Current Headlines

  1. Attn. Marketers: Searches On Tablets, Smartphones Just About Even
    7/2/2014

    A new report shows that search spending growth on smartphones outpaced growth on tablets by over three to one, making the two types of devices almost equal as sources for searches.

  2. Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook By 2015
    7/2/2014

    Barnes & Noble has announced its board of directors had approved a proposal to spin off its Nook e-reader business into a publicly traded company.

  3. New Research: What’s In Store For Stores?
    7/2/2014

    What every retailer should be thinking about as they forge ahead in 2014. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Direct Carrier Billing: The Overlooked Mobile Payment
    7/2/2014

    Should more retailers be using direct carrier billing? By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. Limited Brand, Henri Bendel Collaborating With Cornelia Webb For Improved Customer Experience
    7/2/2014

    Limited Brand, Henri Bendel, a sophisticated, chic line of jewelry, bags, and other accessories has partnered with Stockholm-based jewelry brand, Cornelia Webb, providing shoppers at Henri Bendel.com and the New York Flagship store with 5 exclusive, versatile body jewelry designs that accentuate the beauty of a woman’s body.

  6. CVS Unveils New Healthy Food Options To Improve Customer Experience
    7/2/2014

    As of June 30, CVS introduced its new line of healthy food options, “Gold Emblem Abound” to store shelves nationwide, providing customers with a wide variety of nutritious and affordable consumable options. CVS is also implementing a new directory program, “Fit Choices,”enabling customers to conveniently find the right snack suitable for their needs by color-coded labels.

  7. Kroger And eCommerce Retailer Vitacost.com Announce Definitive Merger Agreement
    7/2/2014

    The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Vitacost.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:VITC), a leading online retailer of healthy living products, today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8.00 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

  8. IKEA Bumping-Up Minimum Wage, Benefiting Nearly 50% Of U.S. Employees
    7/1/2014

    On June 26, IKEA announced that the average minimum hourly wage for U.S. employees will be raised to $10.76, beginning January 1, 2015 — an increase of $1.59 by 17 percent, at $3.51 above the federal minimum wage.

  9. Ermenegildo Zegna Group Goes Live With Oracle Retail
    7/1/2014

    Ermenegildo Zegna Group, the global Italian menswear fashion and accessories brand, has gone live with Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning to help enable integration of its global merchandising and financial planning operations.

  10. Best Buy Improves Mobile Phone Shopping Experience
    6/30/2014

    From June 29 to July 12, Best Buy customers have the opportunity to be rewarded with a $50 Best Buy gift card with the purchase and activation of a new mobile phone from all carriers including, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint. 

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