Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday's Big Retail Reading List

  • Holiday Shopping Takes Off at Airports (NY Times)
  • Best Buy Can't Match Amazon's Prices, and Shouldn't Try (HBR)
  • US e-commerce spending up 13% to nearly $27 billion for first 37 days of holiday shopping season (comScore)
  • A Focus on Digital Makes Burberry Relevant to a New Generation (AdAge)
  • Shopping in the ever-expanding lap of luxury (Star Tribune)
  • Social Media Is Completely Changing How Big Brands Make Their Products (Business Insider)
  • Five Years In And Profitable, Gilt Refocuses On New Leadership, An IPO In 2013 And More (TechCrunch)
  • Brands Test Digital Ad Targeting at the Store Shelf (Adweek)
  • How old school bookstore The Strand continues to thrive in New York City (CNN Money)
  • Forget The Register: Stores Use Mobile To Make Sales On The Spot (NPR)
  • As offline / retail prominence grows, a renewed focus on customer service for PayPal (Engadget)
  • As you browse, somebody's watching you...they know who you are, and what you're shopping for (WSJ)
  • JC Penney's Ron Johnson is 'Newsmaker of the Year' (WWD)
  • Holiday retail hiring could break record set 12 years ago (LA Times)
  • Target CMO explains what it takes to build a meaningful multichannel experience for their customers (McKinsey & Co)
  • 5 retailers shaping up to be holiday losers (MarketWatch)
  • Canadian retailers brace for Target's cheap chic (Reuters)
  • The Sweet Smell of Christmas Commerce: How carefully chosen scents can put you in the buying spirit (Pacific Standard)
  • Interview with Best Buy VP on the impact of mobile on retail (Guardian)
  • Get Ready For a New Era of E-Commerce In 2013: Instant Gratification (AdAge)

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