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Mobile Payment, Wal-Mart EDLP, Promotional Email

Published on June 02, 2011

One-quarter of consumers are likely to pay for groceries with their phone instead of a credit or debit card, according to Compete research.

In addition, approximately 20% of consumers indicated they would be likely to pay for clothes, phone charges, and coffee with their phone instead of a card.

International Expansion

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Amazon Flash Sales, Forever 21 Holograms, Mobile Dining App

Published on May 04, 2011
Amazon introduced a new members-only flash sale site, Myhabit, yesterday. Myhabit sells high-end apparel at deep discounts for men, women and children. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Fashion retailer Forever 21 is using holograms in the place of live models in a series of fashion shows being held this summer and fall. eBay predicted its mobile business will double mobile gross...
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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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‘Daily Wrap:’ Lands’ End, Amazon, Best Selling Books

Published on January 10, 2011
Lands' End launched its January 2011 digital catalog with enhanced service functions including touch, pinch and zoom gestures developed for the iPad. The digital catalogs are available via an iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch App as well as via landsend.com. Future editions will feature unique content, including video. M-commerce Amazon.com has introduced the Amazon Appstore Developer Portal...
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North American Shrink Falls 7%

Published on October 27, 2010
The dollar value of retail shrink in North America fell 7% between July 2009 and June 2010, according to [pdf] the 2010 Global Retail Theft Barometer from Checkpoint.North American Shrink Totals $42.8B North American shrink losses totaled $42.8 billion USD in the time period covered, a 7% drop from the total recorded between July 2008 and June 2009. Considering there was a 9% increase...
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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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Consumers Cut Household Expenses

Published on September 08, 2010
Consumers in the US and across the globe are reducing household expenses in a variety of ways, according to new data from The Nielsen Company.On-sale Items Appeal to Cost-conscious Consumers
Household Expenses
Among the top means consumers are using to reduce household expenses are: Buying items on sale (a 57% global average). Using coupons (40%). Shopping at value retailers (37%),...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Dunkin’ Donuts, Sears, Toys R Us

Published on August 26, 2010
Dunkin' Donuts Opens 338 New Stores Dunkin’ Donuts quickened the pace of new store openings this year, with 338 net new locations unveiled worldwide during the first six months, compared with just 175 new shops during the same period last year. Source: Boston Globe Sears Unveils Craftsman Experience Broadline retailer Sears Holdings Corporation is opening its first interactive...
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6 in 10 North American Consumers Buy More Private Label

Published on August 26, 2010
Sixty percent of North American consumers purchased more private label goods in Q1 2010 due to the economic downturn, according to new data from The Nielsen Company.North America Ties Global Average
Private Label Purchases
The percentage of North American consumers increasing their private label purchases matched the global average for Q1 2010, and also matched the percentage in...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Nordstrom, Blockbuster, Gap

Published on August 13, 2010
Nordstrom Net Earnings Rise 38% Luxury retailer Nordstrom, Inc. reported a 38.6% increase in its Q2 fiscal 2010 net earnings. Other quarterly results included a 12.7% net sales increase and 8.4% boost in same-store sales. Source: Nordstrom, Inc. Blockbuster Revenues Decline 20% Media entertainment retailer Blockbuster Inc. reported a 19.6% decline in total revenues during Q2 fiscal 2010....
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