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JCPenney YouTube Promo, Local Amazon Deals, eBay Buys Magneto

Published on June 07, 2011

JCPenney is running a YouTube promotion in conjunction with fashion brand Bisou Bisou and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, according to Frequency.

Consumers can view the designs of different student designers on JCPenney’s YouTube channel and vote for their favorite, with the winner receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

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Female Digital Coupon Use, Sony Closes Stores, Sprouts Merger

Published on April 20, 2011
Of US women ages 18-34, 26% use daily deal sites, whereas 35% use coupon sites, according to a new survey from RetailMeNot and Harris Interactive.For the total population, these numbers are 18% and 23%, respectively. Store Openings & Closings Sony Electronics closed 11 stores in 11 states in March 2011 as the company opened a new store prototype in Los Angeles. Supermarket...
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Harvey Norman Holographs, Target Canadian Sales, BJ’s Bidding

Published on April 14, 2011
Australian retailer Harvey Norman has unveiled its first holographic salesperson in stores across the country, according to PC Tech & Authority. Created by New Zealand-based technology firm Spyglass, the salesperson, “V,” is a female hologram that fulfills the role of a living, breathing Harvey Norman staff member. International Expansion Target expects sales from its upcoming...
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Online Shopping Conversations, Target Brand Equity, Poshling Launch

Published on April 08, 2011
According to a new study released by ListenLogic, nearly 25% of shopping conversations are posted online from consumers within the store. This is an increase from Q4 2010, when nearly one out of six comments were made while in the store. Stats & Research Target Stores has the strongest consumer brand equity among retail brands, and the company was named as the 2011 Harris Poll...
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Amazon Considers M-Payment, Premium On-Demand, Blockbuster Bids

Published on April 04, 2011
Amazon.com is considering the introduction of a service that would let consumers pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores using their mobile phones, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company’s Amazon Payments unit is exploring whether to start a service based on so-called near-field-communication technology, anonymous company sources told Bloomberg. E-commerce & Multichannel...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ GGP, Wal-Mart, Macy’s

Published on November 15, 2010
The Club’s Mobile Application from General Growth Properties (GGP) allows users to access exclusive promotions, the best discounts, mall event information and more at 150-plus GGP malls across the country. Android and iPhone users can download the free application and customize their preferences so their favorite or local GGP mall’s information is displayed, including the store...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Macy’s, Brookshire, A&P

Published on November 11, 2010
Macy's is participating in the launch of Facebook Deals, offering special discounts to customers that use Facebook Places to check in from Macy's store locations. RIS News reports when shoppers check in to Facebook Places from a Macy's location, they will see a pop-up yellow icon that includes an offer for 20% off most apparel, accessories, jewelry and select home items, or 10% off...
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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:’ Target, Consumer Need States, GGP

Published on October 29, 2010
Target Starts Black Friday Before Thanksgiving Discount retailer Target is launching a major holiday sale on Sunday, November 21, 2010, four days before Thanksgiving. Exclusive deals on more than 170 items including toys, electronics and movies will be available, and special online-only deals will be offered on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25). Source: Target Corporation Focus on Consumers’...
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GGP Expects to Emerge from Chapter 11 Nov. 8 - Update

Published on October 22, 2010
The United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, has confirmed the plan of reorganization from bankrupt mall owner/developer General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP).GGP says it now expects to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on or about November 8, 2010, increase its capital structure flexibility and improve investment terms. Prior to its Chapter 11 filing, GGP had...
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