Closeout Retailing Takes on the Web
By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age
It has been a rough start to the holiday season for the closeout retail sector. Building #19, a New England-based closeout chain that became something of a local institution, recently closed its doors after 50 years in business (though it plans to reopen a few locations as specialty rug stores). Read More.
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Capitalizing on Mobile during the Holidays
By Len Shneyder, Senior Marketing Manager, OtherLevels
The numbers are out and they don’t lie: almost 40% of all online traffic during Black Friday was driven by mobile devices. That figure is up 34% from the previous year, according to IBM’s Holiday Benchmark. But what’s more impressive than that is that nearly one-fifth of all online sales during the holiday shopping bonanza came from mobile devices.
Chute Gerdeman fills new position of VP of technology and experience design
Strategic brand and design firm Chute Gerdeman has named Jim Crawford to the new position of VP of technology and experience design.
Survey: Eight-in-10 consumers will share location for value
Eight-in-10 (77%) consumers would be willing to share their smartphone location data as long as they received enough value in return.
Study: Personal data, digital currency among retail trends for 2014
Retail in the coming year will be more streamlined and integrated with online experiences, according to predictions from POS software provider Revel Systems.
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