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May 28, 2008
Barnes & Noble introduced B&N Mobile on Wednesday. This e-commerce...
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May 28, 2008
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May 28, 2008
Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday that its quarterly profits jumped 32...
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May 27, 2008
Borders Group Inc. said its losses narrowed in the first quarter although...
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May 27, 2008
Target has teamed with designer Sami Hayek—brother to actress Selma Hayek—...
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May 26, 2008
Borders Group is jumping back into online retailing with a Web site after...
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May 26, 2008
The Gap Inc. announced Tuesday it would integrate its four Web sites—Gap,...
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Tech Bytes

Amazon Dash Brings the Store Home

By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age

A few months ago, Amazon.com made a disruptive splash in the world of home delivery with the announcement of its drone project. The new Amazon Dash mobile ordering device for AmazonFresh customers may not be as attention-grabbing as unmanned aircraft bringing goods to your door, but its potential to disrupt how consumers select and purchase items is much greater. Read More.

 

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Tech Spotlight

Tennis Express Aces Customer Segmentation

By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age

Tennis is an individual game, and tennis players have individual tastes when it comes to buying gear and apparel. Read More.

 

Tech Guest Viewpoint

Winning Strategies for Returns Management

By Jim Rallo, president, retail supply chain group, Liquidity Services Inc.

The retail industry has seen its fair share of challenges in recent years with decreased foot traffic through stores as consumers move online to purchase products.

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People/Companies in the News

Quantum Retail names new CFO
Kevin Davidson has joined merchandising intelligence solutions provider Quantum Retail Technology Inc. as its CFO.
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Surveys/Reports

Millennials: Social media crucial; Instagram is ‘must-have’ app
Social media delivers more than wish-list window shopping — it is, essentially, a social-purchasing path for young women that leverages each platform's strength and point of engagement to enhance the shopping process, according to a survey by Teen Vogue.
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Report: It may be time to consider new POS technology
For many retailers, it may be time to consider investing in a new POS system.
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