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Topic: Retail

Razorfish Opens San Francisco Lab for Emerging Retail Experiences Follows successful space in Atlanta

There’s no shortage of specialists out there to help make the digital dreams of retailers a reality. As the concept of the fully digitized store spreads, agencies including AKQA, iCrossing…

June 3, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Stores Policy goes into effect June 1

If you are a coffee-and-smokes type of person, you'll probably find hanging out at Starbucks a bit annoying in a few days. The Seattle-based giant will restrict smoking within 25…

May 30, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

Embattled P&G CEO Out, Replaced by Predecessor Struggling CPG giant looks to A.G. Lafley for salvation

Taking a page from the JCPenney playbook, Procter & Gamble is turning to its former CEO to help save a consumer products giant beset by agitated investors and an R&D…

May 24, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

Carmichael Lynch Gets Tempur-Pedic Media Follows win of creative work

Tempur-Pedic expanded its relationship with Carmichael Lynch, giving the Minneapolis agency responsibility for media planning, buying and analytics. The specialty mattress manufacturer spent nearly $70 million in measured media in 2012,…

May 13, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

Lingerie Celebrates Japan's Plan to Stimulate Growth 'Abenomics Bra' is named for inflation-oriented prime minister

Triumph, a marvelously named Swiss-owned women’s clothier in Japan, has unveiled its annual concept bra, which might just be the first economics-themed lingerie. The Abenomics Bra, named after Prime Minister…

May 13, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

Boyz II Men Will Make Love to Your Sweet Old Navy Jeans '90s R&B icons still have some mile-high moves

Strap that lap belt tight, because Old Navy’s newest airline-themed ad will rocket you all the way back to 1994. Boyz II Men are the newest retro celebs to star…

May 9, 2013, 8:19 AM EDT

JCPenney Returns to Sales Strategy Online, but Struggles Persist Retail giant now pitching three deals a day, per researcher

One month after JCPenney fired top exec Ron Johnson and brought Mike Ullman back as CEO, the retailer reportedly says it expects year-over-year Q1 revenues to be down 16 percent…

May 8, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

Only 30 Percent of Brands' Pinterest Engagement Come From Own Pins Based on study by Digitas and Curalate

Marketers may like steering the conversation around their brands, but Facebook and Twitter have upended that strategy. Now it seems Pinterest is putting the brand-driven approach away almost entirely. Seventy percent…

April 30, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

Google Looks to Push Mobile In-Store Shopping, Tablet-First Design SVP Sridhar Ramaswamy discusses intersection of ads and shopping

As Google’s svp of ads and commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy oversees the engineering behind products like Google Shopping’s Product Listing Ads, AdWords’ transition to Enhanced Campaigns and even the test of…

April 29, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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