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Intel to Open ‘Pop-Up’ Retail Stores Next Week Intel to Open ‘Pop-Up’ Retail Stores Next Week

Intel today announced that it will open its first ever “pop-up” stores in major cities in the U.S. The stores will appear starting next week in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The idea behind the stores, according to Intel, …

40% of Americans Have Engaged in ‘Showrooming’ 40% of Americans Have Engaged in ‘Showrooming’

The rise of online retail has certainly forced physical retailers to both rethink their business models and compete with companies that do not have to deal with store overhead. In addition to competing on convenience and price, physical retailers are …

Google Tracks Consumers Through The Physical World To Give Data To Advertisers Google Tracks Consumers Through The Physical World To Give Data To Advertisers
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Google is using consumers’ smartphones to track their locations and physical world shopping activities so they can give that data to advertisers as evidence of conversions for online ads that led to in-store purchases. John McDermott recently reported in a …

This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert
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Last week, environmentalist Peter Gleick penned an editorial about a Toys “R” Us commercial from October that, frustratingly, decries hard science in favor of running amok in a toy store. “My wife and I were relaxing, watching TV when we …

Assassin’s Creed IV Expected To Sell 8 Million Assassin’s Creed IV Expected To Sell 8 Million
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Fortune video game writer John Gaudiosi reported today that the latest Assassin’s Creed franchise entry, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, is expected to sell 8 million copies. The number comes from video game analyst for Wedbush Securities Michael Pachter, who …

Retailers to Sell One-Third of Tablets This Year Retailers to Sell One-Third of Tablets This Year

Tablets are now the hottest growth commodity in the tech industry. A recent Gartner report even showed that tablet growth is largely helping to offset the decline of the PC industry and pushing continued IT growth in 2013. Now it …

PayPal Announces Payment Code, Another Way To Reduce In-Store Payment Hassle PayPal Announces Payment Code, Another Way To Reduce In-Store Payment Hassle

PayPal has now revealed yet another new product aimed at making retail store payments easier for both consumers and merchants. This one is called Payment Code, and lets users pay by checking into a store with their PayPal app or …

Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion

October has just begun, and for many retail outlets that means dragging out the holiday decorations. With the economy slowly rebounding over the past five years, experts are now expecting to see a marginal increase in sales this holiday shopping …

GameStop Prepares For PS4 And Xbox One Launches With Hiring Spree

Does it sound like a dream come true to work at GameStop? If so, the impending launch of the Xbox One and PS4 may have just given you the excuse you need to join their team. GameStop announced today that …

Women Will Share Personal Info For a Price Women Will Share Personal Info For a Price
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While, on one hand, our nation is in the middle of a great debate over privacy and what gets seen by whom, on the other hand, retailers are trying to find more ways to get people to give up their …

Amazon Is Sold Out Of PS4, Xbox One Launch Units
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Just yesterday, GameStop announced that it had completely sold out of its initial allotment of PS4 units. Now another retailer has announced the same. Amazon announced today via its Video Games Facebook page that it has completely sold out of …

Pebble Watch Coming to Best Buy Stores This Weekend Pebble Watch Coming to Best Buy Stores This Weekend

Last year, Pebble Technology launched a Kickstarter campaign for an e-paper wristwatch that could connect to iPhone and Android smartphones, alerting users to various notifications and displaying messages via Bluetooth. It turned out that the Pebble is just the sort …

Neiman Marcus Files for $100M IPO Neiman Marcus Files for $100M IPO

Department store Neiman Marcus this week announced that it has filed for an initial public offering. According to a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the offering will be in common stock sold by current shareholders. The number of …

Google BigQuery Helps Show How Weather Influences Shopping Google BigQuery Helps Show How Weather Influences Shopping
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Interactions, a marketing firm for supermarket chains and big box stores, announced some interesting findings based on analysis with Google’s BigQuery and Tableau, measuring the effects of major weather events on sales. “This case study is just the first analysis …

eBay Experiments With ‘Shoppable Windows’ In New York eBay Experiments With ‘Shoppable Windows’ In New York

eBay has been beta testing “shoppable windows” for physical retail stores for several months, and will officially launch the first ones in Manhattan this Saturday. While this is only a month-long experiment, it could turn into something much bigger for …

Kirstie Alley Slams Abercrombie CEO
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Kirstie Alley isn’t happy with Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries after some remarks he made about the way his company does things. Jeffries was quoted in a Salon interview in 2006 as saying: “In every school there are the …

That Groupon POS App Is Really The New Breadcrumb POS That Groupon POS App Is Really The New Breadcrumb POS

On Monday, news came out that Groupon had a new POS app for the iPad available in the App Store. Well, it turns out there’s a little more to the story than that. “What happened was that a limited beta …

JC Penney’s New Ad: You Came Back To Us, Thank You JC Penney’s New Ad: You Came Back To Us, Thank You

A couple weeks ago, JC Penney put out an ad essentially begging customers to come back after alienating a third of them, and dropping holiday sales by 32%. The ad, which has since been set to private on YouTube, said, …

Will JC Penney’s Social Media Strategy Help It Win Back Customers? Will JC Penney’s Social Media Strategy Help It Win Back Customers?
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Update: Interestingly JC Penney has now set the video to private. JC Penney has put out a video apologizing for alienating loyal customers, and essentially begging them to come back. Will it work? Let us know what you think in …

J.C. Penney: $850 Million Borrowed to Shore Up Inventory J.C. Penney: $850 Million Borrowed to Shore Up Inventory

J.C. Penney today announced that it has borrowed $850 million from a revolving credit fund of $1.85 billion. The company stated that the money will be used to ensure the company’s liquidity and replenish inventory levels. “Earlier this year, we …

Adobe Phasing Out Boxed Retail Copies Of CS6 Adobe Phasing Out Boxed Retail Copies Of CS6

Do you still purchases boxed retail versions of software? If so, you might want to grab a boxed copy of Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 as the company is beginning to phase out its retail offerings. Adobe told multiple outlets today …