Starbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize

Starbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize thierry Mon 21/07/2014 – 12:15 Retailer News A decade after the idea was first sketched on the proverbial drawing board, Starbucks is poised to finally let its customers order their coffees from their phones. And the company’s plans for building on its wildly successful […]

Starbucks to Open More Apple-Style Flagship Stores

Starbucks to Open More Apple-Style Flagship Stores thierry Thu 17/07/2014 – 17:34 Retailer News Starbucks new three-story cafe in Bogota could be the type of location the coffee-shop chain’s customers see more often. (Author : Leslie Patton)   “We are designing and opening flagship stores around the world,” Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said in […]

Neiman Marcus combining online and store leadership teams

Neiman Marcus combining online and store leadership teams thierry Thu 03/04/2014 – 10:14 Retailer News The Neiman Marcus Group is reorganizing its leadership structure by merging its stores and online management structure into one team as it looks to expand its presence across all channels. The change will take effect April 14. (Author : MARIANNE […]

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is thinking small

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is thinking small thierry Wed 26/03/2014 – 15:37 Retailer News Wal-Mart, which has been looking for a spark to ignite its moribund U.S. sales for a long time, is testing a convenience store concept dubbed “Walmart to Go” in its hometown of Bentonville, Ark. (Author : JONATHAN BERR)     […]

How Target, Caribou Coffee use mobile social to spark in-store excitement

How Target, Caribou Coffee use mobile social to spark in-store excitement thierry Tue 18/02/2014 – 10:34 Sales activation Target and Caribou Coffee are leveraging Pinterest to generate ideas for new product development, ensuring that they are quick to market with the latest trends while simultaneously creating the kind of brand advocates that can help generate […]

Adidas creates new store out of a giant shoebox

Adidas creates new store out of a giant shoebox thierry Wed 29/01/2014 – 10:54 Shopper Experience To celebrate the famous sports shoe named after American tennis icon Stan Smith 50 years ago, Adidas opened a pop-up store in London that was a scale replica of the iconic footwear’s shoebox. Apart from being able to purchase […]

Amazon said to be cooking up Pantry service to take on Costco

Amazon said to be cooking up Pantry service to take on Costco thierry Sun 29/12/2013 – 12:52 Sales activation Internet retailer will offer delivery of about 2,000 products typically found at warehouse stores, according to USA Today. (Author : Steven Musil) Amazon is developing a new retail business venture called Pantry that will offer the […]

A Discount Grocery Chain Is Being Touted As ‘Wal-Mart’s Worst Nightmare’

A Discount Grocery Chain Is Being Touted As ‘Wal-Mart’s Worst Nightmare’ thierry Mon 12/08/2013 – 09:57 Retailer News A discount grocery chain is being called “Wal-Mart’s worst nightmare.” WinCo, a Western grocery chain with about 100 stores, has a business model that allows for cheaper prices than Wal-Mart, writes Brad Tuttle at Time. (Author : […]

Staples goes omnichannel with new prototype stores

Staples goes omnichannel with new prototype stores thierry Fri 21/06/2013 – 10:15 Sales activation The office supply chain Staples today announced the launch of its omnichannelprototype stores that feature endless-aisle kiosks and consultation areas for small business customers — or what the company calls “the future of retail.” (Author : retail customer experience)   Staples […]

Costco Is Totally Eliminating Self-Checkout In Stores

Costco Is Totally Eliminating Self-Checkout In Stores thierry Fri 07/06/2013 – 14:44 Retailer News Costco CEO Craig Jelinek is eliminating self-service checkout from stores because he says his employees do a better job. “They are great for low-volume warehouses, but we don’t want to be in the low-volume warehouse business,” he told Brad Stone at […]

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