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May 27, 2014




Is Showrooming as Bad as Retailers Think?

A new study by Deloitte Digital found that showrooming may not be as bad as retailers think.  The Deloitte study reveals that connected shoppers actually convert at a 40% higher rate than people not consulting devices in store, and 22% of connected …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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May 26, 2014




Target to Test Same-Day Delivery

Target will test same-day delivery next month in three markets, the discount department store merchant said May 21 during its first-quarter earnings call.

Chief Merchandise and Supply Chain Officer Kathryn Tesija said that following a successful ship-from-store test in Minneapolis, Target …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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May 21, 2014




How Alex and Ani Spreads Positive Energy Across Multiple Platforms

Alex and Ani seems to be growing by the minute.  It has managed to make its brand a household name to its target audience – women – through various platforms including print, TV and radio.

Alex and Ani started with one store …

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In Branding, Campaign

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May 18, 2014




Walmart’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com’s

Walmart’s first-quarter global ecommerce sales rose 27%, the mass merchant announced on May 15. That growth is faster than ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com, which saw a 23% rise in sales during the comparative quarter.

Walmart’s consolidated net sales for the quarter, which ended …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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May 17, 2014




Nordstrom’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com

Nordstrom’s direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience, the department store chain announced on May 15.

Nordstrom’s ecommerce sales are rising at a faster pace than …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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May 14, 2014




5 Excellent Examples of Omnichannel Retailing Done Right

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding omnichannel retailing and WHY retailers should do it, but the HOW of it all isn’t always clear.

Which is why instead of just talking about the benefits of omnichannel, we’ll look …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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May 14, 2014




5 Ways your Business has to Change to Integrate Beacons

Beacon technology is at the top of the list of next “big ideas” for merchants.  American Eagle Outfitters, Macy’s and Nordstrom have all rolled out beacon-based positioning to their stores and a number of national retailers are rushing to …

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In Mobile, Mobile

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May 14, 2014




Hhgregg Aligns Itself with New Branding Purpose

The impetus of hhgregg’s brand transformation came after the company’s CEO articulated a branding purpose to “inspire and delight” its customers.

According to Julie Lyle, chief marketing officer for hhgregg,  the overall goal for hhgregg is to fill …

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In Must Reads

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May 9, 2014




Target Calls it Flexible, We Call it Omnichannel

It’s been less than a week since Target decided to part ways with long-time chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel, and the merchant has wasted no time in introducing interim CEO John Mulligan to the masses.

In a Q&A …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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May 6, 2014




hhgregg Embarks on Brand Transformation

Appliance, electronics and furniture retailer, hhgregg today announced the company has embarked on a brand transformation to better serve and engage customers and communities by providing a truly differentiated shopping and purchasing experience. The brand transformation will encompass all customer …

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In Marketing, PR Newswire

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