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February 6, 2013
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  Online Retail Trends 
  • Apple allows self-published works in iBookstore
    Apple has added Breakout Books, an iBookstore section that features self-published works, many distributed by e-book publishing platform Smashwords. Amazon's best-seller lists increasingly include self-published books, and many self-published works are winning readers with retail prices that are much lower than those of best-sellers from traditional publishers, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker said. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  New Media & Technology 
  • 6 tips to make the most of Instagram marketing
    The photo-driven nature of Instagram makes it an effective marketing tool for restaurants. These tips from online marketer Constant Contact aim to help eateries make the most of it, starting with using your photos to tell people stories rather than making the brand the star. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Companies in the News 
  • Duane Reade engages consumers with mobile game
    A Google mobile game that challenges users to find objects in the real world is being used by the Walgreens-owned Duane Reade chain of stores to engage consumers. The Ingress game is currently available only in beta form as an application that can be downloaded with an invitation. Duane Reade will display the Ingress logo in store windows, noting that players can find needed objects for the game in the store. (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • For Walgreens, omnichannel is imperative to success
    From redesigned flagship stores to enhanced fulfillment options such as same-day delivery, Walgreens has diligently repositioned the 112-year-old company to be a model 21st-century retailer. During Retail’s BIG Show last month in New York, Walgreens' vice president of e-commerce shared a glimpse of the company’s omnichannel evolution and how investments both online and off have helped meet the demands of the digital age. Read more. Blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why Canada is a hot spot for growth in 2013 and beyond
    Canada has just over half the number of retail square feet of selling space per person of the United States -- and with total online Internet sales projected to double by 2015, the opportunities for expansion in the country are compelling. In a white paper posted in the library, SCI Logistics explains the business and economic factors that make the Canadian market a prime area for digital and brick-and-mortar businesses to grow during lean economic times. Download the white paper. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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