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Dunkin’ Donuts Social Game, AT&T Acquires T-Mobile, Netflix Mines Facebook

Published on March 21, 2011
Dunkin’ Donuts recently launched a social media promotion in Boston, MA, in partnership with mobile game platform SCVNGR. Players can score rewards redeemable at TD Garden’s Boston Bruins Pro Shop, like discounted merchandise and free t-shirts, by playing SCVNGR at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations through March 31, 2011. Mergers & Acquisitions AT&T and Deutsche Telekom AG...
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Netflix TV Show, Wal-Mart Expands in Chicago, Starbucks May Buy Peet’s

Published on March 17, 2011
Netflix may be on the verge of acquiring its first original television series, “House of Cards,” a drama to be directed by David Fincher, according to the New York Times.The negotiations were first reported by Deadline.com, which said that the two-season, 26-episode commitment would be valued at more than $100 million. Store Openings & Closings Wal-Mart plans to open two more new...
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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 Points.com loyalty marketplace. Points International works in partnership with all loyalty and reward programs active on the Points.com Platform. International...
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Farm Stores E-shopping, B&N May Buy Borders Stores, Dunkin’ Donuts Enters India

Published on February 24, 2011
Farm Stores, a chain of 31 drive-through convenience stores in Florida, has launched Farm Stores iExpress, an online shopping service offering a full-line of products, according to Supermarket News. The service allows shoppers to order online and pick up orders at 17 Farm Stores locations in South Florida. Mergers & Acquisitions Barnes & Noble said in an earnings conference call that...
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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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Nordstrom Mobile Devices, Borders Files Chapter 11, Target Targets Urban Shoppers

Published on February 16, 2011
Nordstrom will deploy mobile devices for its store employees by this fall, RIS News reports. Nordstrom has already paved the way for the rollout by equipping its 200-plus stores with WiFi capability. Legal & Regulatory Borders Group, with the authorization of its board of directors, has filed a petition for reorganization relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Store Openings...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Starbucks, Subway, Belk

Published on November 04, 2010
The recent news about Starbucks offering fine beer and wine in one Seattle location after 4PM each day spread like wild fire. So, Compete figured there would be no better time to see how the news has impacted the online performance of Starbucks.com compared to Dunkindonuts.com. When looking at traffic to both of the coffee giants, Compete analysts were surprised to see that Starbucks...
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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:’ Dunkin’ Brands, Oakley, Wal-Mart

Published on October 14, 2010
Dunkin’ Brands Hits 16K Locations Foodservice conglomerate Dunkin’ Brands opened its 16,000th global location with the opening of a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Shenzhen, China today. It is also the 20th Dunikn’ Donuts store in mainland China Source: Dunkin’ Brands Oakley Donates Sunglasses to Chilean Miner Rescue Oakley's donation of 35 pairs of luxury sunglasses to the rescued...
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