Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/10/13: Home Depot’s CMO talks Mobile | Costco Disappoints

  “Home Depot’s CMO Trish Mueller Discusses Mobile Initiatives” by Mark Walsh at Media Post.  “In the social realm, Mueller was bullish on Twitter, calling the microblogging service “a new horizon in terms of information and connectivity for consumers, more so than other social platforms.” Home Depot has recently tested pushing tweets to mobile users […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/9/13: Wmart’s next CEO: Doug McMillon may have edge | Target’s Quasi-Cheap-Chic in Canada

    “Pinterest Pins Its Hopes On International Growth, Starts Out With Localizing ‘Pin It Forward’ Campaign To Drive More U.K. Posts” by Natasha Lomas at Techcrunch.  “Pinterest is ramping up its international strategy by kicking off a localisation effort in the U.K. today, tweaking the site so that it deliberately foregrounds U.K. content to […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/8/13: Target’s Life-Size Dollhouse | Whole Foods wants 1,000 | Wmart’s next CEO

  “Target partners with Facebook to push its digital Cartwheel to shoppers” by Thomas Lee at Star-Tribune.  “In its boldest foray into digital retailing, Target is launching Wednesday a test version of Cartwheel, an ambitious collaboration with the world’s largest social network that will allow users to earn savings via Facebook and then use their […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/7/13: Walmart #1 in Fortune 500 | Target Canada wants 200 stores by 2020

  “Walmart reclaims Fortune 500 top spot” at Fortune.  “For fiscal year 2012, sales rose 5.9%, to $443.9 billion. Despite relatively strong sales, Wal-Mart must hold onto its U.S. shoppers, which make up 62% of the chain’s net sales.”  See the list:  https://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2013/snapshots/2255.html?iid=SF_F_River   “Target Announces Soft Opening of 24 Stores in Western Canada”  “Target […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/6/13: Walmart.com’s New Look | Sears Sought-After Geek

  “Walmart Launches National Advertising Campaign to Show “The Real Walmart”  “Walmart today announced the launch of a national television and digital advertising campaign and accompanying website (www.therealwalmart.com). The campaign demonstrates how people across America count on Walmart to save money on the products they want and need, how the company provides tremendous career opportunities […]

Eye-on-Retail Tipsheet 5/3/13: Wmart Forecasts $9 Bil in E-com Sales | Dollar General Loses on Price

  “Wal-Mart’s Prices Beat Dollar General in Most Categories” by James Callan at Bloomberg Businessweek.  “Wal-Mart prices were below Dollar General’s 100 percent of the time in household goods and more than 85 percent of the time in grocery, auto supplies, pharmacy and health and beauty aids, according to a study conducted by Bloomberg Industries […]