‘The Daily Wrap:’ Wal-Mart, UFood, B&N

Published on May 26, 2010 | Comments: 0
Wal-Mart Rolls Out HP Photo Kiosks Discount retailer Wal-Mart is rolling out HP self-service touchscreen photo kiosks to 3,600 US stores. Rollout is expected to finish by the end of summer 2010. Source: HP UFood Enters 10 Airports UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. will expand its UFood Grill healthy fast food concept to 10 additional U.S. airports. UFood signed a license agreement with travel retailer Hudson Group Retail LLC. B&N Partners on Color E-reader Book retailer Barnes & Noble is partnering with digital device maker Pandigital to develop a color e-reader. Integrated with the Barnes & Noble's e-book store, the Pandigital Novel is an Android-powered e-book reader that has a full color 7-inch touch-screen display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and multimedia capabilities which will ship for a reported $199 in June 2010. Source: CNet Nash Finch Expands DC Food wholesaler Nash Finch has expanded a DC in Lima, OH to double its freezer capacity. Nash Finch is closing a DC in Bridgeport, MI as part of the expansion. Source: Progressive Grocer Target’s Roadmap for M-commerce, Loyalty, Stores Coming off one of its most successful financial quarters, Target announces a string of ambitious projects to press its competitive advantage. These range from consolidating first-mover gains in m-commerce by deploying an aggressive roadmap of innovation, piloting a loyalty program that automatically takes 5% off for its best customers, expanding online sales, and refreshing hundreds of stores. Source: RIS News Delhaize EVP Leaves Rick Anicetti, EVP of supermarket conglomerate of Delhaize Group and CEO of Delhaize America Shared Services, has left the organization. Source: Delhaize Group Luxury Retailers, Buyers Use Mobile Coupons, Too Yowza, a mobile computing application that allows users to search for nearby, participating retailers either via zip code or by using the device's GPS, is building an audience for its technology in part by appealing to luxury buyers. Source: MarketingVox P&G Opens Online Store to All US Consumers Procter & Gamble’s eStore is open to the U.S. general public after months of testing. The site, which is operated by PFSweb, was created to be a learning lab for P&G - one that will hopefully help its retail partners sell more products. Source: MediaBuyerPlanner Targeted Email Helps American Greetings Through its work with ExactTarget, American Greetings Interactive, which features greeting card sites including AmericanGreetings.com, BlueMountain.com and Egreetings.com, increased customer engagement 13% from October 2009 to April 2010 with a series of targeted email marketing campaigns. Source: American Greetings Summer Travel Plans on the Rise An increasing number of consumers plan to engage in leisure travel this Memorial Day weekend and summer, according to a new survey from Deloitte. Source: Retailer Daily Top Retailers Focus on BI Best-in-class retailers are focusing on the use of enterprise business intelligence (BI) to enable rapid response to changing market conditions, according to a recent study by Aberdeen Group. Source: Retailer Daily

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