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State of US Same-Store Sales - September 2010 and Quarterly Data Update and Full-Year Outlook

Published on October 29, 2010
Retailer Daily has compiled comparable store sale data from the SEC filings of 26 major US retailers spanning several years, up to the most recently released September 2010 and quarterly numbers. The data excludes fuel sales and is available in Microsoft Excel format from the link below: Indications from September 2010 and the most recent quarterly same-store sales results across...
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Environmental Update: Chili’s, GNC, IBIE

Published on October 08, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Chili’s Touts Largest U.S. Roll-Out of LED Lamps Chili’s Restaurant touts it is rolling out the largest U.S. installation of LED lamps, reports LEDS Magazine. The restaurant chain is in the process of installing 125,000 LED...
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Retailers Open, Remodel Stores Coast to Coast - Update

Published on September 24, 2010
A look at new store openings and remodelings in August 2010 shows retailers targeting states across the country with no clear focus on the local employment situation. This changes course from June and July 2010, when retailers targeted the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., where unemployment rates have been equal to or better than the national average in recent months....
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Environmental Update: Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Staples

Published on September 24, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Wal-Mart Installing Thin Film Solar in CA, AZ Wal-Mart plans to use a new lighter weight and lower cost solar technology at the majority of its 20 to 30 store locations in California and Arizona that are scheduled for solar...
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Blockbuster Initiates Chapter 11 Proceedings

Published on September 23, 2010
Ending months of speculation, media entertainment chain Blockbuster Inc. voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on September 23, 2010. Blockbuster Reaches Recapitalization Agreement Blockbuster says the filing will implement “pre-arranged” Chapter 11 proceedings and follows an agreement reached with a group of...
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Environmental Update: REI, Applebee’s, AutoZone

Published on September 17, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.REI Cuts GHG Emissions Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) has reduced its absolute climate impact by 10 percent from 111,000 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or C02e, to less than 100,000 tons C02e from 2008 levels,...
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Wireless Non-contract Customer Service Improves

Published on August 30, 2010
Overall customer satisfaction with wireless non-contract service providers has increased considerably since 2009, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Study.The study measures customer satisfaction with current non-contract wireless service across six key factors (listed in order of importance): performance & reliability (31%);...
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Retailers Discuss 3-D TV

Published on August 26, 2010
Although the proportion of salespeople who discuss 3-D television technology with shoppers at major electronics retailers has increased substantially during the first six months of 2010, the rates of growth vary widely by retailer, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Television Mystery Shopping Report. For example, while salespeople at PRO Group mentioned 3-D TV technology to...
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Pressure Negatively Affects Wireless Services Sales

Published on August 12, 2010
Wireless services retailers should focus on not overly pressuring customers and the store experience, according to a new survey from J.D. Power & Associates.Applying Pressure Backfires The 2010 U.S. Wireless Retail Sales Satisfaction Study–Volume 2 indicates overall customer satisfaction with major wireless carrier-branded stores is based on four factors. In order of importance, they...
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Total Back-to-College Spending Up , Per Capita Down

Published on July 19, 2010
Total spending on back-to-college merchandise should slightly increase this year compared to 2009, but average per capita family spending will be a little lower,according to data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch.Total Spending Rises 12% from ‘09 
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Spending on back-to-college merchandise should total $33.77 billion, up 12% from $30.08 billion in...
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