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Wal-Mart to add 100 digital developers in India

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will hire 100 additional developers in India as part of its @WalmartLabs unit, which is focused on growing the retailer’s social media and mobile presence globally.

In November, WalmartLabs, under the retailer’s global e-commerce group, will build an operation in India to use social media and digital technology to attract shoppers.

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Supervalu increasing waste reduction efforts; 250 stores to join zero-waste program

BY Allison Cerra

Eden Prairie, Minn. — Supervalu is moving ahead with its sustainability efforts by increasing the number of stores that will divert 90% or more of their waste from local landfills by the end of the current fiscal year.

The retail chain said 250 stores will join its zero-waste program by the end of the current fiscal year ending Feb. 23, 2013. The announcement follows the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call last week, during which it reported it had transitioned 54 stores to 90% waste diversion during the past year, exceeding its original target of 40 locations.

"Last year marked incredible progress in our zero-waste efforts and we’re even more excited about what lies ahead," Supervalu president and CEO Craig Herkert said. "Keeping waste out of landfills is better for the environment, better for our customers and better for the bottom line. It’s simply the right thing for us to do."

Other sustainable store operations achievements achieved by Supervalu banners during the last year included:

  • Reduction of more than 28,000 tons of landfill waste in 2011 compared with calendar year 2010.
  • A 98% increase in mixed paper recycling, a 55% increase in hard plastic recycling, and 293% increase in the number of stores composting or diverting organic material (491 total).
  • Reduced garbage-expense costs $3.4 million and increased recycling income to more than $36 million.

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Study: E-retailers provide insights into multichannel visibility

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Atlanta — A study released Tuesday by commerce provider Innotrac Corp. provided insights into how today’s e-tailers are faring in terms of online progression.

The study, called SmartHub, evaluated 100 leading U.S. e-retailers across six different product categories in February. It found that the average number of checkout pages required to complete an order was three. Only 7% of merchants surveyed offered one-page checkout as an option.

In other findings:

  • Ninety-six percent of merchants surveyed were able to confirm inventory of a purchased item through customer service, however, of those who had more than one distribution channel (online plus physical stores, or catalog), only 47% of CSRs appeared to have visibility into activity happening outside of the e-commerce or direct channel.
  • Sixty-five percent of merchants surveyed were able to ship packages to customers in three days or less, a slight improvement from the busy fourth quarter holiday season. Merchants in the housewares/home category were most expedient, with 74% of orders received within three business days.
  • Thirty-eight percent of merchants utilized some sort of branded packaging, either inside or outside the box, up from 29% in the fourth quarter. Health/beauty merchants were most aggressive, with 53% utilizing branded packaging, the only category in the survey that indexed higher than 50%.

The addition of several new data points, including those pertaining to customer service, has provided additional insights not seen in previous surveys, said Innotrac. Multichannel visibility is one such area that is now being evaluated as retailers become more proficient at servicing customers who see no boundaries between online and brick-and-mortar outlets.

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