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Canadian Tire Mobile Media, Radio Shack to Sell Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart Canada Goes Urban

Published on June 27, 2011

Two Canadian Tire stores in Toronto, as well as a Calloway shopping center in Etobicoke, Canada, have launched the Bee Media personal mobile media service.

Bee Media offers an opt-in service that delivers location-specific, relevant offers and information to its member shoppers on their mobile devices while they are shopping.

M-commerce

Independent RadioShack stores will begin...
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Promotional Email, Sears Spinoff, Skechers Cloud Database

Published on June 27, 2011

The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers three promotional emails on average during the week ending June 24, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog.

That’s down 3% week-over-week, down 5% from where it was four weeks ago, and up 13% year-over-year.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

Companies with names like Klout, PeerIndex and Twitter Grader are in the...
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Pier 1 In-store Pickup, Potential Borders Buyers, Wal-Mart Suit Dismissed

Published on June 20, 2011

After a successful nationwide soft launch of its new buy online/pick up in store program, Pier 1.2Go, the retailer will begin actively marketing its capability next week, according to RIS News.

Pier 1 is also on track for a summer 2012 launch of its e-commerce enabled website, Pier 1.2You, which will allow customers to order products online and choose from among multiple delivery...
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Flash Sale Sites, Netflix-Sony Dispute, BJ’s Buyout Offer

Published on June 20, 2011

Flash sale web sites started as a way for brands to unload excess inventory in a controlled, high-end place.

But now the New York Times reports they have become something else: a way to advertise and find new customers, many of whom visit the sites of the brands and buy full-price merchandise soon after the sales.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

Sony and Starz have to...
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Starbucks Android App, VF Buys Timberland, Top Luxury Stores

Published on June 15, 2011

Starbucks’ mobile payment app is now available for Android smartphones, according to ZDNet.

Users can tether a gift card to a credit card for autoload or choose to reload funds to the gift card manually, paying by scannable barcode at the register.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Footwear and apparel retailer Timberland was purchased by VF Corp for approximately $2 billion; Timberland...
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Twitter Product Updates, Wendy’s Sells Arby’s, Williams-Sonoma Global Shipping

Published on June 14, 2011

While those who follow a brand on Twitter and "Like" a brand on Facebook do so to learn about discounts and available free products to a similar degree, Compete analysis shows Twitter followers are much more likely to use the platform for "updates on future products."

Eighty percent of Twitter followers employ the social network for this purpose, compared to 64% of Facebook...
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Retail Email, Amazon Sales Agreements, Best Buy Postpones European Expansion

Published on June 13, 2011

The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers three promotional emails on average during the week ending June 10, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog.

That is  down 4% week-over-week, on par with where it was four weeks ago, and up 9% year-over-year,

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

Amazon.com sent notices Friday to the owners of Connecticut websites saying the...
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Kohl’s Kiosks, B2C Innovations, Citigroup Breach

Published on June 09, 2011

Kohl's is on target to deploy customer service kiosks to all its stores by this fall following successful testing and pilot kiosk programs held this year, according to Kiosk Marketplace.

The kiosks will let store shoppers order any item not in stock and have it shipped to their home at no charge.

CRM

trendwtaching.com  has developed an “Innovation Extravaganza,” a collection...
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Big Y Groupon Deal, Wal-Mart Mobile Shops, Conborn’s Mobile Apps

Published on June 08, 2011

Groupon is making its first foray into the grocery industry, partnering with New England supermarket chain Big Y on a test program, according to the Hartford Courant.

The new partnership with Big Y is the first time a multi-store grocery retailer has run a Groupon deal, and Big Y is the only retailer in any industry that has fully integrated Groupon deals into its loyalty card...
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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.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

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