April 2012

Multi-Channel vs. Omni-Channel, and Other Key Takeaways

April 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

At the recent RIS event in Orlando we learned that retailers are still figuring out the differences and challenges of operating multi-channel versus omni-channel. Retailers are in the process of defining the differences between the two and gaining understanding of where the lines are drawn for each strategy. [...]

RedPrairie Announces New Price Tag Generator Solution

April 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

RedPrairie Corp. today announced the availability of its new Price Tag Generator solution, which will be featured at the High Point Furniture Market April 21-27. Available through a web interface to RedPrairie's Merchandise Management Point-of-Sale Plus module, the Price Tag Generator solution uses open inventory, not available for sale (NAS) and outlet data and instantly generates professional price tags for furniture, consumer electronics and appliance retailers. [...]

McDonald’s Redesign: Changing the Golden Arches to Golden Architecture, One Upholstered Booth at a Time.

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

The finished units are comfortable, bright, colorful, open, inviting and – perhaps most important of all – modern. “In 1955, McDonald’s was America’s most modern and innovative brand,” says Francesco Cordua, director of U.S. retail experience. “True to our roots, we’re driving a reimaging effort that will return us to those original parameters.” [...]

Sears Holdings Announces Completion of $270 Million Sale of Eleven Sears Stores to General Growth Properties

April 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today the completion of the sale of eleven Sears full line store locations to General Growth Properties for $270 million. Sears has received the sale proceeds and the stores will continue to operate as Sears locations into 2013 or 2014 with final closing dates to be determined and announced later this year. [...]

Walmart Expands Solar Commitment in Colorado

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Walmart announced six SolarCity projects on stores in Colorado, marking the company's 100th solar power installation in the United States and moving it closer to its long-term goal of using 100% renewable energy for all its retail and distribution facilities. [...]

Sephora Makes Over Website, Adds iPads In Stores

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

San Francisco-based Sephora unveiled its social and mobile makeover, including a new personalized web experience, new mobile website, iPhone app and iOS devices in more than 100 stores. The beauty retailer has also integrated Pinterest to its site by adding "Pin It" buttons to every product and brand page. [...]
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