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‘Daily Wrap:’ Winn-Dixie, Sears, CVS

Published on January 04, 2011
Southeastern supermarket retailer Winn-Dixie Stores has launched a new smartphone application that enables users to find nearby Winn-Dixie locations, view products and weekly circulars, and create, manage and email shopping lists. The free app is available at the Apple iTunes store, the Android Market and on the Winn Dixie website. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing A new service in...
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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:’ Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Apple

Published on December 08, 2010
Home Depot has spent $64 million to deploy 30,000 transactional/communication devices in 1,970 of its stores, according to RIS News. The devices, called First Phone and based on a Motorola MC75 platform, provide associates with handheld technology that combines inventory management and analytics functions, a phone, a store walkie-talkie, and label printing with POS. Legal &...
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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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‘The Daily Wrap:’ CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General

Published on November 03, 2010
CVS will eliminate 300 employees who work in customer support and other operations to reduce corporate costs. As reported by Chain Store Age, the job cuts affect staffers across the country, but more than half are at the company's customer support center at its headquarters in Woonsocket, R.I., according to an emailed statement from a company spokesman. The jobs eliminated do not...
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State of US Same-Store Sales - September 2010 and Quarterly Data Update and Full-Year Outlook

Published on October 29, 2010
Retailer Daily has compiled comparable store sale data from the SEC filings of 26 major US retailers spanning several years, up to the most recently released September 2010 and quarterly numbers. The data excludes fuel sales and is available in Microsoft Excel format from the link below: Indications from September 2010 and the most recent quarterly same-store sales results across...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Netflix, Ikea, CVS

Published on October 21, 2010
Netflix Grows Subscriber Base 52% Netflix ended Q3 2010 with approximately 16,933,000 total subscribers, representing 52% year-over-year growth from 11,109,000 total subscribers at the end of Q3 2009 and 13% sequential growth from 15,001,000 subscribers at the end of Q2 2010. Source: Netflix Ikea to Double China Stores Ikea aims to more than double its number of stores in China to 18 by...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Gap, CVS, Denny’s

Published on October 18, 2010
Gap Looks Abroad Department store retailer Gap Inc. is looking to international markets and its online business for growth, as it faces sluggish consumer demand in a saturated home market. At its recent annual meeting, the company said it aimed to double the percentage of sales from its international and online businesses, from 12% of sales last year, to about 25% by 2013. Source:...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Wal-Mart, Bottom Dollar, Costco

Published on October 11, 2010
Wal-Mart Seeks Collaborative Buying Wal-Mart is calling for its suppliers to collaboratively purchase raw materials in an effort to lower supply chain costs and pass savings to consumers. Products already being purchased with suppliers include sugar and paper. Source: Bloomberg Bottom Dollar Debuts in Philadelphia Supermarket conglomerate Delhaize opened its first discount format Bottom...
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