‘The Daily Wrap:’ Netflix, Ikea, CVS

Published on October 21, 2010 | Comments: 0
Netflix Grows Subscriber Base 52% Netflix ended Q3 2010 with approximately 16,933,000 total subscribers, representing 52% year-over-year growth from 11,109,000 total subscribers at the end of Q3 2009 and 13% sequential growth from 15,001,000 subscribers at the end of Q2 2010. Source: Netflix Ikea to Double China Stores Ikea aims to more than double its number of stores in China to 18 by 2015, from eight now. They will be combinations of standalones and shopping center-based locations. Source: Bloomberg Shutterfly Partners with CVS, Walgreens Web-based photo publisher Shutterfly is adding close to 14,000 CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens locations to the current selection of more than 1,150 Target store locations nationwide. Same day in-store pickup is available at any Walgreens or CVS/pharmacy store location with a photo center. Source: Shutterfly GameStop Publishes iPhone Game Global videogame retailer GameStop has published its first-ever video game. “Buck and the Coins of Destiny” is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch platforms. Source: MCV Smart & Final Readies High-Velocity DC Smart & Final will transfer its fast-moving items to a new 350,000-square-foot distribution center in Fontana, Calif., from the 258,000-square-foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga that it's used for the past five years. Source: Supermarket News Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Halloween Specials Dunkin' Donuts' is offering a special Halloween lineup, available at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide through the end of October. The holiday assortment includes a “Boston Scream” donut, Fall munchkin donut holes, pumpkin-flavored coffee beverages, and free trick-or-treat bags. Source: Dunkin’ Donuts Toyota Voluntarily Recalls Autos Toyota has issued a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 740,000 – 2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 Highlander (Non Hybrid) and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles sold in the United States to address the possibility that a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp. Source: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. The Changing State of Canada’s Private Label Consumer Private label products can be found in the pantry of nearly every Canadian home, but who buys private label products occasionally and who buys them on a regular basis? New analysis from The Nielsen Company identifies the heaviest private label buyer and finds that the face of today’s private label consumer is changing. Source: The Nielsen Company Update a Privacy Policy before Launching a Retargeting Campaign Marketers must be careful to avoid violating CAN-SPAM with these tactics, writes Charles Nicholls, chief strategy officer at SeeWhy. Source: MarketingVox Half of Online Adults Use Coupon Websites Half of US online adults obtain coupons from online websites, according to a new survey from RetailMeNot and Harris Interactive. Source: Retailer Daily Chain Store Comp Sales Continue Uneven Path U.S. comparable?chain?store sales for September 2010 rose by 2.6% [pdf] on a year?over?year basis as measured by ICSC Research’s preliminary tally of 31 major retail chain stores. That performance was in?line with the International Council of Shopping Centers ICSC’s expectation for industry sales growth of about 2.5 to 3%. Source: Retailer Daily

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