SOASTA®Inc., the leader in cloud and mobile testing, announced the findings of its 2013 Website and Mobile App Survey. The survey found that almost nine out of ten Americans associate negative feelings with brands that have poorly performing websites and mobile apps and have a negative reaction when a website is too slow.
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Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, has released its bi-annual The Why? Behind the Buy report. The Why? Behind The Buy provides valuable insights into the behavior and buying patterns of today’s shoppers, as well as actionable tips to help CPG and retail marketers adapt to the ever-evolving shopping landscape.
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dunnhumby has acquired Standard Analytics (SA) LLC, a pioneer of machine learning and advanced analytics focused on sales forecasting, to bolster the company's existing algorithms portfolio.
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Quantum Retail Technology, Inc., a leading supply chain management and inventory optimization provider, announced that Scott Aubitz has been appointed chief marketing officer and vice president of product strategy. In his new roles, Aubitz will lead the company’s product management and global strategic marketing.
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Amid an environment challenged by rapidly changing consumer confidence and high national unemployment rates, retail executives say they will be investing capital to spur growth, with an emphasis on expansion and enhanced technology, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm.
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Beware frequent flyer programs and credit card rewards because U.S. retailers – led by department, drug and specialty stores – have captured the spotlight in the 2013 COLLOQUY Loyalty Census.
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Stanley Security, a leading national security integrator, announces its strategic partnership with SenTech EAS Corporation, a leading supplier of EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) systems, tags, labels and accessories. As part of this partnership, Stanley will market and support SenTech products to customers seeking an integrated EAS solution.
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RetailNext Inc., the leader in Applied Big Data for brick-and-mortar retail, announced the availability of version 4.0 of its market-leading in-store analytics platform. RetailNext 4.0 innovations – including gender demographics, employee detection and full-floor heat maps – help retailers more effectively test and measure activity within stores, increase sales, reduce theft, and improve the shopping experience.
Lolly Wolly Doodle, the social commerce apparel company headquartered in Lexington, North Carolina, will announce a significant new investment led by Revolution Growth to rapidly scale growth. Befitting one of the world’s most successful businesses transacting on Facebook, the announcement will be made live on Lolly Wolly Doodle’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/LollyWollyDoodle) at 10am ET today.
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For effective reward and recognition programs, delivering impactful rewards can be cost-prohibitive – and many companies are asking: “How can we get the most bang for our buck?” In response, Maritz Motivation Solutions and Brandmovers have collaborated to create 3Cheers, an online recognition and rewards solution for companies of any size, especially small to mid-sized businesses.
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SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced that Beall’s, Inc., of Bradenton, Florida, a family-owned casual lifestyle retailer, is ready to leverage the latest retail trends, improve customer experience and meet future payment regulatory requirements after installing the latest version of the SAP Point-of-Sale application.
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Hybris, the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider ranked “leader” by both principal analyst firms, announced that it will partner with LivePerson, a leading provider of intelligent engagement products, to offer an integrated solution that will enable businesses to optimize the online commerce experience and drive greater ROI to their digital properties.
Bronto Software, the leading marketing platform for commerce, has launched the 2013 edition of the Bronto Holiday Resource Center to help retail marketers prepare for the most important selling season of the year.
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Through IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative, 360pi will deliver retail customers with software and services solutions that help them optimize their base, promotional, and markdown pricing to drive sales, volume, and profit. 360pi helps retailers increase their sales and margins by helping them “right-price” through insight into their competitors’ prices and assortments, giving them the same kind of price transparency their customers enjoy.
Nielsen Announced its 2013 CPG Breakthrough Innovation award winners recently in Phoenix: Allegra® Allergy, Colgate® Optic White™, Dannon Oikos® Greek Yogurt, Downy UNSTOPABLES™ In Wash Scent Booster, Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies, Magnum® Ice Cream, Milo’s Kitchen® Home-Style Dog Treats, MiO Liquid Water Enhancer, Monster Rehab®, Reese's® Minis, Skinny Cow™ Candy, Sparkling ICE, and Special K® Cracker Chips.
Affinity Solutions, Inc., the leader in transaction-enabled marketing programs and card-linked offers in the U.S., announced it has completed a $21 million+ round of funding led by Chestnut Hill Ventures, a Wellesley, Mass.-based private equity firm focused on consumer marketing and financial services companies.
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Dazadi.com has launched a new partnership on the Best Buy Reward Zone loyalty platform. Loyal customers enrolled in the Reward Zone program can get extra Dazadi.com merchandise and earn points for every purchase made through the program.
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Bronto Software, the leading marketing platform for commerce, announced today availability of the first chapter of its new eBook, “Commerce Connections.”
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AT&T and IBM announced a business agreement to deliver a new eCommerce solution that can help retailers provide a consistent shopping experience for customers whether they are shopping online, via a mobile app or in-store. The new service, expected to be available this year, combines AT&T’s cloud, application management and network services with eCommerce software from IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative in a single, subscription-based package designed for retailers.
Internationally known outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is pleased to announce the expansion of its retail presence into the Freehold, New Jersey, market. The 25,000-square-foot store will employ approximately 100 people and will feature two levels.