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Online Shoppers Research Big Ticket Items

Published on September 17, 2010
Consumer likelihood to conduct research before making an online purchase dramatically rises with the cost of a product, according to data from Compete.Consumers Research Large Majority of $100-plus Purchases
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Dividing online purchases by price, 81% of consumers say they will conduct research before buying a product which costs $100 or more. This...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Blockbuster

Published on September 14, 2010
Wal-Mart Introduces Mobile Service Discount retailer Wal-Mart will launch Walmart Family Mobile, a new brand of post-paid cell phone service that offers unlimited talk and text. The service will be provided by T-Mobile via its nationwide network, and will be sold exclusively by Wal-Mart in nearly 2,500 stores starting Sept. 20, 2010. Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Toys R Us Reports Net...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Blockbuster, Kroger, Borders

Published on August 31, 2010
Blockbuster Bankruptcy in Works Could Shut 800 Stores According to several published reports quoting sources familiar with the situation, struggling media entertainment chain Blockbuster will enter a "pre-planned" bankruptcy in mid-September 2010 that will allow it to restructure a debt load of nearly $1 billion, as well as escape leases on 500 to 800 of its worst-performing...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Dell, Google, Rue La La

Published on August 23, 2010
Dell Grows Revenue 22% Online consumer electronics retailer Dell increased total company revenue 22% in Q2 fiscal 2010. Operating income grew 11%. Source: Dell Inc. Google Acquires Like.com Google has acquired Like.com, a visual search engine for shoppers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Source: Like.com Rue La La Fashions a Niche The first e-mail notifying Rue La La members about...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Polo

Published on June 08, 2010
Wal-Mart Widens Price Gap Discount retailer Wal-Mart intends to widen the price gap with its competitors. Wal-Mart also seeks to become a truly global company and continue playing what it calls a leadership role in social issues. Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Walgreens Drops Out of CVS Caremark Plans Walgreens intends to no longer renew existing contracts or enter into new prescription...
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‘The Daily Wrap: Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, Best Buy

Published on April 29, 2010
Starbucks Plans Major Marketing Push Coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. plans to spend more on marketing in its current fiscal quarter than at any other time in its history. Starbucks CFO Troy Alstead told attendees at an investors’ conference that Starbucks will heavily promote the relaunch of its frappucino drink and availability of Via instant coffee, among other initiatives. Source:...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Neiman Marcus

Published on April 27, 2010
Wal-Mart Workers Can File Gender Bias Class Action Suit The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA has ruled in favor of as many as 1 million female Wal-Mart employees who want to sue Wal-Mart over alleged unequal pay as a group. Wal-Mart plans to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. Source: Business Week Food Lion Introduces Coupon Kiosks Southeastern supermarket retailer...
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Google Partnership Brings Product Ratings to AdWords, Natural Search Results

Published on April 27, 2010
A new partnership between Google and Bazaarvoice allows retailers and manufacturers to display online product reviews and ratings right within their AdWords campaigns. The ads will show how many users have reviewed a product, along with the average rating given in a five-star rating system. Bazaarvoice is Google’s first publicly integrated platform partner for product review content....
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Google Page Indexing Creates Leads

Published on April 16, 2010
The more pages a company has indexed by Google, the more leads it will generate, according to research by internet marketing firm Hubspot.Incremental Indexed Pages Can Cause Double-digit Lead Growth There is a strong positive correlation between the number of Google indexed pages and median leads. An incremental increase of 50-100 pages indexed by Google can cause lead growth in...
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Prospective Credit Card Owners Dislike Fees

Published on April 15, 2010
The most attractive feature of a credit card to a prospective owner is the lack of an annual fee, according to a recent survey conducted by Compete.No Annual Fee, Low Interest Rates Most Desired Features
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When asked to rank the five most appealing features a credit card could offer them, with the most appealing receiving a rank of five, consumers overwhelmingly selected no...
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