Report: Holiday Online Sales Register Decline
New York City Online holiday sales registered a first-ever decline in seven years, according to sales tracker ComScore, CNN.Money.com reported.
The firm said online spending for the first 49 days of the critical November-December gift-buying period fell 1% to $24.03 billion, compared to $24.15 billion over the same period last year.
Andrew Lipsman, analyst with ComScore, said this is the first time the firm has recorded a drop in the measure since it started tracking holiday e-commerce sales in 2001.
Hannaford to implement Retail Solutions POS service
SUNNYVALE, Calif. Hannaford, which operates 167 stores in the Northeastern United States, will start sharing product point-of-sale (POS) data by store, by day and by SKU using Retail Solutions Demand Signal Management (DSM) solution.
“We look to Retail Solutions to help our suppliers access and leverage our data,” said Scott Craig, director of supply chain services, Hannaford. “Retailer-supplier collaboration is a key strategy for Hannaford and we need a single version of the truth – a rich, up-to-date data set on which to base our decisions. Retail Solutions provides this data foundation at a minimum effort and cost for all parties.”
SuperTarget among healthiest groceries
MINNEAPOLIS Health magazine has chosen SuperTarget as one of the top ten healthiest grocery stores in the United States.
To chose the 10 healthiest stores, Health magazine teamed up with a panel of nutrition experts to review the 35 largest grocery stores on freshness of produce, taste of prepared foods, healthfulness of packaged goods and availability of supplemental nutritional information.
“The recognition by Health magazine acknowledges our commitment to providing SuperTarget guests with healthy, high quality food options at low prices,” says Greg Duppler, senior vp of Target. “Through our certified organic produce department, better-for-you food choices and Archer Farms collection, SuperTarget makes healthy shopping easier for our guests.”