Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 1/2/13: Wmart #1 Mobile Retailer in ’12; Tour of Target w/CMO

  Happy New Year !!!   “Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company” by Alex Williams at Tech Crunch.  ”  …It’s why 2013 will be the big year for the retail and computing giant. It’s all coming together with its growing cloud infrastructure, voluminous data streams and content. It’s what Ray Wang of Constellation Research calls […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/28/12: H.Depot & Lowe’s Fear Strike; Amazon & 306/second

  “Christmas Day retail traffic up 27% over 2011; Amazon & Walmart most visited sites” by Sean Ludwig at Venture Beat.   Here’s the top ten list: https://venturebeat.com/2012/12/27/christmas-day-retail-traffic-up-27-over-2011-amazon-walmart-most-visited-sites/#OL4A042irkdt3eXS.99   “Home Depot to Lowe’s Busiest Season Threatened by Strike” by Chris Burritt & Brooke Sutherland at Bloomberg.  “Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos. have the most […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/27/12: HBR’s 100 Best CEOs; Walgreens needs to “chill”

  “US retail sales creep higher in weak holiday season-early data” at Reuters. “Holiday-related sales rose 0.7 percent from Oct. 28 through Dec. 24, compared with a 2 percent increase last year, according to data from MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse…The latest holiday season sales would be the worst performance since 2008, during the last recession.  “The broad […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/26/12: Home Depot involved in Federal Probe; Walmart & Conde Nast

  “Mayor Ray Nagin’s dealings with Home Depot a focus of federal probe” by Gordon Russell in The Times-Picayune.  “Just a couple of nagging details were keeping Home Depot from breaking ground on a new store in Central City in early 2007: The retailer needed the city of New Orleans to sell it several streets […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/21/12: Target Slashes Prices, Tracking Social Media Spend

  Follow us on Twitter @retaileyeretail “Why Walmart Took Over Facebook for 72 Hours” by Brad Tuttle in Time.  “But does an increased presence by retailers in social media actually boost sales? The answer’s not clear. An IBM Digital Analytics report indicates that social media’s impact on sales appears to be minimal:  Shoppers referred from […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 12/20/12: Walmart MBA, RadioShack in Afghanistan

  Follow us on Twitter @retaileyeretail “Extreme Franchising: Bringing RadioShack to Afghanistan” by Nick Leiber at Bloomberg Businessweek.  “The next time you stroll through downtown Kabul, you might be able to buy batteries from a RadioShack outlet, the result of a new effort by the U.S. to shore up Afghanistan’s economy: selling American franchises to […]