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January 10, 2013
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  • More men are buying beauty products online
    According to Mintel, more men are shopping online for beauty products, and marketers can do more to tap this growing trend. "Men are a prime target for online beauty retailing as they are less likely to want to spend a lot of time browsing stores and are looking for quick, simple and convenient ways to get the products they want," notes Shannon Romanowski, beauty and personal care analyst for Mintel. Drug Store News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Online Retail Trends 
  • Retailers boost use of retargeting e-mails
    Some 19% of the top 1,000 online retailers sent at least one re-targeting e-mail to shoppers who abandoned their carts before checkout last year, up from 14.6% in 2011, according to Listrak. “A three-message series is a best practice and something we recommend that every retailer consider," said CEO Ross Kramer. Internet Retailer (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Check out the Social Buzz around Retail's BIG Show
SmartBrief's live coverage of Retail's BIG Show on Storify provides a curated collection of the best social media content about the show. See it now.
  New Media & Technology 
  • Jaguar hits Instagram to build buzz for F-Type
    Jaguar is using an Instagram campaign to draw attention to its new F-Type model, inviting the site's users to submit photos that capture the essence of the Jaguar brand. The winning entrant will be one of the first Americans to be given a chance to test-drive the new car. Luxury Daily (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Companies in the News 
  • How Walgreens' omnichannel strategy has evolved
    Walgreens' omnichannel shopping strategy is evolving along with customers' shopping habits, and is influenced by the belief that the pharmacy chain can integrate e-commerce into the stores, says executive Joseph C. Magnacca. "Our expanded category online selection through and and our Web pick-up initiatives are great examples." SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Auntie Anne's goes all out on mobile for pretzel launch
    Auntie Anne's is touting its Honey Whole Grain Pretzel with a wide-ranging mobile promotion, incorporating QR codes, SMS, mobile advertising, a mobile game and more. EPrize helped develop the campaign for the pretzel purveyor, with mobile playing "the most significant role. ... Whether they experience us with a digital ad, when walking through the mall or on Facebook, we wanted to make sure that wherever the consumer was, we were there," said Jennifer Cadicamo, senior director of strategic services at ePrize. (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Legislative & Regulatory 
  • China's couriers object to proposed delivery tax
    The rapid rise of online retail in China has spawned scores of local courier services, some of which have grown into national entities. Now, the companies are unhappy about a new proposed tax on their businesses to raise funds to defray the costs of the national postal service. Forbes (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story Spotlight 
  • Can’t make it to Retail's BIG Show '13? Watch three keynotes live
    For those who can't be there in person, three keynotes from Retail's BIG Show will be streamed live from the event Jan. 13, 14 and 15. The sessions, which focus on global expansion, conscious leadership and retail's role in the economic renewal feature senior executives from Mango, Starbucks, The Container Store, Whole Foods Market, and Wal-Mart. Viewing is free, but registration is required. Register here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The 25 best digital retail stories of 2012
    From Facebook launching its highly anticipated IPO to the increasing influence of mobile on retail, some of the biggest headlines in retail came from the digital space.’s Artemis Berry recaps the most-clicked stories about conversion, site design, and much more from SmartBrief and the blog as read by over 45,000 professionals across the industry spectrum. Read more. Blog (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Up-to-the-minute social coverage of Retail's BIG Show 2013
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