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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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‘Daily Wrap:’ Telnet Attacks, Family Dollar, Williams-Sonoma

Published on January 28, 2011
StoreFrontBackTalk reports thieves are now increasingly using the 40-year-old text-based Telnet protocol to attack corporate servers, quoting network-services vendor Akamai, whose retail customers include Amazon.com, Best Buy, JCPenney and Staples. Akamai data indicates Telnet now represents the second-heaviest level of internet attack traffic, and the Telnet attacks are still...
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‘Daily Wrap:’ Google, Free Shipping Day, Walgreens

Published on December 20, 2010
Google TV has just enacted its first programming cancellation, according to the New York Times. Google has reportedly asked major TV makers including Sony, Toshiba, LG Electronics and Sharp to delay their introductions so that it can refine the software, which has received a lukewarm reception. Stats & Research The most recent holiday shopping week (week ending Dec. 17) reached $5.15...
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4 in 10 Retailers Have Mobilized

Published on October 13, 2010
Only about 40% of retailers have implemented some form of mobile retail program, according to a new study from Aberdeen Group.Most Mobile Retail Programs Less than 2 Years Old Findings from "Mobile Retail is a Reality" indicate that a combined 38% of retail respondents currently operate a mobile retail program. Twenty-six percent have been implemented less than two years, 7% for two to...
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Women Lead Online Group Buying, Flash Sales

Published on August 05, 2010
Women make up the bulk of the audience on group buying and flash sales sites, according to comScore.Women Drive Exponential Group Buying Growth
Visits by Group Buying Site
In the U.S., visiting group-buying sites such as Groupon.com and LivingSocial.com is growing exponentially, and women are driving the growth: females make up 62% and 67% of Groupon.com and LivingSocial.com’s U.S....
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‘The Daily Wrap: Sears, Fuddruckers, Wal-Mart

Published on July 27, 2010
Sears Launches Digital College Program Sears and Kmart have launched the "Campus 2010" digital program, centered around a Facebook page called "Sears Campus Connection," which provides several features that serve as a resource for teens in preparing for campus life. Features include a wish list, social shopping, and roommate interactions. Source: Sears Holdings Corporation Luby's...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Amazon, Dell, Delhaize

Published on July 23, 2010
Amazon Q2 Sales Rise 41% Online retailer Amazon.com grew Q2 fiscal 2010 net sales 41% to $6.57 billion, up from $4.65 billion. Operating income and net income also substantially increased year-over-year. Source: Amazon.com Dell Outsources Logistics Dell is selling its merge and fulfillment operation based in Nashville, TN to CEVA Logistics, a Dutch 3PL provider. The affected 480...
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Shipping, Returns High Cross-channel Priorities

Published on July 23, 2010
Friendlier shipping and return policies would encourage more consumers to purchase products online, according to a new study from Compete.Online Shoppers Desire Free Shipping
Cross-Channel Purchasing
Close to 100% of respondents to the Compete Online Shopper Intelligence Study said free shipping would encourage them to purchase more products online. About 70% said free returns would do...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Kroger

Published on July 07, 2010
7-11 Buys 14 VA Stores Convenience retailer 7-Eleven will purchase 14 stores in Virginia. The stores, owned by Quarles Petroleum, will be rebranded as 7-Eleven. Source: Chain Store Age Best Buy Reduces Consumer Energy Consumption Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy said it has reduced consumer energy consumption by 796 KwH through partnerships with the EPA and DOE. Best Buy’s new...
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Online-Only Shops Have Greatest Global Site Appeal

Published on July 07, 2010
Online consumers generally prefer online-only internet retailers, according to [pdf] a new study from The Nielsen Company. Data from “Global Trends in Online Shopping” indicates that worldwide, 34% of online consumers say they primarily do their internet shopping at retailers that have only an online presence (such as Amazon.com), followed by 20% of respondents who prefer sites that...
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