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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 DunkinDonuts.com redesign, a new Trip Planner feature allows travelers to map out all of the Dunkin’ Donuts...
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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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‘The Daily Wrap:’ 7-Eleven, Twitter, Amazon

Published on December 09, 2010
7-Eleven has introduced an iPhone/Android app for its Slurpee frozen beverage, according to Convenience Store News. With the new app, Slurpee lovers can hunt down the nearest 7-eleven stores, complete with driving directions, and they can also log which Slurpee flavors they find at each 7-Eleven store for other drinkers to view through the app. Stats & Research Eight percent of the...
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RetailWire Discussion: What Constitutes Compliance?

Published on December 09, 2010
Commentary by James Tenser, Principal, VSN Strategies In my role as director of the In-Store Implementation Network, the challenge of merchandising compliance is frequently addressed, from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and solution-oriented. Several recent conversations have centered on the question of measuring the accuracy of a shelf set; that is, its degree of...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Talbots, Amazon, Gap

Published on November 09, 2010
Talbots to use customer preferences and size profiles to localize assortments.To help identify customer preferences and localize its merchandise offerings based on buying patterns, size profiles and other key attributes, Talbots will use the Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization suite of applications, RIS News reports. E-commerce and Multichannel Retailing Amazon to dominate the...
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Consumer Web, WiFi Access Grows

Published on October 07, 2010
Home internet and WiFi access are two of the top growing consumer electronics trends tracked by The Nielsen Company in Q2 2010.Home Broadband Access Increases 4% Home broadband internet access showed particularly strong growth between Q1 2010 and Q2 2010, increasing 3.8%. Regular internet access grew 2.5% in that time period. Currently, 85.3% of Americans have some kind of Internet...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut, Big Y

Published on September 09, 2010
7-Eleven Makes Casey’s Bid Convenience store retailer 7-Eleven has bid about $2.03 billion to purchase the Casey’s General Stores chain. Canadian convenience operator Alimentation Couche-Tard is trying to buy Casey’s in a slightly less lucrative hostile takeover attempt. Source: Chain Store Age Pizza Hut Launches New Social Media Hub For the first time ever, Pizza Hut will provide...
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Gas Prices Affect Consumer Choices

Published on September 09, 2010
Substantial percentages of US consumers are altering behavioral and spending choices in response to high gas prices, according to a recent Nielsen Company survey.Price, Incentives Draw Gas Consumers In one intuitive response, Nielsen data indicates that nearly half (45%) of US households are diligently seeking lower gas prices. In addition, some consumers buy gas at locations because of...
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Wireless Non-contract Customer Service Improves

Published on August 30, 2010
Overall customer satisfaction with wireless non-contract service providers has increased considerably since 2009, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Study.The study measures customer satisfaction with current non-contract wireless service across six key factors (listed in order of importance): performance & reliability (31%);...
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Dollar Stores Pursue Growth

Published on August 27, 2010
What many economists describe as the "new normal" of consumer frugality has been beneficial to the dollar store vertical. Leading players Dollar General and Family Dollar have both been pursuing growth and reporting impressive same-store sales increases as the poor economy has negatively impacted many other major retail chains.Family Dollar Expands Assortment, Spreads the Word Family...
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