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Mobile Shopping, Yum Eyes Chinese Chain, JCPenney RFID

Published on April 27, 2011
Consumers connected to the mobile internet prefer browsing and buying goods and services from their mobile device more than from their PC, according to data from InMobi. A study reveals half of mobile shoppers still prefer hitting the stores (49%) but 35% are now comfortable with shopping from a mobile device and only 16% prefer shopping from their PC or laptop. International...
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Home Depot Mobile POS, Amazon Toy Sales, Starbucks Meets Challenges

Published on March 07, 2011
Home Depot store associates are complaining about shortages, bulky hardware, buggy software and lack of training related to the new First Phone mobile POS system, according to StorefrontBacktalk.Employee consensus appears to be that First Phone works, but it still has a long way to go. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Amazon is looking to sign up toy retailers to join its...
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August Goods Movement Figures Differ - Update

Published on October 20, 2010
Figures on imports/exports, freight shipments and port activity offer a mixed assessment on the movement of goods both into and out of the U.S. in August 2010. Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show imports and exports growing both during the month and year, and data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) suggests an increased amount of freight is coming into U.S. ports...
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Environmental Update: Staples, Macy’s, Wal-Mart

Published on October 15, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Staples Pushes Key Suppliers for Sustainability Staples has launched a new corporate strategy to drive sustainability in the supply chain for product manufacturing, packaging and distribution. The office products retail chain...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Best Buy, Whole Foods, Krispy Kreme

Published on September 16, 2010
Best Buy Grows Net Earnings Consumer electronics retailer reported net earnings of $254 million in Q2 fiscal 2011, up 61% from $158 million in Q2 fiscal 2010. In addition, Best Buy’s quarterly revenue increased 3% to $11.3 billion, compared with revenue of $11 billion for Q2 fiscal 2010. Source: Best Buy Co., Inc. Whole Foods Color Codes Seafood Sustainability Whole Foods Market...
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Environmental Update: Sainsbury’s, Venus Group, Mitsubishi

Published on August 13, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader. Sainsbury's Cuts Packaging by 75% for Milk Products Sainsbury’s is set to become the first retailer in the UK to launch a full range of milk products packaged in plastic bags, which use 75 percent less packaging than...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Walgreens, Sears, Tim Horton’s

Published on June 23, 2010
Walgreens Net Earnings Drop Drugstore retailer Walgreens reported a drop in Q3 fiscal 2010 net earnings of about 13%. However, Walgreens’ quarterly sales increased about 6%, while comparable store sales rose 0.7%. Source: Walgreens Sears Plans Digital Movie Sales Broadline retailer Sears plans to launch an online store selling digital downloads of movies and TV shows. The store will...
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Customer Concerns Drive Retail IT Decisions

Published on June 23, 2010
Retailers are focusing on how to better communicate with and serve the needs of their customers as they allocate their IT budgets, according to the recent "RIS News Retail Tech Study."Customer Satisfaction Leads Action Items
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The most popular major IT action item during the next 18 months for retailers is customer satisfaction, with 34% of retailers using customer satisfaction...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Starbucks, Movie Gallery, Best Buy

Published on June 15, 2010
Starbucks Readies Free Wi-Fi Coffee retailer Starbucks will offer free wireless internet service at all corporate-owned stores in the US beginning July 1, 2010. Access will be available without a Starbucks card, user name/password, or time limit. Source: Starbucks Corporation Movie Gallery Canada Closes Stores Canadian media entertainment retailer Movie Gallery Canada is closing 131...
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Environmental Update: Sears, Macy’s, Marks & Spencer

Published on June 11, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader. Sears Launches TV Recycling Program Sears recently announced a new television recycling program for California residents that offers either free drop-off recycling service at one of the company’s full-service stores, or...
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