Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet for 12/10/12: Mexico for growth, Aldi heir dies

  “Target CMO: Content and Mobile Matters More Than Campaigns” by Mark Miller in Brand Channel (Video and Text).  ““In the past, marketers would make campaigns, they would put them in the world, and they would wait to see what happened,” Jones said in a video released on the brand’s A Bullseye View website and […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet for 12/7/12: Target targets online ads; Walmart’s “Green Monday”

  “Target Pushing Into Media Business; Retailer selling inventory on Target.com via PubMatic-powered private ad marketplace” By Tim Peterson in AdWeek.  “Target’s private marketplace operates similarly to others that retailers like Best Buy and Amazon have erected recently. For example, a user may visit Target.com and check out its high-def TVs. As that user navigates […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet for 12/6/12: Lowe’s “yearns” for Canada; Amazon in Brazil

  “Lowe’s still yearns for larger market share in Canada” by Ken Elkins in Charlotte Business Journal.  “On Wednesday, Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chief executive, told analyst and investors he would like to have at least 100 Lowe’s stores in Canada.  “There are other ways to attain scale in Canada,” he says. The company dropped its […]

Eye-on-Retail 12/5/12: Lowe’s analyst call today; New Kroger 123K sf store; “Mansumer”

    Calendar at a Glance: Lowe’s:  12/5 @ 10:00 am EST — Lowe’s Analyst & Investor Conference Call https://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=95223&p=irol-eventDetails&EventId=4857135   Interview with Apple’s Tim Cook:  12/6 @10:00 pm EST on NBC’s Rock Center — Apple’s Tim Cook Interviewed By NBC’s Brian Williams.    https://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apples-tim-cook-interviewed-by-nbcs-williams-airs-thursday   Orchard Supply Hardware:  12/10 @ 4:30 pm EST — Orchard Supply […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/4/12: 3D Printing at Staples, Consumers open to mortgages at Walmart

  “Consumers open to putting mortgages from Wal-Mart on their shopping list” by Rick  Rouan at Columbus Business First via Reuters.  “Charlotte, N.C.-based Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group’s study of 618 U.S. consumers says that alternative financial services providers are threatening banks’ dominance in the lending market. The survey found that one in three consumers […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/3/12: Walmart alleged patent infringement, Web “up & down” pricing, Walgreens opens store #8K

    “Retail Frenzy: Prices on the Web Change Hourly” by Stephanie Clifford in The New York Times.  “Ms. Schulz said sophisticated retailers set algorithms to change prices in response to competitors. “Retailers pipe a bunch of information in electronically, like internal information — cost, availability of inventory, sales goals,” along with competitors’ prices, she […]