‘The Daily Wrap:’ Gap, Best Buy, Giant Eagle

Published on June 24, 2010 | Comments: 0
Gap Eyes 4 New China Stores Department store retailer Gap Inc. plans to open four new stores in China this year, its first stores in the country, as well as an e-commerce site. Gap intends to open more new China stores, including locations such as Hong Kong, in 2011. Source: Bloomberg Best Buy Opens 3rd UK Store Tomorrow Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy will open its third UK store in Merry Hill, near Dudley in the West Midlands, on Friday, June 25, 2010. It already has UK stores in Thurrock, Essex and Southampton. Source: What HiFi Giant Eagle Joins Cellfire Supermarket retailer Giant Eagle has joined the Cellfire electronic coupon network. Cellfire e-coupons are now accepted at all Giant Eagle stores. Source: Cellfire CiCi’s Teams with GameStop CiCi’s Pizza is partnering with media entertainment retailer GameStop in a promotion for customers who buy carryout beverages. The beverage cups include game pieces which can potentially earn customers video games and other electronic prizes from GameStop. Source: CiCi’s Pizza Retailers Offer Incentives for Location-based Check-ins Brands such as Starbucks and Domino’s have pushed the concept of location-based marketing a little further with hard incentives. Source: MediaBuyerPlanner Liquor Brands Run Digital Campaigns Liquor brands including Canadian Club and Hendrick’s are using social media and online ad tactics to increase their market share - but doing so with an eye to reminding users about the halcyon days for spirits, when hard alcohol was more socially acceptable. Source: MarketingVox Social Media Links Improve Email CTR Including social media links in promotional emails improves their click-through rate (CTR), according to a recent study from email marketing technology firm GetResponse. Source: MarketingCharts 5 Degrees of Twitter Separation Almost all users on Twitter are within five steps of each other, according to recent data from social media consulting firm Sysomos. Source: Retailer Daily Quarterly Rate of Restaurant Traffic Decline Slows Although overall commercial restaurant traffic declined 2% in Q1 2010, the seventh consecutive quarter of loss, the rate of visit losses began to ease compared to steeper declines in previous quarters, according to The NPD Group. Source: Retailer Daily

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