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Retailers Not Using Renewable Energy Express Interest

Published on March 26, 2010
Most retailers not currently using renewable energy have some level of interest in doing so, according to the findings of the “Enterprise Renewable Energy Adoption Survey.”Out of retailers not currently using renewable energy, 25% have no plans to do so. Another 37% are “exploring” renewable energy without a timetable, meaning there is no major push within the company to pursue a...
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Deals Spur Credit Card Usage

Published on March 26, 2010
The average American uses two credit cards regularly, and will select which cards to use based on specific deals, according to research from compete.Americans Hold 4 Credit Cards, Use 2 The average American holds 4.4 credit cards. However, they regularly use 1.9 of those cards, rarely use 1.6, and never use one. Specific Deals Biggest Influence on Card Choice
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Shaw’s, Saks, McDonald’s

Published on March 25, 2010
Shaw’s Plans 4% Layoffs Supermarket retailer Shaw’s, a division of Supervalu, plans to lay off 4% of its 25,000 store associates at 176 New England locations, including some full-time workers. Shaw’s says the layoffs are unrelated to an ongoing strike at a distribution center and 16 stores. Source: Boston Globe Saks Plans Store Closures Upscale department store retailer Saks plans...
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Top Feb. ’10 Coupons: Enterprise.com, Adidas Outlet Stores

Published on March 25, 2010
An online coupon for $9.99 per day on weekends from Enterprise.com and a printable coupon for 30% off purchases at Adidas outlet stores were the most popular coupons in February 2010, according to [pdf] coupon aggregator RetailMeNot, which recently released its coupon data report for the month. RetailMeNot’s report on top monthly coupons separately reports its online and...
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Starbucks Outlines Global Growth Plans

Published on March 25, 2010
Coming off a successful fiscal 2009 and first quarter of fiscal 2010, coffee retailer Starbucks is planning to aggressively pursue its brand and global retail footprint in 2010.Continuing Financial Growth Anticipated Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz credited store employees with allowing the company to remove $600 million in costs while delivering double-digit improvements in customer...
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Retailers Shift to Longer Email Opt-outs

Published on March 25, 2010
In the past two years, online retailers have shifted toward longer email unsubscribe processes that provide more choices to subscribers, according to a new report from Responsys.Number of Opt-out Clicks Jumps to Dangerous Level
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The “Responsys Email Unsubscribe Benchmark Study” indicates that the average number of clicks necessary for a subscriber to opt out of...
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Onsite Renewable Energy Generation Requires Significant Capital Investment

Published on March 25, 2010
Although onsite generation of renewable energy can generate considerable long-term savings, implementing onsite generation systems often incurs a high cost of capital investment, according to the findings of the “Enterprise Renewable Energy Adoption Survey.”The highest percentage of retail respondents, 38%, invested more than $5 million of capital into their onsite generation...
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‘The Daily Wrap:’ Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Subway

Published on March 24, 2010
Starbucks Pilots Trenta Coffee retailer Starbucks is piloting a new, larger beverage size called “trenta” in Phoenix, AZ and Tampa, FL stores. At 31 ounces, trenta is seven ounces larger than the venti, Starbucks’ current largest beverage size. Source: NowPublic Wal-Mart to Sell 3-D TVs Discount retailer Wal-Mart plans to sell 3-D TVs in some stores during the 2010 holiday shopping...
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Most Retailers Use Text Unsubscribe Links

Published on March 24, 2010
Ninety-four percent of online retailers use a single text-formatted unsubscribe link in their promotional emails, according to a new report from Responsys. Text Links Nearly Universal
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In addition to finding that the vast majority of online retailers use a single text-formatted unsubscribe link, the “Responsys Email Unsubscribe Benchmark Study” also reveals that...
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Renewable Energy is Small % of Retailers’ Output

Published on March 24, 2010
Most retailers’ renewable energy purchases represent a small percentage of their total energy output, according to the findings of the “Enterprise Renewable Energy Adoption Survey.”A look at what percentage of total energy usage is represented by renewable energy suggests that purchase of renewable energy by retailers has not yet reached critical mass. One-third of retailers do not...
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