Enormous LED screen helps Las Vegas retail center pop
Salt Lake City — The world’s highest-resolution LED screen is on display in Las Vegas. The enormous screen, approximately 310 ft. wide by 60 ft. tall and populated with close to 11 million pixels, is the feature attraction of the Harmon Corner Retail Center, on the northeast corner of the Las Vegas Boulevard. The three-level center is anchored by Walgreens.
In addition to providing an attention-getting canvas to support the variety of brands housed within the retail development, the screen also devotes four hours of each day to custom programming ranging from "mind-blowing" content illusions to supporting artistic animations and interactive special events all designed and created to cause viewers to stop, snap, post and tweet.
The LED screen utilizes Yesco Electronics’ surface mount diode technology. The technology was selected due to its high brightness and contrast capabilities, along with the fact that the compact size of the individual modules could achieve the smooth radius required for the screen to ‘skin’ the architecture seamlessly.
comScore: M-commerce transactions account for 11% of e-commerce spending
Reston, Va. — Despite the backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, 2012 was a strong year for retail e-commerce, according to comScore’s “2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus” report. Throughout the year, growth rates versus the prior year remained in the mid-teens to outpace growth at brick-and-mortar retail by a factor of approximately four times.
Total U.S. retail and travel-related e-commerce reached $289 billion in 2012, up 13% from the previous year, according to the report. While e-commerce continues to gain share from traditional retail, the first signs of mobile commerce affecting the digital commerce landscape are starting to emerge. In fourth quarter 2012, comScore estimates that m-commerce transactions (from both smartphones and tablets) now represent approximately 11% of corresponding e-commerce spending.
The Vitamin Shoppe closes on acquisition of Super Supplements
North Bergen, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has closed on the previously announced purchase of Super Supplements, a specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals and supplements for approximately $50 million. The acquisition was funded with available cash.
The transaction was structured as a purchase of Super Supplements’ assets by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vitamin Shoppe. Super Supplements is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and operates 31 stores in the Pacific Northwest.
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