail notifying Rue La La members about...
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Drugstore Retailers Draw Crowds with Tech, Assortments, Discounts

Published on August 19, 2010
Major drugstore chains are using mobile alerts, loyalty programs and expanded assortments to boost same-store sales. In addition, leading U.S. drugstore retailers CVS and Walgreens are comfortable enough with their sales at existing stores to undergo major acquisition efforts.Walgreens Tests Chilled Foods, Text Alerts Walgreens will conduct a test of chilled foods at up to 50 stores...
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