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Staples M-commerce, Wal-Mart Market, Whopper Lust

Published on June 17, 2011

Staples is launching a new mobile website.

The new mobile site features enhanced product ratings and reviews, one click to an optimized ink and toner finder, a Staples retail store locator with automatic GPS, store inventory lookup and enhanced on-site search, including an auto-suggest feature.

Store Openings & Closings

Wal-Mart plans to accelerate the opening of...
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Daily Deal Growth, Target Canada Stores, Donut Day

Published on May 27, 2011

Unique visitors to leading daily deal sites Groupon and grew by triple-digit rates between April 2010 and April 2011, according to analysis from Compete.

Groupon still leads the way with nearly 24 million unique visitors for the month, increasing 5.4% month-over-month (MOM) and 655.8% year-over-year (YOY).

International Expansion

Target has revealed the first...
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Promotional Email, sneeqpeeq Social App, Safeway Personalized Pricing

Published on May 23, 2011

The top online retailers sent each of their subscribers 3.2 promotional emails on average during the week ending May 20, 2011, according to the Retail Email Blog.

That’s up 7% week-over-week, down 4% from where it was four weeks ago, and up 22% year-over-year.

E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing

sneeqpeeq, a social shopping company that brings the in-store shopping experience...
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Best Buy Strategy, Location-based Services, Bi-Lo Direct Mail

Published on April 15, 2011
Best Buy is launching a new set of strategic priorities the retailer says will allow it to focus on growth opportunities, operations, and improved international returns. The strategy is designed to maximize the company’s multi-channel, multi-category business, including a strategically diversified collection of physical properties that range from small Best Buy Express kiosks and Best...
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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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JoS. A Bank E-commerce, Staples Mobile Phones, McDonald’s Russian Expansion

Published on March 03, 2011
One year after rolling out its new website, men’s clothing retailer JoS. A. Bank has seen noticeable improvements in enhancing its online presence, according to Stores. Through targeted acquisition marketing, cross-selling, merchandising and making the website more like the bricks-and-mortar experience, the company has significantly increased revenue per order and has grown online...
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Estee Lauder iPads, Staples Green Products, Nokia/Microsoft Mobile Partnership

Published on February 11, 2011
Beauty care company Estée Lauder is using digital technologies to enhance the customer experience at various points of sale, including iPads for consumer use, according to RIS News.The iPads are part of Estée Lauder's High-Touch interactive programs and services, which include beauty classes and skin consultations. ’Green’ & Environmental Staples Advantage, the...
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Online Retail Spending, Staples Peak Management, Borders May Delist

Published on February 07, 2011
US online retail spending reached a record $43.4 billion during Q4 2010, up 11% compared to a year ago, according to new data from comScore. This growth rate represented the fifth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and second quarter of double-digit growth rates in the past year. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Staples says the Cognizant Intellipeak e-commerce...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Mobile Coupons, Staples, Borders

Published on November 22, 2010
Will retailers see an advantage in mobile coupons? As reported by The Boston Globe, some applications that consumers may already be using have started to weave in special offers, although they may have to download the latest version to see them. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Staples, which entered the Australian office products market when it purchased Corporate Express in July...
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State of US Same-Store Sales - September 2010 and Quarterly Data Update and Full-Year Outlook

Published on October 29, 2010
Retailer Daily has compiled comparable store sale data from the SEC filings of 26 major US retailers spanning several years, up to the most recently released September 2010 and quarterly numbers. The data excludes fuel sales and is available in Microsoft Excel format from the link below: Indications from September 2010 and the most recent quarterly same-store sales results across...
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